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Take the push pin out lol.
Won't that cause a lot of noise and/or vibrations? I figured I could take it out but it may have to be drilled.
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You can put it back in I would imagine.
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if you are wanting to install an AAL then this is how i would do it.

jack the truck up from the rear axle
put jack stands under the frame.
remove U bolts
lower the rear axle until the spring has separated from the axle.
now use C clamps to pinch the springs closed
remove center bolt
loosen c clamps
install aal and new center pin
clamp the springs and tighten the center pin

re assemble.


if it was me i would run the AAL, shackle and NO block at all, height wise you should be perfect.
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if you are wanting to install an AAL then this is how i would do it.

jack the truck up from the rear axle
put jack stands under the frame.
remove U bolts
lower the rear axle until the spring has separated from the axle.
now use C clamps to pinch the springs closed
remove center bolt
loosen c clamps
install aal and new center pin
clamp the springs and tighten the center pin

re assemble.


if it was me i would run the AAL, shackle and NO block at all, height wise you should be perfect.
I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend then!
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if you are wanting to install an AAL then this is how i would do it.

jack the truck up from the rear axle
put jack stands under the frame.
remove U bolts
lower the rear axle until the spring has separated from the axle.
now use C clamps to pinch the springs closed
remove center bolt
loosen c clamps
install aal and new center pin
clamp the springs and tighten the center pin

re assemble.


if it was me i would run the AAL, shackle and NO block at all, height wise you should be perfect.
I need to get some pictures tonight because the add a leaf is definitely longer then the shortest leaf. It fits in between the bottom and middle one. Has anyone ran these or should I get new add a leafs? I have been sitting on these forever and would like to be able to actually use them but not if they are going to cause headaches.
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it does not go one the very bottom, you can put it in the middle no problem. just make sure it does not over lap one of the springs.
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btw you can use a grade 8 or 5 on the leaf spring center bolt. i would recommend using a cap head screw because they are already round
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it does not go one the very bottom, you can put it in the middle no problem. just make sure it does not over lap one of the springs.
If you follow this link: http://www.fourwheeler.com/projectbu.../photo_03.html

I don't have bolts on that part of the leaf spring holder. It is a plastic piece and a metal bracket. Do I need to pick a set of those up since the leaf spring goes towards the middle? Also the new ones don't have those anti-vibration pads, does that matter? Should I coat the new spring with anything?



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btw you can use a grade 8 or 5 on the leaf spring center bolt. i would recommend using a cap head screw because they are already round
It's okay, I found the ones that came with the kit. LoL, good thing I don't throw anything out. Heck I remember my dad telling me to scrap the leaf springs many years ago and I said you never know I may end up using those on something. I guess I showed him, huh.
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nope you dont need those plastic pieces leave the ones taht are there alone, but you dont need them for the AAL.

right where the center pin is i like to rub some general purpose grease on there.
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btw you can use a grade 8 or 5 on the leaf spring center bolt. i would recommend using a cap head screw because they are already round
Yes! This is the exact question I was about to ask you.
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