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Wheeler aal help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FixedTRD, May 1, 2010.

  1. May 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    FixedTRD

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    I got some wheeler aal 1.5. It state to remove the overload but I would like to know if this is necessary or can I keep the overload on?
     
  2. May 8, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    anyone?
     
  3. May 8, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    I don't think its necessary, I didn't remove any leafs when I added my AAL
     
  4. May 8, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    I just added a Toyotec AAL. I placed my AAL between the overload and the leaf pack. IMHO I wouldn't remove the overload.
     
  5. May 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    Of course you can leave the overload spring on BUT the centering pin that Wheelers provides is not long enough to go through both the AAL and the overload (or so I recently read); you'll need to buy your own centering pins that are the correct length.

    Plus your overload spring will add height to your overall lift, if that matters...
     
  6. May 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Thanks everyone I guess I will put the overload back on once i order new center pin and new u bolts.
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Did you get the single aal kit, or the 3 leaf aal kit?
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    I got the 3 leaf aal.
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    That one is meant to replace the overload leaf. Is designed for smooth ride and off-road performance.
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    You will probably lose the ability to load up the box right full of stuff though eh? or does it not effect payload that much by removing the overload leaf ?
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    You do lose payload capacity. However, alot of people are getting the 3 leaf aal and then also getting a set of Timbrens for the rear. That way they get the best of both worlds.
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    oh ok right on, or superbumps eh lol?
     
  13. May 10, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    What would be the pro and con if I were to install the overload.
     
  14. May 11, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    Well, I think keeping the overload spring in there could damage the leaf pack with the 3leaf AAL in place.... As I see it, the smallest leaves on the AAL wont extend past the end of the overload so the springs can be forced into a negative arch, effectively damaging them.
     
  15. May 12, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    How much load capacity are you loosing? I am on the fence about which to get for my truck.
     
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