where to get add-a-leaf

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by airon23, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. airon23

    airon23

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    where can you get them and will it correct sagging if you put it on both springs on the rear or front. Will it make it the same so one side isn't lower or higher than the other?
    Thanks for your help
     
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    I cant suggest a good source, but I can help a little with the lean thing. When you get your AALs, look at your truck and note the low side. Then carefully match up the AALs and find the tallest of them. There will probably be a little bit of difference in the leaves, production tolerances always have a +/- of a few thousandths. Install the tallest leaf on the lowest corner etc. It seems kinda silly, but on my last two trucks (Tacomas, they lean just like cruisers) I installed OME suspension on both, the first one I just grabbed parts and bolted them on. It leaned almost an inch. On the second, I did what I'm describing here, and it's within 1/4" from side to side. Make the production tolerances work for you, not against you.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Man-a-fre and Spectre Off-Road both have add-a-leafs.
     
  5. Godwin

    Godwin Resident Herpetologist SILVER Star

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    Stock front springs in decent condition are a source for AAL. Pull one of the long leaves and add that to a rear spring pack.
     
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    get the long ones $50. a pr

    if your springs are flat, you'll get 4" lift out of them!!!!!

    i've gotta post somewhere on them, just installed on my 60
     
  7. Liam

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    I checked on shipping the add-a-leafs from Man-A-Fre and it almost cost more for the shipping. What i did was go to a spring shop and get a full length leaf - it was cheaper and a much better ride.
     
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    did the spring shop put them on for you?
     
  9. Liam

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    yup - I got them rearched (1 1/2 over the orginal free arch) and a full length leaf added, painted - gave me 3inches over stock. $295. Dropped them off on a Tuesday and picked them up on that thursday.
     
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    i think i only paid

    a little over $120. for two pair, shipped.

    maybe STEVE-O from m-a-f can chime in!
     
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    of course when i was looking at them i needed them shipped to the East coast.
     
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    ahhhhhhhhhhh!

    forgot about the 3000 mile shipping.

    wise you are grasshopper.. :D

    (thats my kung fo/yoda mix) :)
     
  13. Liam

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    are you saying Yoda looks like a grasshopper??? :flipoff2:
     
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