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Yes, Another AAL Question.....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Onyx, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Onyx

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    So, I bought my first Tacoma last week. 2002 V6 Prerunner TRD SR5 51K. First truck, so either I am overly sensitive to the clunks and bumps but ive been reading that these trucks are know for the notorious "clunk" coming from the rear end. Yes, I seem to have it and its totally annoying!! Looking to get a set a stiff AAL (hopefully this will fix the problem) but was wondering if i need spacers in the front to keep it level...? Any recomendations on a brand? Would rather have a stiff ride than axle wrap.

    Searched through the forums but havent found any mention of adding something to the front. Surely if height is added to the back it wont sit level, correct?

    Thanks!! :D
     
  2. Sep 28, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Your assessment is accurate with the exception of using a lift spacer to compensate. Lift spacers are a cheap solution that you'll likely regret in the long run.

    Assuming your springs, both front and rear, still are in good shape, consider an adjustable shock for the front instead of a spacer. Here is a much better solution.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html
     
  3. Sep 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    I agree. Just get some 5100s up front to help balance out the lift from the rear. Will be much better then spacers.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    Thanks, was hoping not to mess with the front but don't think its gonna be an option!

    I was reading that a stiff helper spring would fix the issue as well?

    There isn't any option without lifting the vehicle is there?
     
  5. Sep 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    The AAL is temporary. I did an AAL and 5100's and got the clunk back after about 1 month and bad after about 3 months.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    not really as you need stiffer leafs...which usually means a bit of lift.


    Wheelers 5 pks dont give tons of lift and the 5100s up front on the middle setting should be close to level...well..maybe at the highest setting actually..
     
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