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Old 12-12-2006
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AAL Question....

So i just got my superlift installed and now i want to get rid of the blocks. The 2inch shackle and an AAL should componsate for the superlift 3inch block, correct? Now my question is, would i be able to add both the short and long AAL's
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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together with a drop shackle? if so, would it be enough to keep my truck sitting where it is now only without any blocks? sorry if its a stupid question or someone asked before, i searched and didnt find anything, any input on this is appreciated... thanks
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i had 3inch blocks on my truck (well stock 2 inch and 1 added block) took the 1inch out and put the AAL on and it lifted it 2 inches....

i wouldnt put both on....just do the shackles and short AAL
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Just do the shackles and short AAL, thats what I have...it's very nice.

Or we can do the chev spring swap kevin, it's up to you. It's all about the $ though. I PM'med you about it b/c I want to do the spring swap too!!!
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I would not recommend stacking add a leafs as that will be more added stress on the leaf pack.

You can run the 2.5" stock block, short add a leaf and the drop shackle and be in good shape, pinion angle is good and no issues should be had.

Like Ricky said you could to the 5.5" chevy lift springs and take the blocks out all together and run the drop shackle and be good as well.

Either way would work just dont due to add a leafs on one side.
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I would not recommend stacking add a leafs as that will be more added stress on the leaf pack.

You can run the 2.5" stock block, short add a leaf and the drop shackle and be in good shape, pinion angle is good and no issues should be had.

Like Ricky said you could to the 5.5" chevy lift springs and take the blocks out all together and run the drop shackle and be good as well.

Either way would work just dont due to add a leafs on one side.
So thats what the lift is on the chev springs!!! 5.5". I need to buy myself a set!!!

I really need to do that swap, I have such a weak payload capacity, and these dang blocks are killing me!

These right? http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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yeah im pretty sure those are the ones, and then from what i understand we'd have to buy the drop shackles and move the hanger or w/e it is 6 inches forward and get shorter ubolts and drill some holes and do something with the ebrake....? is there someone that could explain everything that would need to be done in detail, or is there a how-to on this? if thats everthing we would have to buy it shouldnt be more than 200$. unless im missing something... the price isnt bad, im just worried that id do it wrong and f*ck something up...
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yeah im pretty sure those are the ones, and then from what i understand we'd have to buy the drop shackles and move the hanger or w/e it is 6 inches forward and get shorter ubolts and drill some holes and do something with the ebrake....? is there someone that could explain everything that would need to be done in detail, or is there a how-to on this? if thats everthing we would have to buy it shouldnt be more than 200$. unless im missing something... the price isnt bad, im just worried that id do it wrong and f*ck something up...
Seems pretty straight forward.

Grind off the front hanger, move it foward so that the hanger rear bolts are at the frame front bolts ( ~6" ), then drill new holes (1/2") for the new hanger spot. Put grade 8 bolts/washers (fender washers), etc, in and bolt it all up. Then put everything back on.

As far as the ebrake, it is attached to the hanger in the stock location, I can't remember how it is after the spring swap (or how it should be done)
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Seems pretty straight forward.

Grind off the front hanger, move it foward so that the hanger rear bolts are at the frame front bolts ( ~6" ), then drill new holes (1/2") for the new hanger spot. Put grade 8 bolts/washers (fender washers), etc, in and bolt it all up. Then put everything back on.

As far as the ebrake, it is attached to the hanger in the stock location, I can't remember how it is after the spring swap (or how it should be done)
Dude im down to do it on both of our trucks as long as we know for sure exactly what has to be done.... ill bring the beer...
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