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Bilsteins with or without AAL?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by YellowDog01, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    My '01 Double Cab is about to go into the shop for my Bilstein 5100s all around...Do you guys think I should get the AAL in the rear or keep it stock?

    I will be towing, but only on the weekends. Thanks!:)

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  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Keep it stock! just slightly lift the front or level it out with the billy's!
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Toytec says the AAL will give me 2 inches...
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Damn do you really want 2"? extended brake lines and the like?
     
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    I just did my Billies all the way around yesterday. I set the front at 1.75 and left the rear alone. Sitting even. Will post pics soon.
     
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    Just level out the front. If it sags too much when you tow or don't like the look then start messing with the back.
     
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    Hey man the bilsteins on the front are those just shocks or coilovers? And are they adjustable? Reason im asking is i want to put a heavy duty bumper on the front and i want to fix the sag w/o a lift. I dont want to get into that money and other things you have to correct. I also want to add a winch later when i save some more money and would like to be able to adjust the shocks for the added weight.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    I just got my Tacoma in to the shop. For the installation of all 4 Bilsteins and an alignment was about $210. Didn't think it was bad! I didn't get the AAL done yet because my Dad and I can do it if the rear sags too much. Getting tires next week. Will post pictures tonight!
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    Here it is out of the shop! Still deciding if the AAL is needed. I'll get some better shots when I wash it and get the new tires on.

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  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    i like it, what did you set your billies at?
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Thanks man. I have them set at 2.5". No Add a Leaf in the rear. I love the ride and the lift is just what I wanted! Shot another picture just a second ago.:D

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  12. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    looks awesome i think thats what im going to do, any alignment issues? also how is the ride
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    I got the alignment done with the install, and they said everything went perfect. The ride is a little more firm but to be honest it isn't really noticeable. I like the feel better. Definetely glad I didn't go with a Spacer lift. I actually ended up paying less for these installed than the Spacer lift would have costed me. Go with the Bilsteins, it's worth it.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    sweet im excited to get mine put on. post pics if you get the aal
     
  15. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Will do. Thanks for the compliments!
     
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