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Old 08-17-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Dakars minus the one overload leaf

Well I have been reading that people can take out one overload leave and it will give them less of a lift, I am only really looking for 1.5" or 2" max seeing I have the front just set to 2"

Can I remove a overload leaf and an regular leaf?

Will I still be able to tow and haul stuff without a overload and regular leaf?

This is on the 2nd gen Tacoma BTW...
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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I just found these, anyone have input on these leafs?...the stock replacement HD springs with 3/4" lift over stock.

http://www.northwestoffroad.com/parts/2stage.html
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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I removed the 3rd leaf down in my dakars, left both overloads. With 885s up front i am 1/2 higher in the rear.
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If you are looking for only 2" of lift, look into the ironman4x4 leaf pack. It is only a 2" lift in the rear. They haul extra weight great too.
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I removed the 3rd leaf down in my dakars, left both overloads. With 885s up front i am 1/2 higher in the rear.
That would be around 2" taller than right? The 885's are 1.75" tall lift in the front. My coilovers are set at 2.0" but I might step it up to 2.5" so down the line I can run a 255/85/16.

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If you are looking for only 2" of lift, look into the ironman4x4 leaf pack. It is only a 2" lift in the rear. They haul extra weight great too.
Hmm who sells them? I would like to take a look at them? Do you know anyone running them?
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Does the overload leaf come into play at all when the truck isn't loaded? I think by removing the overload leaf, your only height loss would be the thickness of the leaf itself.
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That would be around 2" taller than right? The 885's are 1.75" tall lift in the front. My coilovers are set at 2.0" but I might step it up to 2.5" so down the line I can run a 255/85/16.



Hmm who sells them? I would like to take a look at them? Do you know anyone running them?
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That would be around 2" taller than right? The 885's are 1.75" tall lift in the front. My coilovers are set at 2.0" but I might step it up to 2.5" so down the line I can run a 255/85/16.



Hmm who sells them? I would like to take a look at them? Do you know anyone running them?
I got about 2.5 inches of lift from 885s. My center of hub to fender measurement in the rear is about 23 3/4

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Does the overload leaf come into play at all when the truck isn't loaded? I think by removing the overload leaf, your only height loss would be the thickness of the leaf itself.
Nope only matters with a load, or with alot of flex and with the dakars i would imagine a pretty heavy load. Ya you would only lose about 5/8 of lift.
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I just found these, anyone have input on these leafs?...the stock replacement HD springs with 3/4" lift over stock.

http://www.northwestoffroad.com/parts/2stage.html
I have these on my truck.. If you want a HD spring and your doing alot of hauling YES. American made. They are Fing HEAVY..

Ride is not so bad after they wear in..
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Does the overload leaf come into play at all when the truck isn't loaded? I think by removing the overload leaf, your only height loss would be the thickness of the leaf itself.
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Would Deaver's and air bags for the load?
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