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couple nonTSB AAL insall questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KingMoo, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    KingMoo

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    -LIFT: 5100 bilsteins all around (set at 0.85 in front) eibach coils 2" AAL -D-RINGS -BED COVER rollaway
    today my buddy and I are about to install the AALs on a my 2011 tacoma. Just have a couple questions before we start.

    1) there were no U-bolts provided. The vehicle has 10,000 miles on it. Do I need to pick up new U-bolts or longer U-bolts?

    2) I was told previously that rear end work doesn't affect alignment. However; reading through the AAL install thread I noticed some people stating the opposite. Do I need to get re-aligned after the install?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    You will use the factory u-bolts. It should have came with new center leaf pins. I wouldn't worry about getting it alligned.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    I lifted the rear of the truck from the differential.

    do I take the shocks off while the load is still on the jack or do I let the jack stands take the load before removing the shocks?
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    I promise you that if you touch the rear end it Will change your thrust and you Will need to align your wheels. there is such a small chance it wont but Id always check out. My new leafs pushed my LR toe out and my RR toe in, I had to loosen it on the rack to correct it. and after doing the springs I would of bet you the alignment was fine. but the Alignment rack said otherwise.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    thanks. I still dont really understand how this shock would come off nicely if it's under pressure...
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You can remove them without jacking the truck off the ground. They come off easy.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    -LIFT: 5100 bilsteins all around (set at 0.85 in front) eibach coils 2" AAL -D-RINGS -BED COVER rollaway
    why do the bolt threads also rotate while the top nut is being removed from the shock?
     
  9. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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  10. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    yeah i'm using that sticky....

    I understand why it's turning. I just cant find a place to put a wrench on the other side to prevent it from turning. vice grips is what I was considering...
     
  11. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    is there not a flattened part of the very top of the bolt? above the threads?
     
  12. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    no there isnt

    i'm thinking it's likely under the boot. I guess the boots need to be lowered...
     
  13. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    well once you get the nut off. you should be able to compress the shocks by hand to get them below the mount and remove. It takes a bit to get it moving but once it starts it should start compressing relatively easily
     
  14. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    i am not sure what shocks the sport uses....it might take an allen wrench in the top of the shaft
     
  15. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    sorry. these are bilstein 5100s
     
  16. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    yeah, then it takes an allen wrench

    Good luck with install
     
  17. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    oh i see now. thanks. i never would have figured that out
     
  18. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    from the picture i'm not exaclty sure which bolt needs to be removed that's holding the brake lines to the axel. If it's the one i think then there's only one bolt on the driver's side...
     
  19. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    im not sure if the axel should be as loose as it is right now. this is sketchy business...

    does the long side of the AAL go towards the front or back?
     
  20. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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