Hi guys, looking into an AAL kit here, i can get so lost when it comes to suspension. What would be the difference between "long" leafs and "short" leafs? Are both compatible? Will any leafs that are the same width as those on our trucks work?
I'm not too sure what you're trying to ask. I mean I do, but I don't understand why. Are you finding AAL's in different length options? And what is the 'kit' you are referring to? I haven't shopped for the product but I don't recall reading having options for short or long.
Leaf springs need to be different lengths in order to maintain the center radius.
I believe the shot leaf takes the first hit during suspension travel and the longer leafs start doing their job the further into travel you go.
Usually you get a new leaf and centering bolt. I think that's it. I guess you could call that a kit.