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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by countryboy22, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    hey guys i am going to be ordering 5100's soon and also aals. I know I want the 1.5 inch aal but i dont know whether to get long or short. and also where is a good place to buy the aals. o and i dont have tsb
     
  2. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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  4. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Or look into an icon 3 leaf progressive pack.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    ok i not looking to spend much. it just i need new shocks which i am going to get. and i need the aal to level out the lift and to allow me to haul more. i cut wood a couple weeks ago and put it in my bed and it just sunk
     
  6. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    your ride will suffer if you go short
     
  7. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    ok i do alot of off roading nothing extreme but my ride is way to soft right now like its ridiculous
     
  8. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    should i go with the toytec or pro comps
     
  9. Sep 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    if i set the billy's at 2.5 wil i want a 2inch aal or 1.5inch remember i dont have tsb?
     
  10. Sep 26, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    Do you want the truck to be level or have it sit like stock just higher? If you want level I say 1.5". If the other way then 2".

    Go with toytec. Pro comps aal is short and rough.
     
  11. Sep 27, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    the 3 leaf progressive pack will ride much smoother with less vibrations/shudders. however, since the overload leaf is removed you will suffer a loss of towing and load capacity. a regualar, 1 leaf aal is cheaper but the ride will be a little stiffer, possible vibrations, but load capacity will not be affected

    i'm currently trying to decide on this as well, i want the smoother ride but i might be towing and hauling a bike around in the future so i do not want load capacity to suck
     
  12. Sep 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    if you go with the 2" aal and billy's at 2.5", your truck will sit .5" less higher in the rear than stock. so you are gonna have a little bit of rake but not like stock. a good idea if you plan on hauling or towing anything.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    I have the pro comp aal, short and my truck came with 4leaf in the rear. No complaints here about the ride being too rough (also running m/t's)

    My last 4x4 was an 06 wrangler sport, lifted - and the procomp - even with the short aal is SOOOO much smoother... so perhaps I'm just biased!
     
  14. Sep 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    overload leaf doesnt HAVE to be removed

    i didnt remove mine and have experience ZERO problems
     
  15. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    do you mean on the 3 pack aal where they say to remove the overload, you just didnt remove it?
     
  16. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    yup

    my ubolts were long enough to keep them in...so i kept them in
     
  17. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    hmm. did you get extra lift height from it?
     
  18. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    i dunno

    i dont measure lift etc etc...i lifted in order to fit tires and get over stuff
     
  19. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    so what would be the best AAL pack for offroading then, i currently have a 2 in. block in back with no tsb and just OME shocks in back, i want to get a 2" leaf kit and just remove the block cause i want to keep the truck how it is right now but i don't know what would be the best for off road performance. i also will occasionally loud up bikes and what not in the bed..
     
  20. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    2" aal from toytec
     
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