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Install Equipment List for 1.5" AAL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jacked Burton, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    Jacked Burton

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    So I can either pay $187 after tax to get them installed locally or spend a little more to buy tools and do it myself,which I've never attempted before.

    Looks like I need...
    2 jack stands ($35 a/c)and rubber feet https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-steel-jack-stands-61197.html

    Floor jack ($80 a/c)https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton...vy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-64264.html

    2 wheel chocks ($12 a/c) https://www.harborfreight.com/solid-rubber-wheel-chock-96479.html

    2 5"C clamps ($10) https://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-industrial-c-clamps-39609.html

    Impact driver/wrench ($80 a/c) looks to be 180 ft lb and None of my bolts and nuts show rust to make a more powerful one necessary? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-24-...s-Impact-Driver-1-Battery-Included/1000604923

    Impact hex socket adapter ($9)

    Am I missing anything?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    stickyTaco

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    Do you have a quality torque wrench? You don't need the impact driver really...breaker bar, ratchet set, and a torque wrench would be sufficient.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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    MunchTIME

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    Depending on the AAL you may need a cut off wheel for the rear spring clip and/or center pin, you only need 1 c-clamp. Make sure you have deep well sockets for the U-bolts unless you plan on cutting them off.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    you don't need an impact, but $187 for install seems like a pretty reasonable price to me as long as you trust the shop.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    rnish

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    Drop the impact driver and get a metric socket set (with deep sockets).
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    bigfoote13

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    Do you plan on other mods to us this equipment? How badly do you want all that stuff?

    $187 is pretty cheap if you don't want/need the equipment.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    JdevTac

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    Like the others said, if you plan for future projects then jack stands and a floor jack are investments.

    I did my own single AAL with about the same tools you’ve posted, aside from an impact.

    Utilized the OEM bottle jack to provide leverage on the lead pack when needed too. I did mine by leaving the leafs on the truck. Most say removing the leafs is easier. Idk. Wasn’t hard, just time consuming.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    Shop has a really good Rep.
    Since my driveway is all rocks you have convinced me to take the sissy way out.
    That didn't take much...:eek:

    I'd like to have the stuff but I am not "needing it".
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Crazydave

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    Where are you located at, maybe a member can give you a hand?
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    Cleveland Tn.
    I like your idea but I just snuck in a 3:30 window about 10 minutes ago.
    Will Report back with pics later.
    Thanks yous guis
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Don't let the gravel driveway stop you. Throw down some cardboard and you'll be all good.
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    I agree. I did mine by myself and it took me about 5 hours, having never done anything like that before. It was a good experience but, knowing what I know now, I'd be tempted to let someone else get the backache for $187.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    That_red_taco

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    187 is super cheap i did a 3leaf yesterday took about 2-3hrs but i did have the tools... but if your planing on doing other things to the truck in the future i would buy everything and do it my self for the experience
     
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  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    before

    0612191340cbefore.jpg

    after
    afterAAl1.jpg

    I'm not gonna lie...There is now a tiny bit of "axel wrap" below 5mph.:annoyed:
    Not sure if i should have gotten the shims now because bilstienlifts.com told me I shouldn't need them with the 1.5-2 AAL.
    Having 600lbs of garden soil in the bed last week was what pushed me over the edge to try this.
     
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  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    I installed mine over the weekend and drove it for a day and was trying to be hyper sensitive to any vibes, didn't feel any. jot the front jacked up yesterday and still don't feel any problems... yet.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    Axel wrap? I thought that's why you use an add a leaf and not a block.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    He’s probably feeling vibes, and calling it axle wrap.
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    That's sounds more likely to me.
     
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  19. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    Buy the tools, learn the skills to continue to do the work yourself in the future. I’ve followed that mantra since I was sixteen, and twenty years later there isn’t much I wouldn’t tackle on a vehicle.
     
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  20. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    Yeah I was feeling a little vibe in the shifter at take off.
    Drove it a little today and I barely feel anything (new) if anything at all now.
     
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