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Just installed AAL and Billys...anyone have this problem?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mainewoodsballer, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Dec 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    mainewoodsballer

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    I just got the bilstein 2 inch lift kit from toytec. This kit: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    I decided to install the rear on my own to save a few bucks. So I put the AAL's in and the shocks.

    The problem is that the truck now "leans" a bit toward the drivers side. I havent put the front on yet its still stock. Im wondering if the leafs just need to settle a bit after driving it a little bit. I haven't driven it yet.

    So im just curious what people think. I put both leafs on the same way. Hmmmm? Any thoughts?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Are you sure you put the leafs on the same? They are directional
     
  3. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    mainewoodsballer

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    Yes, the longer side goes toward the back?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Yup. Have you measured? How much is it off?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    about a half inch.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    This may be a bit premature. However, I believe this is referred to as the "Taco Lean" and happens quite often. From what I've read its due to the fact that all the heavy stuff is mounted on the drivers side. Gas tank battery, and if you ride around solo, this also causes sag on the drivers side. I noticed mine more after the lift as well. I suppose the lift accentuates the lean.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    If you stand behind the truck you can tell just by looking at it.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    How are you measuring? From Flat ground to fender or from top of tire to fender. Reason I ask is I know a guy whos tire was very low and appeared off after install.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Maybe because the weight of the gas tank on driver side? I'm just guessing not too sure though. I'd love to see how it looks though pics!!
     
  10. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Not after just the rear install.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Yeah I measured from the top of the tire....I will post some pics with shes done, but maybe I will post a pic of the problem right now.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Pics always help.

    Also your sure you tightened The U Bolts and got the bump stop plates in right?
     
  13. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Here is what the highside looks like...Im assuming this is what its supposed to look like. Couldnt really get a pic of the other side but its a little over a half inch off from the floor to fender.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    So you have not installed the front lift yet, which includes the lean spacer? And it is leaning?
     
  15. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    and here is the back. [​IMG]
    this pic makes it look a little worse than it is. But there it is!
     
  16. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Yes...correct. It never leaned before when the rear was stock. Not sure why it would now..
     
  17. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Yep, that's the Taco lean. I can notice it on my truck on occasion, but to most people they can't tell.


    BTW, two Tacoma's in one garage, nicely done sir, nicely done.
     
  18. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    IMO you probably just didn't notice it before. Double check your work so far, finish putting the lift on and see what happens.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Umm... maybe the garage is crooked.
     
  20. Dec 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Exactly. I noticed it on my stock truck as well, usually only with a full tank of fuel.
     
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