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AAL and chevy drop shackle

Im thinking about getting an AAL and a drop shackle. What can I do to the front to level it out?? Number 1 torsion bars and a slight crank?
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a superlift. lol
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a superlift. lol
You got the 1300 for it?? Ill pay ya back in a cupple years. LOL
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pull the stock block out, AAL it, chevy 2" drop shackle it...lets do some math...

2.5" lift from the stock block
1.5" lift from the shackle
1.5" lift from the AAL
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5.5" total rear lift
2.5" stock block
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3" total lift(.5 above stock)
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pull the stock block out, AAL it, chevy 2" drop shackle it...lets do some math...

2.5" lift from the stock block
1.5" lift from the shackle
1.5" lift from the AAL
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5.5" total rear lift
2.5" stock block
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3" total lift(.5 above stock)
Ok it must be getting to late for me to be up. Im completly lost here.
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your truck is going to be raked. Pulling the block then adding the shackles and AAL would be a waste.

Id pick either the AAL or the Shackles... instead of both... or you could get both and then get Torsion keys... which everyone hates...

or you could just get a BL
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Ok it must be getting to late for me to be up. Im completly lost here.

Well...

I'm superlifted up front......I didn't want to double stack blocks, so i went the AAL + shackle route to lift the rear(still kept the stock block). I gained approx 3" of lift....leveled the truck out.


SO....what i posted above is addition...

2.5" factory block + 1.5" lift from the AAL + 1.5" lift from the 2" chev drop shackles = 5.5" of lift.

You just added 3" of lift to the rear....SO....even if you are cranked to the max, you'd have like a 3.5-4" rake with the rear being taller.

If you want almost level, go ahead and do the AAL and shackle, but remove the stock block. 5.5" total previous lift - 2.5" for the stock block = 3" of total rear lift (which is 1/2" taller than stock if stock is just the 2.5" block).


IF I ever were to remove my front Superlift, i'd run that setup.

If I were you, I'd do it...lose the block, add the AAL and shackle, then i'd upgrade/replace the bars to #1 bars, crank 'em, and be stylin'.
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x2 on getting rid of the block in the back you arent really going up persay but you are adding suspension which is the name of the game if im correct.

oh and while im here...
dumb question of the day: torsion bars have numbers? and what number does my 01 edge have? (sorry for the hack but im questioning everything i ever knew about my truck right now haha)

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remove stock block, insert shackles crank bars done until you can afford a superlift or some real type of lift
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i wouldnt do both unless you superlift it
here is a pic of mine with AAl and stock block with a slight crank on #1 tbars
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and thats with 250lbs in the bed
and here it is with maxed out bars and removed stock block but sill have the AAL and it still sits 1in lower up front
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wow really old pics haha
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Needs the 4" Superlift Leveling Kit!!


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yea lol it was bad the bed was about the same height it is now with the BL
but the previous owner had 3-400lbs of work equip. in it all times so it prob sat level
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I think im just going to save up for the superlift.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Needs the 4" Superlift Leveling Kit!!


stinkbug!

gotta be level or slightly higher in the front! lol
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oh yea definately that was a week after i got the truck (2years ago) im sittin level now
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just need some 33s now
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still need bigger meats
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im workin on it i just need to get paid and 33s will be on i already have a deal lined up just need the money
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