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types of rear lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nstaco, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    nstaco

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    newbie looking for help-----what is the preferred method of inexpensive rear suspension lift? longer shackles, 1.5" axle blocks or a short add-a-leaf? any opinions or stories would help.


    thanx
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Assuming your leafs are still good, and AAL (add a leaf) is the most economical. If your leafs are flat, then follow the link in my sig.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    thaks for the info rec. against the axle blocks. several of the local trucks i have seen here in nova scotia have the longer shackles installed for 2" or so lift in the rear. Any comments or problems to report on this type of lift?
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Shackles tend to wear out the leaf pack much faster than it normally would.
    And for the blocks, they also wear the leafs faster and induce axle wrap.
    The aal is really the best inexpensive choice with the only real downside being a rougher ride.
    The new leaf pack is the bast choice (although it is pricey)
     
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