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Installing AAL right now, questions

Is there a spec I need to tighten my tie bolt to? This is the bolt that goes through the center of all the leaf springs. I tightened the **** out of it, just wondering if there is anything wrong with tightening it too much.

Also, does it matter if I tighten the u bolts with the axle lowered? Does the geometry get scewed up, or do I need to jack up the axle and then tighten them? Thanks!
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Center bolt just needs to be sinched(cinched?). Not overly tight, just tight. As long as you used c-clamps to hold the leafs together, you're good to go.


Axle should be in it's resting place when you tighen the U-bolts.
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Awesome, I should be golden. Time to knock out the passenger side. Thanks
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Why is it I never think to take pictures while I'm doing something agh. Could have written a nice little how to. Oh well, they are in. Time to get the t bars cranked and put my wheels on!
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Why is it I never think to take pictures while I'm doing something agh. Could have written a nice little how to. Oh well, they are in.
I do the same thing.
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grats, I love my aal, did you get the short or long aal
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Shorty. She's all put together. I spent entirely too much time in the garage over the last week. Pics tomorrow after I get it aligned.
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We need pics ASAP!!!!
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