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What?! No DIY for Leaf Pack Replacements?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacomaMtnMan, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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    TacomaMtnMan

    TacomaMtnMan [OP] those who seek fear shall be followed by fear

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    Okay,

    I know its probably easier to replace the leaf packs than doing an AAL. But did I miss a thread about this? More specifically what are the torque specs for attaching the new springs with new bushings?

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    I am looking at the Alcan 3.5 inch lift springs with the 2.0 or 2.5 Rear Fox Shocks with reservoirs.

    I just want to be sure I purchase the right setup, would the 10 inch travel shocks be correct? Extended length: 26.10" | Collapsed length: 16.10"

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    Lastly, do I need the brake line extensions?
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    Is an AAL system just as comparable as a leaf pack?


    Thanks in advance!
    ~ Chuck
     
  2. Jun 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    blake5995

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    i would go with new packs over AAL and i dont think you need a extended rear brake line but i am not 100% sure on that
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    If you're going to running that much lift and travel I'd get the extended brake lines...
     
  4. Jun 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Yeah better safe than sorry. So did anyone have the AAL and then get a leaf pack... did you see a ride difference?
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    bjboucher

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    If you look at the OME install sticky, it includes replacing the leaf pack.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    Ronn

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  7. Jun 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    TacomaMtnMan

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    Thanks Ronn!


    Does anyone have Alcan springs with any feedback?
     
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