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Install AAL or replace leaf springs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mlittle, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    mlittle

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    I am looking to upgrade my suspension, but I was not sure if I would be wasting my money with an AAL. Based on my pics, are my current leaf springs suitable for an AAL or do you think I should replace the entire pack?

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  2. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    VooDoo

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    how many miles do you have on your truck?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    hamNswiss on rye

    hamNswiss on rye ¡Yo Quiero Taco World!

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    id say new leaf pack...they're bowed pretty far
     
  4. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    ok well it depends on your budget. the 3rd pic looks like theyre sagging a good bit so if you have the means to get a new leaf pact i would go for it
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    I would like to stay under $800 for everything. As far as I know, I need the following:

    Bilstein 5100s (front and rear)
    Coils
    Bushings for front Bilsteins
    U-bolts for rear
    Either AAL or leaf pack

    Am I forgetting anything?
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    if the group buy for the wheelers 5 pack is still going on you should get in on that
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM
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    yea man! join our group buy! the more that join the more we get off!

    and under 800 for all that?...hmm..will be cutting it close lol :p
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM
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    yea i would say new leaf pack
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM
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    new leafs
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Anyone else want to send me their thoughts? If I feel the best bet is to replace the leaf springs, I will most likely get in on the group buy. There goes my motorcycle money.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    Get the leafs man :) yours do truely look sad... :(
     
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