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Install instructions for new leaf springs?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by CurboCycles, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. CurboCycles

    CurboCycles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought some allpro 3" leaf springs. Is there a "how to" on installing new leaf springs? I saw the thread on the aal but none for a full leaf pack and new shocks.
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Don't make multiple threads on the same subject, bump your old thread back to the top



    Don't you just jack it up, take off the shocks/springs, then replace with the springs/shocks (in that order)
     
  3. Sublime

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    Basically follow the aal instructions but just remove the springs as well. They didn't come with instructions? Maybe PM allpro and see what they got!
     
  4. CurboCycles

    CurboCycles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It seems that simple in my mind, but i wanted to hear from those that have done it before cuz rarely are things as simple as we hope/anticipate!
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...talls-full-ome-kit-rear-brake-lines-pics.html

    Air tools and an extra set of hands make the job much, much easier in my opinion! I used this thread as a guide for mine. :thumbsup:

    A couple tips, unbolt the brake line from the axle so it doesn't get overextended, bolt the front of the leaf pack in place first then the back since the back is a flexible connection, multiple jacks makes it easier (I used one on each side of the axle and good jack stands on the frame).
     
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    There are some pix and instructions in the OME link in my sig.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Your sig is blank... :confused:

    I linked your install thread above also. I found it helpful when I did my install and figured I'd pass it along :thumbsup:
     
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    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Hmm that's interesting. How about now?
     
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    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    And now??
     
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    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Looks like it doesn't post a sig when I'm using tapatalk on the iPhone, which is most of the time. I'll have to be aware of that.
     
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    :) Thanks for the props.
     
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    That one had your sig with all the links

    This one doesn't have a sig
     
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    Thanks guys. The truck goes on the lift tomorrow. I'm going with stock brake lines so we'll see how that plays out.
     
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    Got the springs and shocks on...took about 4 hours. Instead of swapping out brake lines, I created a spacer (or large 1" washer) that lifts the brake line holder an inch higher off the axle. This gives me enough brake line stretch at full extension. Also, I welded the old bumpstops onto my new flip U-bolt plates.

    I was nervous about making a $650 investment into the rear suspension of my truck. I did NOT want just a 3" lift out of it for the money. I'm happy to say that the rear suspension is 10x better than it was stock. I have a few large dips near my home that usually my truck bottoms out at 20-25 mph. I can hit it at 40 mph and its no big deal!!! HUGE improvement! If only i could get the left side of the rear to match the right side....right now the right side is 1.25" HIGHER! Hopefully it settles in.
     
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    And for anybody in the future looking to do the same, here is the install process I used:

    Removal
    Tires, emergency brake, brake lines off axle, shocks, ubolts, springs. Install one spring at a time.

    Reverse process for install.
     
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    Did you get the standard duty springs? What shocks are you running?
     
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    Yes, standard All-Pro 3" springs. I don't haul or tow much other than a quad and I wanted 3" of lift, not 4" so I chose standard over expo pack. I'm running the 5100s in the rear, 2.5" Icons up front.
     
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    OP do you mind posting what your #'s are from the hub to the center of the rear fender? Im looking to swap out my procomp aal for a leaf pack and trying to maintain the same amount of lift.
     
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    You could also check out the Dakars. That's what I got.
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/180042-all-pro-dakar.html
     
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    Dude, we're going to have to wheel sometime! That's the set up I want to go with but I'm running 9.24" 5125's in the rear. Wasn't sure how much rake with the Icon's up front? Can you post pics? I've got next weekend off if you want to hit Sycamore or Butcher Jones to shake everything down?


     
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