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Calmini Add-A-Leafs and Shackles installation


ozxterra
05-07-2002, 10:05 PM
Just got these. I will be installing them with a Torsion Bar upgrade and possibly putting Rancho 9000's on.

Are the AAL's a real pain to do?? I have tools, jack, jack stands etc.

Any advice appreciated.


Cheers

XSAL
05-08-2002, 02:21 PM
"Real pain to do?" Nope. Second set of hands was very helpful, though.

You have a jack as a floor jack?

BIG c-clamps are good...

One note...before you tighten the bolt to put all the leaves together, make sure that those two Calmini leaves are put in between evenly. I can't remember if each side has different length from the center (bolt hole), but leaves line up right when they are put together. ....like each end, leaves goes longer and longer (shortest, shorter, medium length, longer, longest.) Man, it's hard to explain...

ozxterra
05-08-2002, 09:13 PM
Thanks - I am looking forward to getting it done if the rest of my order ever shows up. Rick and I are going to make a go of it and do the upgrades soon.

Sure will be nice since my rear leafs flattened awhile back..

Cheers

XSAL
05-09-2002, 01:22 PM
Here are some pictures that we took during the Calmini AAL Installation.
pics (http://photos.msn.com/viewing/album.aspx?m7A!X9U3q6YzeOp!RYJqTSL0N4QWoKTt8NQnDBB 28SAw6jtL3M59i!afC!fWnScRxMiWKsCiMOQbOOhEohlsthSDo kXy1qnQsABSIdfy!78$)
The last two pictures show good comparison of what it looks like with AAL. However, Salsa X (with AAL) has SLR 2" shackles, and the tire is 31x10.50R15. Silver X has SLR 2" shackles, and the tire is equivalent to 32".

I just recently installed Calmini A-Arms as well. The rear still sits a bit higher than the front. Here are some more pictures.
pics (http://photos.msn.com/viewing/album.aspx?m7A!X9U3q6YzeOp!RYJqTSL0N4QWoKTt8NQnDBB 28SCHRWFGYt0qT5DRVwgVT7PpmnEHWqKQU9fwkmjvLw1yIAMhB ntjoSflPbhblfSf49Y$)
The left most Silver X has 32" tires and AC 3" lift. Middle one is mine. Silver X on the right most has t-bar cranked a bit, and SLR 2" shckles in the rear only at this point. Notice that Left Silver X sits taller than mine, and Right Silver X is as tall as mine (w/ Calmini 3" lift). It's just some interesting pictures of what slightly different set up X's look like. :D (mostly tire SIZE MATTER! );)

ozxterra
05-09-2002, 01:24 PM
Thanks - I cant seem to open the URL's though...


Cheers

XSAL
05-09-2002, 01:33 PM
:devil: I hate those things...to post pics or links.

I'm working on fixing the link. Please be patient. :D

XSAL
05-09-2002, 01:34 PM
AAL (http://photos.msn.com/viewing/album.aspx?m7A!X9U3q6YzeOp!RYJqTSL0N4QWoKTt8NQnDBB 28SAw6jtL3M59i!afC!fWnScRxMiWKsCiMOQbOOhEohlsthSDo kXy1qnQsABSIdfy!78$)
How's this one?

....Okay, I give up. I'll be uploading those pictures on this site shortly.. :(


Left (Driver side) control arm
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/898150LUCAInstalled.jpg

Right (Passenger side) control arm
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/311764RUCAInstalled3.jpg

AC lift + 32" tires (Silver X) & Calmini lift + 31" tires (Salsa X)
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/270524SideBySide1.jpg

Side by Side
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/802709SideBySide7.jpg


I'd like to upload two more pictures of AAL, but they are too big to upload. (this site limits to 100K). ...I can directly send you those two pic, though. Any better suggestion?

ozxterra
05-09-2002, 01:45 PM
Cool - feel free to email them to me if you like too - chad@ozxterra.com

Cheers

Schludwiller
05-09-2002, 02:22 PM
XSAL - You were using URL tags instead of IMG tags. I fixed the links for you in your message.

Cheers.

XSAL
05-09-2002, 02:38 PM
Schludwiller

Is there other way to post pictures that are over 100K in size (since my attempt to add a link failed....? I just sent those AAL pic to ozxterra directly, but I'm sure there are poeple who want to see them as well.

Schludwiller
05-09-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by XSAL
Schludwiller

Is there other way to post pictures that are over 100K in size (since my attempt to add a link failed....? I just sent those AAL pic to ozxterra directly, but I'm sure there are poeple who want to see them as well.

You either need to put them on your own internet server space, or resize them using a program like Photoshop. The 100K limit is set to reduce time for image downloads (70k or less is a good target for 640x480 web images) and to keep the free server from being filled up with large images.

ozxterra
05-19-2002, 02:20 PM
Well the install went great with the help of Rick, Chuck and Jens. Not too log or painful. Thanks you guys!!!

Torsion bars, add-a-leafs and Calmini swaybar quick disconnects installed and looking good.

Left off the shackles as I need the A-arms first...


Cheers

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