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Rear Lift Question w/ Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by THROUGHITALLDUDE, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    So someone told me that in order to do a rear lift i need to get different rear shocks because the stock ones will not do well i wanted to know if this was true because i have 1.5'' blocks sitting in my garage and i think i wanna level my truck with them but i do not wanna buy new shocks for the back i have toytec coilovers as of now heres a pic
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    input please..... thanks guys
     
  2. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    AAL, I read blocks are a no no.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    Have you had the tbs done, that may level out your truck a little beter if you haven't.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I had a 1.5" AAL and offroaded with it for about 4-5 months. I never had any issues besides a stiff ride, which is to be expected from an AAL.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    why are blocks a no no i never understood my buddy has a f150 and is rolling on 3inch blocks and said he never had problems? anyone know the pros and cons of blocks
     
  6. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    I have had the aal, 884's and stock shocks for a few months and the ride sucked balls. Just finished installing darkar spring sets, 885's and all new OME shocks. The ride is like night and day. I definitely recommend getting new shocks with a lift.

    this is the new lift i put in but with dakar springs, toytec suspension lift. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    That's the set up I plan on getting.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    I'm no expert on lifts nor have I ever lifted a truck. But from what I read they have a crappy ride and cause Axel wrap. Here is a link which may have some info on the subject.http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/55023-blocks-aals.html
     
  9. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    if you plan on doing anything offroad harder than a dirt road...its possible that the blocks can crack or break...ive seen it happen...it makes for a NOT fun ride back

    they have also been known to increase axle wrap as well

    go with a progressive or long single leaf aal
     
  10. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE [OP] Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    how difficult is it to install a aal ? the one thing i have been reading bout and was worried about was guys that were throwing off their back axle alignment
     
  11. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    theres a DIY on here. Seems super easy.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    i dont recall all the steps...but i did mine with no issues...and it was easy
     
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  14. Jan 16, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    i plan on getting the toytec coilovers for the front of mine...without lifting the rear...what do you have yours set on to level out the truck?...just curious...i was thinking maybe 1.75" would be good so the back would still be slightly higher...in your pic it looks like your rear isn't as high as mine is...maybe the tsb would fix that...i think it raises the rear about 1"....i have reg cab so there is no tsb for it
     
  15. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:05 AM
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    A 1.5 inch block shouldn't give u any axle wrap. I've used a one inch for years with no problems. BUT I don't do any hardcore wheelin, my block is steel so I doubt it'll break, but some company's make them outta aluminum and I even saw some made from rubber or polyurethane! Just make sure you get a strong durable material if u go that route!
     
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