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Will AAL fix rear spring sag?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Slabassassin, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Slabassassin

    Slabassassin [OP] Member

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    My rear spring are worn out fellas. Will installing an add a leaf fix my spring sag or should i pony up and purchase new springs? I am not familiar with the purpose of aal other than lifting the rear end. I searched the forums and found no posts that address this issue. Help is graciously appreciated
     
  2. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    It will help temporarily while saving up for actual new leafs...
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    An AAL is a band aid for a worn out leaf pack. Temporarily it will lift the rear end back where it was but it will quickly sag just like the rest of the worn out leaf pack. Depending on your usage, it might take a year or 2, but it's gonna happen. If you're bottoming out, you could also take a look at something like Timbrens but, in my opinion, a new leaf pack would be the best long term solution.
     
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    Just save the $80 and put it towards new leafs...it will be better in the long run over having to spend money twice as well as having the rear end tore apart twice IMO
     
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    grassy ass on the info. does anyone have suggestions as to a new and affordable leaf pack with little to no lift?
     
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    What does "grassy ass" info mean? You apparently didn't search very hard if you don't know what an AAL does.
     
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    Yes it will fix it. Ive been running mine for almost two years and still have smiling leafs and hauling doesnt sag the leafs too much. I used the 1.5" AAL from WheelersOffRoad and I did have the stink bug stance until i raised the front as well. If you dont raise the front, be sure to reposition your break proportioning valve accordingly or you will be in danger of warping your front rotors (I warped mine :eek:).

    Of note, the stock shocks rode very poorly with the lifted rear (they will ride poorly with any lifted rear IMO, AAL or not). Bilstein 5100's ride very well.

    I agree in the saving but disagree with the temporary fix.

    See above :rolleyes:.

    Unfortunately not everyone can afford new leafs. This is a good alternative (though I do agree new leafs would be nice ;)).
     
  9. T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    The temporary I meant was until the new packs were feasable monetarily as you mentioned addressing the other dude's comment. I had AALs for couple of years without issue and hauling 1400 lbs of crap a few times. They are a reasonable option until something better can be saved up for. I don't see where spending 75 to get by on for awhile or long while until the 500-600.00 parts are doable is such a waste as it was made out to be. Sure, if you're gonna drop that on a new set within a month or 2, then why do AALs then take it apart again in a couple of weeks. But if you're gonna get by for a yr or 2 then why not? Depends on the priority list. It isn't the same for everybody.
     
  10. Pugga

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    Check this thread out. If you're handy, this is probably the cost effective way to rebuild a set of leaf springs.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/194386-tacoma-spring-refurbishing.html

    Well said. :cool:
     
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