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Toytec 2" AAL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 2006TRDSPORT, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    2006TRDSPORT

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    Looking for thoughts on using Bilstein 5100's all around with front set to 2.5" and a Toytec 2" AAL in the rear?? Or should I stick with 1.5" AAL? :confused:
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 3:54 AM
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    Depends on the rake you want and what leafs you have. I have 5100s set at 2.5 up front with the 1.5 AAL on the crappy 3 leaf pack and it is 1.25" higher in the back. Basically it looks like it sits flat with no load in the truck. Not sure whether you have 3 or 4 leaf pack already so that will make a difference. With 4 leaf pack using the 1.5 AAL you may end up with 2" of rake or 2.5" of rake if using the 2" AAL. With 3 leafs you'll have 1.25" of rake with 1.5 AAL or 1.75" of rake using the 2" AAL.

    Here's how mine sits with about 150lbs of boats & racks...........

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  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:02 AM
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    Nice! I like that stance and I am pretty sure I have the 3 crap pack, lol. If yours sits about level with the 1.5 AAL, mine should sit a bit higher in the back which I would be fine with going the 2" AAL route. Nice truck BTW, my buddy has a 07 4wd with the 2.7, which you can see on my pics, it's the grey one next to mine. He is the one that preached to me how great Tacos are, and I'm glad I listened. Thanks for the help!!
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    Like the other guy mentioned in the other thread, your caster will be low going 2.5 up front and the truck will wander and follow grooves in the pavement and be harder to drive in the wind on the frwy without getting UCAs. This will not wear the tires but is mostly just annoying. I went with Light Racing UCAs to get caster back and it drives like a dream. They are cheaper than the Total Chaos and some others that have uniball ball joints. Those have better articulation for offroading but I have prerunner so the regular ball joints that come on the LR UCAs were just fine for me. They are much beefier than oem and give you plenty of caster and camber adjustability to get alignment correct. They run about 450 a set. You don't have to have them immediately after lifting because some say they are OK but mostly I think they just have a higher tolerance for the twitchy handling with caster being low. You can just lift and see how you feel about it then get the UCAs if you don't like it. Caster needs to be +2.5-3.0. Again, caster being off will not wear the tires, camber and toe being off does that. Here's a pic of the LR UCAs........

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  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    Ok, thanks for the heads up! I might just go with the 1.85" setting up front and use the 1.5" Toytec AAL's in the back. I definitely don't want to be wandering all over the road for sure, and with the tires I'm planning on getting (BFGoodrich 265/70/17 A/T KO's) that should suit my needs just fine. I don't want to get into buying a bunch of new parts, just wanted a few inches of lift for a better look with the new tires mainly. Thanks for your advice!
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    It's not that bad or dangerous, just annoying. Nothing bad enough not to be OK for a coupla months while saving up for the UCAs. I went a few months before doing mine. Just get a 1yr, 3yr or lifetime alignment so that'll be free after changing stuff and do it once in awhile just to make sure all is good to keep tires as long as possible.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    I took a 3 hour road trip after installing 5100's at 2.5. The wondering wasn't bad but I got a vibration in the steering wheel around 70mph. The vibration is more noticeable than the wondering. Gonna install LR UCA's when I get some cash.

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  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    That's a 4x4 thing. I didn't have to worry about cv angles and vibe issues and such with the prerunner. Not sure what OP has..........
     
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