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Rear blocks or AAL?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NumNutz, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Jul 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Toytec recommends that for a 3" lift you use rear blocks instead of AAL with 2007 and newer models?

    Does everyone agree with that?

    What is a TSB?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    well i think it really depends on the driving style...like off roading alot, but i would think an aal would be fine, and less chance of messing up with that over a spacer, or so i think anyway!
     
  3. Jul 25, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    wat?
    it depends on if u've had the tsb done (or have 4 leafs in the back). if so, then they recommend blocks b/c the tsb basically puts in an AAL
     
  4. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    I hear this alot. The TSB springs are an entire pack with a different spring rate. Not an AAL thrown into the pack. I have the TSB springs and a long AAL and it flexes just like stock, and is a bit softer when unloaded. :)
     
  5. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    Don't you have to trim the AAL to get it to work with the TSB springs?
     
  6. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    wat?
    well i stand corrected then
     
  7. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    I didnt, Mine were custom made, and I took them from my stock pack and they fit perfect in the TSB pack. :)
     
  8. Jul 26, 2008 at 4:52 AM
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    Option #3 - get an entirely new leaf pak.

    Blocks are bad if you're gonna do any offroading. I've seen atleast 4-5 blocks get spit out of a leaf pak because they can crack & break under the torque.

    AAL's are OK - but they put your original leaf paks under stress. Your original leafs weren't designed to bend in the direction an AAL put them in. AAL's can also sag over time...

    You're much better off getting an entirely new leaf pak that's designed for the lift you want. It'll cost more - but you'll be much happier in the long run.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    OME Dakar is a nice full leaf pack. I've seen them for $330 compared to Deaver or another brand charging you $600.
     
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