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Old 03-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Dakar Questions, Post Delivery

So I just received my full OME kit from Toytec.
As I unpacked the new Dakars, I noticed one of the plastic pieces around the springs was broken on one side(pic #1). Will this negatively affect anything like performance, longevity, pre-mature squeaking? Should I contact Toytec? Or is it simply cosmetic and should I forget about it and install as is?
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Toytec already installed the bushings in the new leaf pack, which is sweet. And it looks like they installed the center pin collar to accommodate for the axle shims(pic #2, please correct me if I'm wrong). Do I even need the long center pins that came with the shim kit or are they just an extra now?
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Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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That isolator keeps the leafs from squeaking on the retainer , if it looks like it will stay in there , it's fine

You never needed extra centre pins , just the collars and that's been taken care of

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Thanks Peter. I'm going to call Toytec and see if they could mail me a replacement.
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Those plastic pieces are on odd extra thing that OME puts on the Dakar packs. They are not necessary, and getting a replacement piece is near impossible.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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Those plastic pieces are on odd extra thing that OME puts on the Dakar packs. They are not necessary, and getting a replacement piece is near impossible.
They don't act as a silencer between the retainer and the leafs ?

My Dakar pack had one retainer hoop cockeyed and was squeaking until I re-aligned it , I assumed the plastic was there to isolate the hoop from the leafs , I don't know why else they would put them in there .
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They don't act as a silencer between the retainer and the leafs ?

My Dakar pack had one retainer hoop cockeyed and was squeaking until I re-aligned it , I assumed the plastic was there to isolate the hoop from the leafs , I don't know why else they would put them in there .
That is the idea, but no other spring that I know of except the Dakars have it. As long as there is a bit of a gap between the clamp and the leafs, there shouldn't be any noise.
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Those plastic pieces are on odd extra thing that OME puts on the Dakar packs. They are not necessary, and getting a replacement piece is near impossible.
So I called Toytec about the broken isolator and I was given a bit of a cold shoulder. I didn't catch the guys name, but he said that half the time those pieces are broken when they get Dakars from ARB.
Regardless, I got a phone number for ARB and called them. Spoke with a tech there and gave him my mailing info. They should be sending me the part tomorrow.
In the end, I'm not overly fond of the attitude I received from Toytec, especially considering I just spent $1300+ on parts from them.
Props to ARB though.
For those with this issue in the future, I'd recommend calling ARB.
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