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Broken AAL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomalex, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    tacomalex

    tacomalex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So today I decided to try and get my stock bump stops to work with my All-Pro u-bolt flip kit. I ended up flattening the ends out and then drilling and filing the middle out some more so that they can sit diagonal between two of nuts on the u-bolts. It worked out great I think :D

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    As I was putting the bump stop on the driver side I noticed this:

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    I was like "wtf lol" so I looked at the other side to confirm:

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    Yeah.. My AAL is broken in half. It's a good excuse to upgrade to an Icon 3 leaf AAL, or a whole new leaf pack, but I'm broke.. :( So this pretty gay (sorry if that offends anyone)

    Anyone else ever heard of this happening? It's a Toytec 2" AAL.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    yikes!! hope this doesnt happen to my toytec AAL...

    *going to check*
     
  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    tacomalex

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    It surprised the shit out of me. I just don't know how long it's been like that or why it hasn't fell out.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Broken AAL's can happen. You want to make sure the U bolts are torqued propperly, and check them every so often.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Just because the truck is an '11, doesnt mean the AAL hasnt been sitting on the shelf for some time. Regardless, there could have been a weak point in the spring, and thats where it decided to break. Most aftermarket AAL's arent subject to the same quality control of OEM springs. Toytec should warrenty the spring.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    tacomalex

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    That's just a year of WV road salt. And it only snowed three times this year.
     
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