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Rear lift block vs. rear add-a-leaf?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jeeper2269, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Sep 7, 2007 at 2:19 AM
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    jeeper2269

    jeeper2269 [OP] Active Member

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    I would like to lift an 06' Taco, 4x4, sport, access cab, 3". I really like the way it drives now, and would like to keep it as close to this as possible, but want to lift it and put 33's on it. For ride comfort, how much of a difference is it going to make between the two and stock.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2007 at 8:35 AM
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    Mudbug

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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    I've been thinking about this....I'm almost thinking I like the block idea better because leaf springs have a tendency to squeak if they aren't JUST right. The add a leaf will make it a tad stiffer thats all.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2007 at 9:02 AM
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    humanoid

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    Avoid the blocks and go with the AALs.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2007 at 10:55 AM
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    Teknishun

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    You have to remember that any time you add a block you move the axle housing further away from the spring. This gives the twisting motion that causes axle wrap more leverage on the spring, hence more rear hop. I always recommend replacement lift springs if one can afford them. Will the add a leaf really give you 3" of lift?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2007 at 11:57 AM
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    Mudbug

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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    Yeah I agree with that comment. Just replace the whole damn thing. Old Man Emu makes some I think.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2007 at 6:51 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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