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Is the 5100/AAL route as easy as it seems?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 762NateOh, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    762NateOh

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    Looking to get a mild lift, and the 5100/AAL seems to be a pretty attractive option.

    Is it as cheap/easy as it sounds?
    I'd probably do....2.5" in the front, and ??? in the rear. 1.75? 2? (recommendations plz :D)
    Truck is used as a daily, 90% street, not hauling heavy loads

    It seems to be about $250 in parts, reasonably easy install, and an alignment and I'm GTG?
    I'm a little bit naive on truck suspension. I've done a handful of car stuff.

    Will I need extended brake lines?
    Will I be murdering my CV joints?

    Also plan on 265/75/16 tires... Would the next size up be doable? Worth it? Mainly just don't want it to look dinky, but I bet those would fill it up pretty well.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    acdronin

    acdronin Well-Known Member

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    there's a billion threads on this topic, 265's are fine, 275's may rub at full lock, search and you can spend a week reading all the threads about this.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    You have a prerunner so no CV to worry about. 2.5" won't be a problem for you. Anything larger then 265/75R16 you will have to trim or do a pinch weld mod.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Doh :eek:

    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    5100's and a three lief pack work better than the single AAL.

    Fronts set at 2.5

    Tires are 255/85/16

    Yes, it works.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    So like this

    "1.5" Lift 3 Leaf Progressive Add A Leaf Kit: 149.95 [​IMG] A 3 leaf progressive racing style Add A Leaf set. Works with or without your factory overload leaf. Comes with longer U-bolts."

    from wheelers?



     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    Yes or even Icon has a 3 leaf AAL.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    I had a good experience with Wheeler's I would recommend them
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    Yes, I bought everything from Wheelers. Very helpful people and they steered my right.
     
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