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Old 07-21-2006
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Lifting truck tommorrow!!

After waiting a week, my spindles came in today. I ordered some shackles from summit and got them in today to go w/aal that I got in sat. So tommorrow, me and my bro.-in-law are going to install everything. Hpoefully by this time tommorrow, I'll be good to go. I,ve been doing some last minute searching and have a question. I read where some poeple say an AAL will give you way more than 1.5" to 2" and that the shackle will give only 1"? How much lift will adding both actually give? Then there are some people that say an AAL and shackle will make it sit level with a 3" spindle. I plan on backing off the t-bar crank a little and don't want the rear to be way higher. I thought I had everything figured out but I found conflicting stories and just want to straighten things out before the install. I posted before that I'm keeping my 32's on because they're practically new so I don't need all the height in front from a t-bar crank like everyone with 33's.

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I've heard that you shouldn't back out the t-bar bolts, instead you should take them all the way out and put some thread lock on them when you put them back in.
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x2 on the threadloc

also threadlock your brake caliper bolts and every bolt you take off.

and grind a lot!!!!

just a tip, make sure you thread lock your brake bolts b/c mine fell out and i thought my truck was going to fall apart...wasn't fun. it acted as if my brakes seized...the master had gone or somehting

It was just the brake caliper being loose and hitting the rotor which seized movement.
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I plan on thread lock and everything w/the bolts. I am kind of confused about the amount of lift I will be getting with both the AAL and shackle. When I was asking questions before, I was told it would level it out with a spindle lift. I was doing last minute searching last night and found where some people say just an AAL alone gives you more than 2" of lift. Since I've bought an AAL and shackle, I've found things that contradict eachother and was just wanting some clarification before I bolt everything on and voila, my **** end is way too high and I've got way too much lift, parts that I didn't really need, and money spent for nothing. I don't have a money tree in my back yard like some do.
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AAL's can give 1.5-2" of lift. It depends on how bad your springs are sagging now.

You'll be happy with an AAL and shackles...don't worry
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Thanks man. I plan on having a little t-bar crank , but not as much as I have right now, just enough to keep it looking nice. Right now I don't have a spare to add any weight back there, but I plan on on the near future, making an angled spare tire mount. That should add a little bit of weight in the back and settle the rear nicely. The way my springs are right now, the rear sags when I put any sort of weight back there.
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