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Best AAL out there, where???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crazyrzr85, May 23, 2012.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    Looking into getting an AAL, non TSB, to go along with 5100's up front, probably keep stock shocks in the rear. Wheres the best place to get my AAL, and possibly size too. I plan on keeping stock wheels and maybe my next set of tires going 265-75-16. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated guys/gals!!!
     
  2. May 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Pugga

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    I like the Icon 1.5" 3-leaf AAL (Wheelers has their own version also). It's pricey but comes with new U-bolts and centering pins.
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    Get the wheelers 3 leaf and 5100s if you will have an empty bed. Icon and OME if you will have permanent weight in the bed.
     
  4. May 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    Not looking to spend too much here on the AAL lol...
     
  5. May 24, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Pugga

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    Then just pick up a standard single AAL from Wheelers or Toytec... They come in 2 flavors, 1.5" or 2".
     
  6. May 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Less than $200 shipped for a wheelers 3 leaf aal or about $100 for a single that will last about a year` so ive read on here. Ive only had the 3 leaf aal for a couple months but it hasnt settled at all and i like the ride alot. Ive hauled some 1/5 ton loads on occasion with no bottoming out. Firewood ect. FYI, i had the tsb and left the overload in when i added the wheelers 3pk. Raised the rear close to 3"
     
  7. May 24, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    I cant stop watching that sig. LOL
     
  8. May 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    loving my icon 3 leaf... $180 i believe from DSM.

    I have about 150-200lbs in my bed at all times too
     
  9. May 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    3 leaf aal > single aal

    all day every day :D
     
  10. May 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Now you guys have me thinking, even more, about this...whats the advantages of a leaf pack, and how many "leafs" would i need? I do tow a trailer and side x side from time to time but mainly wanted the AAL for lift purposes, about 2" or so...
     
  11. May 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    Save up for the wheeler's 3 leaf aal. I had the toytec 2" single aal and switched them out for the wheeler's and the ride is night and day. I also have bilistein 5100's with them for the added height.
     
  12. May 30, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    How do the 3 leaf kits/packs give you lift, if stock I only have 3 leafs? What do they do for ride quality and load handling?



    Sometimes, I can't stop watching my own sig lol...
     
  13. May 30, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    I've got the 1.5 inch from toytec and I love it, have the stock rear shocks with 145k miles on them too, it's nominally stiffer than stock, I barely notice it.
     
  14. May 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    I got to looking @ Pugga's picts, and I see the ICON AAl pack goes w/ your stock leafs, is this correct?
     
  15. May 30, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    Correct, it gets installed the same as any other AAL, just gets added to the leaf pack and turns it into a progressive leaf pack. Install instructions tell you to leave the overload leaf out (for additional flex) but you can leave the overload in place and gain an extra 1/2" of lift.
     
  16. May 30, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    So that would give m roughly 2" in the rear correct? I'm going for a level look, will I be able to still go with just 5100's up front to achieve the level look, and if so, what setting? I really only want to go with new shocks up front and nothing else at this time, not an off roader or anything...
     
  17. May 30, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Do you have a TRD Off Road, TRD Sport or SR5? Reason I ask is the TRD Off Road has progressive coils and preloading them 2.5" will give you a pretty rough ride. The other 2 models will still stiffen up due to preloading but it won't be as bad. If I had to guess, if you add 2" of lift to the rear, you'd probably want to be at the 2.5 setting on your 5100's up front and hope you don't need UCA's for alignment.

    Otherwise, keep the overload out or go with a 1.5" single AAL and set your Billies to 1.75. You might still have a little rake but the AAL will settle a bit and you shouldn't have any alignment issues at that setting.
     
  18. May 30, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    I'm pretty leveled out with my 3-leaf aal (no overload) in rear with 5100s and the front 5100s set at 1.75". Now I did say I have a lot of weight in the bed too.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1338386036.019907.jpg
    Then with wheels and tires... Even more weight in the bed.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1338386068.989962.jpg
     
  19. May 30, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    I have an 09 DCSB Offroad...want to try and avoid any alignment issues lol

    Edit: Wheeler's...Icon...Other...opinions here?
     
  20. May 31, 2012 at 3:17 AM
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    crazyrzr85 [OP] So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    Bump...for your valued opinions on your leaf pack or where to suggest to go, thanks!!
     
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