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adding overload spring back in with 1.5" lift AAL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KeithB, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    KeithB

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    I have coilovers up front with 2.5" lift and 1.5" lift AAL in the back. Wondering if I will need shims to correct the driveline angle if I add the overload spring back in. Truck measures 3/4" higher in back than the front (1.75" higher than stock) but somehow seems lower than the front when I look at it. Want to add the overload back in to get the racked look back. Wondering how it will ride (stiffer) and if I will get vibrations from being about 2.5" taller than stock in back. Also, if I do this and get vibrations without shims, could I space the carrier bearing down to correct the angle.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Carrier bearing drop would be essential to help with the vibrations. You can order it from Toytech's website.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    KeithB

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    Wheels and Tires: 17x8" Ultra Goliath wheels with P285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2, Suspension: Icon coilovers set at 2.5", TC UCA's, 1.5" lift 3 leaf pack with overload left in, 3* shims, carrier bearing drop, Bilstein 5100 B110 rear shocks Other: TRD SS exhaust, Ottonavi H/U with Sat radio, bluetooth, ipod interface, DVD, Navigation Accessories: Toyota roof rack, black Toyota running board steps, cargo divider, weathertech floor liners, Literider roll up soft tonneau, thule bars over tonneau Cosmetic: window tint, grillcraft black mesh upper/lower grill, eyelids, tinted tails and third brake light, vinyl armrest in doors Lighting: fogs only mod, bed lights in pockets, back up lights, amber interior accent lighting, amber 10" LED light bar in hood scoop, 33" LED bar behind the lower grill, amber lamin-x on fog lights
    Can someone link me to toytech's shims and carrier bearing drop? I could not find either on their website.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Brunes

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    I've got a 3 pack aal with the overload leaf in...and I haven't had any vibrations at all.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Mine is also set 2.5 in front with 1.5 AAL in the 3 leaf pack. (2 leafs, overload + AAL) Truck is an inch higher in back & has no vibrations.
     
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