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TRD PRO add a leaf

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ls7alex, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    ls7alex

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    Has this been done? I searched and it's been asked at least twice, but no answer. My dealer said I don't know, then said the fox suspension would be affected negatively. I am not looking for lift, although I know it will be a byproduct of the AAL. Would a mild AAL be okay to do? Any pro owners added an add a leaf kit? Recommendations of what to go with?

    EDIT: After pondering this a bit, i guess my only real question is: Can my rear trd fox shocks handle an AAL or will they become overextended?
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    Chipi3s

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    If you are not using it for lift what are you using it for?
     
  3. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    Loads in bed, towing. Have done neither yet, but come summer, with pros being level, i don't want the rear end sagging.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Dealer doesn’t know, period. They sell cars, much deviation from that and you’re asking the wrong person.

    If you don’t want lift, I dunno what you can pick from, an AAL is a cheap payload upgrade. Next step is airbags. All will lift, so if you want to be “level,” you’ll only be level with a load. Your ass end will sit higher unloaded, 1-1.5” more than the front.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    Deleted my comment^^^^ he basicly answered it.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    I would think most get the Pro for the way it comes stock without doing any mods to the suspension because of the negative effect it will have if you add anything more. I suppose you can add the AAL but you may not like the ride. $.02
     
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  7. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Yea, I went to quote it and I got an error. I have no plans to swap out my suspension for another (kings, icon etc just for more lift.) For the type of off roading I will do, my clearance is more than sufficient. And I honestly love how smooth this fox set up is
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:17 PM
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    After pondering this a bit, i guess my only real question is: Can my rear trd fox shocks handle an AAL or will they become overextended? I will edit this into the original post too
     
  9. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:31 PM
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  10. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    Check @Bray1197 pro build I don't recall but I believe he added a spring
     
  11. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    You should talk to @Kleenax about his air bags, support when needed then airs them down when he doesn't.
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:37 PM
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    Pro owner here. I did an AAL on my rear and it ended up being too much lift on the rear. Obviously helped with sagging lol.

    I did Icon AAL
     
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    Air bags. Different springs are fine when loaded and suck when empty. Stock springs are great empty and sag fully loaded.

    This is not a Pro issue, this is any vehicle who tows issue. Air bags are cheap and offer best of both worlds.

    If you were towing with a Prius the solution would be the same.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2018 at 11:15 PM
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    This is what sucks about doing anything suspension wise to a pro. Ive weighed my options many times. The fox isn’t designed to work with anything. Even the icon 1.5 aal would have travel problems in the rear. I had to do kings 2.5 and ome dakars medium leaf pack. Maybe you can do the icon aal but only add one of the 2 leafs it includes?
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    I have friends at Airlift...hmm time to hit them up
     
  16. Jan 28, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    A lot of stuff, just ask and I'd be happy to tell you. Or we could wheeling/camping
    I ordered a leaf pack from Deaver Suspension Inc. It is anleaf pack they designed so the truck would still function as designed while under weight.
     
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  17. Jan 28, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    A lot of stuff, just ask and I'd be happy to tell you. Or we could wheeling/camping
    Here’s a pic of on side

    467A4DA3-996F-4A6C-8BD0-3082ECBC5843.jpg
     
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  18. Jan 28, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    Did you mean AAL, or did you order a full leaf pack?
    Thanks
     
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    OP are Sumosprings an option for you? sounds like that would fit your needs... unless you really need every inch of free articulation unaffected in the rear. i have them and they help just right, but that's for my needs..
     
  20. Jan 28, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    airbags & done.
     
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