Hey guys, I'm going to be getting an AAL soon. What are my options and are there in problems I should be aware of?
Plenty of guys are running that set-up without issues... Erick, Muzikman, and Duck are just a few who come to mind that have the Calmini AAL and a set of extended shackles (I think Duck and Erick even have Calmini shackles, too).Xterror said:Ok, I called Calmini and asked about getting the AAL to add to my lift. I told them I already had the shackle kit and they said the AAL would be a bad idea because it would put my drive shaft at to steep of an angle. What do you all think?
x2mcampana said:The deavers only cost 149 shipped to your door. Dont go by prg's site. You really need to call and talk to them on the phone.
I am running the Deaver's and the TGC without the Overload. I think it looks just right. If/when I upgrade my front bumper, there is just enough room there to cover the added weight and will be great. I got a little better than 2" of lift.RockyMtnX said:Man, the more and more I read about the Deavers, the more I am leaning towards them as my option for lifting the rear. Two important questions, though:
1) What is the net lift you guys are seeing with them?
I am recalling that around 2" is reported, but don't remember for sure. This is one of the reasons that may sway me towards these in lieu of the Calmini kit; I don't think the Calmini kit provides as much lift. If I have to buy a set of shackles in addition to the Calmini kit to get enough rear lift to match the TGC spacers, then all cost savings are out the window.
2) What about the overload leaf?
Not sure who besides Mcampana is running their's, but I don't want to lose all my load carrying capacity. I think I read somewhere that without the overload leaf, you only have half your normal capacity with the Deavers. Not sure if this is accurate, but an important consideration for me as we take too many heavy road- and camp-trips each year to lose any carrying capacity.