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Old 03-07-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Ruined Dakar rear leaf?

So, I happen to be in Dallas and got a good deal on a OME suspension. I loaded it all in the rental and THOUGHT everything looked good. Upon examining one of the rear dakar leafs when I got home I found this:



the other side which is normal


I'm so hacked I didn't see this when I picked it up from 4wheelparts. So, should I attempt an exchange or do you think it's okay? I live 350 mi away from the store I picked it up from.
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Your call on returning it. It looks like the rivet is loose. Or is it a bolt?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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That's not ruined! Are you kidding me?

Bend it back to where it was or say fuck it and use it how it is. When it's installed it won't even matter.
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That's not ruined! Are you kidding me?

Bend it back to where it was or say fuck it and use it how it is. When it's installed it won't even matter.
yeah, it's a rivet. I wouldnt think it would make much of a difference but thought I would ask.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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Your call on returning it. It looks like the rivet is loose. Or is it a bolt?
It's not loose at all. Just bent.
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It's not loose at all. Just bent.
Like Josh said, I'd bend it back. It's not worth the hassle driving back IMHO.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #8
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Bend it back, or grind the rivet off and just remove it all together.
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Beat it like it owes you money!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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Beat it like it owes you money!!!

lol. THAT I can do.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #12
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Beat it like it owes you money!!!
Beat it like a rented mule .
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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Beat it like a rented mule .
Beat it like a red-headed stepchild.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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You guys are crackin me up! Can't wait to get it installed. Seems like it's been ages since i posted my first question about the OME lift on TW
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #15
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as long as the center pin is tight and the ubolts are torqued right, those springs are fine.

You wanna see a set of ruined leaf springs?:
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Hey Oz, On a different note: Did you install the CB drop as well as the 3 deg axle shims? I'm trying to figure out the best way to avoid vibes when I install this lift kit. How about the Diff drop?
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Hey Oz, On a different note: Did you install the CB drop as well as the 3 deg axle shims? I'm trying to figure out the best way to avoid vibes when I install this lift kit. How about the Diff drop?
I did the OME CB drop , no shims and no diff drop

I have a slight vibe at 40-45 mph I'm still working on
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I did the OME CB drop , no shims and no diff drop

I have a slight vibe at 40-45 mph I'm still working on
Thanks.
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I did the OME CB drop , no shims and no diff drop

I have a slight vibe at 40-45 mph I'm still working on
Did you drive for a while before doing the CB drop or did you put it on when you did everything else? Just wondering if you had vibes then decided on adding it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #20
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Did you drive for a while before doing the CB drop or did you put it on when you did everything else? Just wondering if you had vibes then decided on adding it.
Added it with the lift
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