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Blocks or Add a leaf?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 08toyoamn, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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    08toyoamn

    08toyoamn [OP] Its For Sale. :(

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    i am going to buy a 3" TOYOTEC lift, and they offer rear blocks or add a leafs. my question to all of you is what do you think is better and a smoother ride... and the best quality... i am looking for quality and performance.

    thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    AALs are better than blocks by far, it'll give you a bit stiffer ride, but not too much. Blocks will give you axle wrap, not good.

    edit: the best quality would be to get new coilover shocks with new leaf packs that give you a lift.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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  4. Nov 22, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM
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    Just a heads up... I am getting the TSB done for the rear suspension because they basically add a leaf for you for free. Then I am getting 1 inch block in the lift kit I just bought.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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  7. Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    thanx for the help and incite everybody ...!
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    does a 1998 toyota tacoma qualifie for the add a leaf TSB???
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  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Uhhhhh, no, but it should.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    Blocks are really bad especially if you go offroad.

    I've seen atleast 3 blocks fly out of a vehicle because they broke in half while the axle was under torque. One paticular situation.... if the airborne piece was 3" higher, it would've castrated a guy.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2009 at 4:41 AM
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  12. Aug 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    I love my AAL on my TSB springs, nice truck ride no more soft squishy feel.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    I have an 05 and i havent got my TSB done although i should have. But i dont have a squishy or harsh ride. I am going to AAL though. Next on my list.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Unfortunatley I had the TSB done and at the time Toytec didn't have an AAL for that application. I haven't had any problems, on or off road.

    However when the time comes I will be going for some AAL's. My $.02
     
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