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DBL Cab Long Bed w/ AAL??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MAXTacoma, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I just purchased a Toyotec AAL for my Dbl Cab long bed. I'm worried that there will be too much foward rake. Does anyone have any pictures w/ just the rear AAL on there Tacoma DBL Cabs? I'm wondering if I'm going to need to get the front spacers to even it out. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    I was hoping that mine wouldn't be as much!
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    here is mine with an aal

    taco2.jpg
     
  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Are you happy with it? Hows the ride?
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    If you have extra weight like a camper shell or toneau cover it'll help keep it closer to level.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    yeah.....i am real happy with the way it rides.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    I'm planning on adding that AAL and then seeing how things go, but I have seen one truck that had the AAL and didn't like how much forward rake there was. I think regardless if I add the front spacer, unless I get air bags, the front will be high when I tow the boat!
     
  10. Apr 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Are you guys mostly referring to the aftermarket AAL's or the rear spring TSB? It seems from the pics that aftermarket AAL's provide much more lift than the rear spring Toyota TSB 4 leaf update.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Depends on the AAL. They make them to offer different amounts of lift.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    I ordered the Toyotec 2" add a leaf.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    Yeah, I guess the post just got me thinking of how one AAL can be good for a longbed, but may be too much for a shortbed. It also hit me that the rear spring TSB uses the same 4 pack leaf for short and longbed doublecab trucks, and must be causing various height results depending on the bodystyle...
     
  14. Apr 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    I would have to guess the Dbl cab long bed weighs more than a DBL cab short bed, maybe the extra weight will keep me from having to add the front spacers. I guess as soon as I put it on I will know.
     
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    I'd do it simply because of you hauling that huge-ass boat. Why spacers and not new shocks?
     
  16. Apr 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Never thought of shocks. Would they level out the front?
     
  17. Apr 29, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Bilstein 5100 series preload adjustable shocks will lift the front 0.85, 1.75", or 2.5", your choice.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    I dont want any problems in the future which is the better way, spacers or 5100's?
     
  19. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Everything that I read said that the billy's were the way to go. I set mine at 1.75 and it levelled the truck perfect for me with the TSB. The ride is just a tad stiffer but barely noticable. It's more expensive than spacers but if you were planning on having them installed, I'd go with the 5100's as not to sacrifice the comfort of the ride and you would only end up spending 80-100 bucks more.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    I might end up doing that, I want to see how much rear lift I actually going to get with the AAL. Once it settles I'll decide. I cannot wait till I get the AAL installed!!!
     
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