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different kind of AAL question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by colinb17, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    so i have two questions about AALs. i can install an aal with my eyes closed, so no need for help with that, but i couldn't find the answeres to these other questions. as for the toytec aal for the tsb springs, is the 1.5 in lift listed as the height increase right after install, or is that after they settle. just trying to make a decision about what height i need to get the truck level where i want it.

    second question is...if i install the aal, how much will it affect my alignment. I have 2.5 in of lift up front on stock ucas, so my caster isn't great (1.9 with a little vibe from 55-65 mph) i got to thinking, if you lift the rear, it may be minimal, but the way you are rotating the truck, oyu are essentially taking away caster aren't you? and also, say your camber is off (wheels like this \ /) if you lift the rear, you could turn the off-caster into bad tow specs.

    maybe i'm overthinking it for the amount of lift being applied, but i thought i'd ask. any input is apreciated :)
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    I don't know about the toytec aal's, but I've put aals on Jepps in the past and after alot of wheeling and/or time they'd lose anywhere from .5" to more. Eventually all leafsprings will go flat...

    I wouldn't recommend to try and over compensate for this tho, just go with what you need, 1.5" etc, and if you need to replace it in 2 or 3 years it will be a cheap fix.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    that's what i was thinking about them settling.

    any thoughts about the alignment issues?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    btw, i'm saving up for some LR UCAs, so i will be getting an alignment when those come in. so i'm basically asking if i can install the AAL and wait to get the UCAs before i get the alignment, or should i wait till i am about to get the alignment?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    You will be fine, but get the UCAs when you can and you will be super happy.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    By lifting the rear you are changing the angles in the front. I'd get an alignment.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    thanks guys, looks like i'll just wait till i get the UCAs and install it all at once so i only have to get one alignment.
     
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