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Unread 02-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Help on RC AAl

Im trying to install my aals on my xj but the description from RC sucks. can someone please show me how with some pictures and a write up cause i cant manage to find one on here.

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Unread 02-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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1. Remove the rear sway bar (this will not be reused).
2. Support the rear axle.
3. Remove rear brake line and install extended rear brake line (if needed).
4. Remove the u-bolts.
5. Disassemble the rear spring pack. The main leaf spring should stay installed.
Loosen any spring alignment clamps. Use c-clamps to clamp spring pack on each side of center pin. Remove center pin. Use vise grip pliers on center-pin head. Carefully remove c-clamps. Insert add-a-leaf into spring pack.
6. The Add-A-Leaf will go into spring pack in such a way as to maintain the pyramid shape of the spring pack. Insert new center bolt through the spring pack with the head on the same side as the old one (spring perch side). Use c-clamps to assist tightening of center bolt. Tighten to 20 ft/lbs. Replace the spring alignment clamps.
7. Reinstall springs and u-bolts. Don’t fully tighten spring u-bolts until vehicle is back on the ground.
8. Install longer rear shocks, if needed.
9. Install tires.
10. Torque all bolts to factory specs (or specs supplied with parts) and double check your work.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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I do it without removing the springs. Just support the vehicle, remove u bolts, loosen the clamps and center pin and drop the leaves down, put the AAl in the pack with long center pin and clamp down with a C clamp and tighten the center pin. Then just put the rest back together. Should take no longer than 30 minutes per side if you don't remove the main leaf.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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+1 for not removing the springs. I just installed my aal last week and I didn't remove the springs. Much easier just do one side at a time and use a jack to raise and lower the axle to and from the pack.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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thanks guys ill be giving it a try this weekend
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