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cheep back end lift question

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by jamesrenoallen, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    jamesrenoallen

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    so when you look under your five lug taco you see that the rear axle sits on top of the leaf springs right? And when you look under a prerunner or 4wd the axle sits under the leafs right? So why can you not simply take your springs off lower your axle put the springs on top and flip the mounting hardware upside down? I feel like there is something I'm not considering or something that may get damaged if its attended?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    No you can not just flip the axle under the leafs on a 5 lug. Totally different setup on over axle and under axle applications. I believe they make axle flip kits though, not sure if they are for second or first gen. If you want a cheap rear lift for a 5lug go with an Add A Leaf. It simply slides another stiffer leaf into your stock leaf pack thus lifting and stiffening up the rear end.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    does an add a leaf just stop the stock leaf pack from flattening out as much or does it create a tighter curve in it?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2014 at 2:18 AM
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    It is a stiffer spring with a bit higher arch to it. So it provides a bit of lift and a bit of firmness at the same time. Which in turn raises your load capacity a little, increases handling characteristics and reduces bottom outs when under load.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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    ^ this ... aal and be done
     
  6. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    I went to a place to get an AAL for my truck, and they said it would lower my truck instead of lifting it, are they wrong, or was I missing something with the SUA 5lugger?
     
  7. Feb 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    I've heard you can do the flip with the leafs. but you'd have to get shock tabs remounted
     
  8. Feb 12, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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    They are idiots and you should not buy anything from them. An AAL will lift your truck when installed.
     
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