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fabtech 205 aal toomuch lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brelandt, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. brelandt

    brelandt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" lift front and back
    Hey guys, i bought a set of aal from amazon $53.40 shipped. They are the fabtech 205 that measure out to be 31-3/4 long. has a lot of arch.
    I installed them yesterday on my 2004 reg cab prerunner with 2.7 engine. I took my measurement before I started at 36" from ground to lip of the wheel opening. after the install i drove it about 50 miles and the measurement is a little 39-1/2"!!!!
    The aal kit stated 1-1/2" lift.
    Where my stock leafs sagging that much? Didnt seem to be?
    Has anyone else experience this.
    The ride is great, better than stock and no squeaks.
     
  2. pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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    check your shock travel as well.u might not have any.and if u do it might make brake lines REALLY tight.
     
  3. brelandt

    brelandt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    forgot to add that I had a set of 3.5" blocks installed years back, but removed them a year or more ago. Also had 3" lift on front which was removed as well. I also had longer brake line and shocks as well. But my ranchos maybe shot as they did not seem to extend on their own like when new.
     
  4. brelandt

    brelandt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" lift front and back
    something very unexpected happened today. I applied my brakes at a traffic light when however, the truck would not slow. I paniced! I was real close to hitting the back of the car in front of me then the pedal felt as if it broke free from under my foot and went down a couple of inches and the brakes kicked in.
    I never had that happen when I had my blocks installed.
    Later I tried to repeat what happened and it will, but not everytime.
    I adjusted my brakes by moving the bar up about an inch. The section over rear axle that adjusts how much fluid goes to the rear brakes. I havent driven yet but if I do not hit someone on my way to work in the morning than all will be good.
     
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