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Custom Leaf Springs Input-Alcan & Dakar only?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tslyjr, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:25 AM
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    If you're adding a leaf at the bottom, then shouldn't be a problem. If you're inserting the leaf in between the pack, then the pack will expand when you remove the center pin. If your clamp doesn't allow it to expand enough, then it might not be as easy to get the leaf in.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    Let’s pray they are on the bottom.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM
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    Lew will tell you where it goes.
     
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    Yeah I kinda sorta hoped the same but it wasn't lol
     
  5. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM
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    I've done a little..
    When I inserted my AAL, I pulled the pack, separated the top 4 leaves and held them together with the clamp using a screwdriver to keep the holes lined up. For the bottom part of the pack I used the "old" bolt to keep them lined up.

    Unfortunately, the leaf he sent me was too long so I "modified" it (the ends were hitting the retainer rivets on either side of the pack)
     
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    These were add a leafs to Alcan spring packs? How many AALs did you add? How many springs did yours have?

     
  7. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:27 PM
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    From top to bottom it went between leaves 4 & 5. I was gonna dremel the retainer bolt holes because the bolts wouldn't quite slide through due to the pack being thicker but I ended up clamping down enough to get the bolts through.

    I had 8 now I have 9

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  8. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:05 PM
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    They are installed. Yes, they look basically flat across with minimal arch but maybe it's because of the Toytec shackles? From bottom of the flare to the ground was 41 1/4 and after was 41 3/4.

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  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:08 PM
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    Looks great dude! I couldn't get my sway bar back on after I added the leaf. Ordered longer links so will see if I can get it back on once they arrive
     
  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:11 PM
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    Thanks. So the "flat" look is okay? Those fkers are heavy when you're working by yourself. Gonna test drive shortly.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:36 PM
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    You ain't lyin. I swear 9 leaves is close to 100#

    I think with the amount of leaves you have, minimal lift, you shouldn't expect much arch.
     
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    ^^^This. You had them built to 1/2” lift, plus the additional 1.5” from the Toytec shackles. They look as I would expect them to.
     
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    Thanks @texasrho83 and @BayRunner. You guys are more familiar with the leaf spring design on the Tundras more than I am.
     
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    Yw. Let us know what you think of the ride.

    Also, can you take a pic of your shackle from the rear? Specifically where it bolts onto the leaf. I'm curious about somethin...
     
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    Will do.

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    The CB shackles don't hug the leaf bushings like the Toytecs do...
     
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    Ride was nice. I went over some large speed bumps at 25 mph and it felt like the ride over them was softer.
     
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