4X4parts.com 3" lift articulation package

ShockBlue_Scott Feb 9, 2014

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Here's a perfectly straight answer. No. Never reuse U-bolts. Any time you break the tension on them, replace them. They are stretched by the nuts when you torque them down. Once you break them loose, they can't achieve the same level of holding power.

    That being said, if you remove the overload leaf you can get new ones from the dealer and they work great. No cutting.
     
  2. ShockBlue_Scott

    ShockBlue_Scott Bought an X

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    Overload leaf?
     
  3. Prime

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    The very bottom leaf in the pack. It's about 1.5" thick and about two feet long. Sticks straight out in front and behind the axle.

    The purpose is to keep the leaf pack from inverting under heavy load /flex. Imo, useless and should be removed. There isn't enough articulation in the rear to ever have that happen.
     
  4. slantyshanty

    slantyshanty Bought an X

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    Get new u-bolts. (if the lift kit doesn't come with them. Not sure if you are piecing together a lift or just buying a package.)
     
  5. ShockBlue_Scott

    ShockBlue_Scott Bought an X

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    Okay, I will definitely look into that. But does anyone have experience with the PRG AAL kit? Does it augment the factory leaf pack? How hard is it to install?

    I believe PRG sells with U-bolts if not they have them on their site.
     
  6. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    what do you mean augment the factory pack? I pulled the over load leaf when I installed mine. The add-a-leaf stiffens the pack enough to pull it. Not to mention if you off-road, the thing is road grater and gets hung on everything.

    As far as installing it, Its not bad at all, me and buddy had it and the revolvers done in couple hours.

    Ill try and get you picture of mine and where the aal is in the pack
     
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    Augmenting the factory pack means adding to the factory leaf setup. This is what AAL kits do. Alternative to replace the entire leaf pack.
     
  8. ShockBlue_Scott

    ShockBlue_Scott Bought an X

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    Please do, I would like to see it.
     
  9. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    alright so never mind the mud on my truck (that's the aftermath of doing doughnuts in my front yard ( building a house, there gonna grade it out anyways, lol)

    now for the pictures

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    bottom 2 springs are the all, replaced the overload for the aal
     
  10. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Whait, what? You can use gen2 X Revolvers on a gen1? And it gives you a tad more lift in the rear?
     
  11. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I'm pretty sure he's saying on a 2nd gen, using 2nd gen revolver shackles you'll get that amount of lift. The 2nd gen shackles won't work on the 1st gen trucks.
     
  12. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    my bad, I guess that post reads a little screwy.

    I got 2.25 total from 2nd gen deaver aal paired with the 1st gen revolvers
     
  13. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Ahh... Makes sense!
     
  14. ShockBlue_Scott

    ShockBlue_Scott Bought an X

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    Again thank you for everyone's ones input on this topic. The wife mentioned last night about putting just shock on the X and getting a 2nd Gen, hmmmmm....
     
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    Rhaas Wheeling Supporting Member

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    You do not need shims. However. I'd still do shackles instead of trying to get all your lift from leafs. The longer shackles will increase your possible articulation in the rear by extending the swing point of the leaf pack.
     
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    Rhaas Wheeling Supporting Member

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  18. Prime

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    Yes. You still need the longer frame to Axle brake line. You also need to unclip the abs lines from the axle in order to keep them from being damaged.
     

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