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Old 04-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question about Dakar springs

Hey guys,
I have some questions about getting/installing Dakar leaf springs I'm hoping you may be able to help me with! So, I have an '05 DCSB that I need to replace the factory leafs (they're basically an inverted U), and I've heard lots of good things about the Dakar springs - so those are what I want to install.

First question - if I install them, are they going to raise my truck a bunch? I have a front leveling kit in (so as it sits right now, it's level) - will the springs make me sit front end low?

Next question - if I replace the factory leafs, will I need to replace the rear shocks? Will the new leaf springs over-extend the shocks?

Also, this is my shopping list for what I need. Do I have everything? Is there anything on the list I don't need?

Dakar Leaf Springs

U Bolts

Axle Shims Do I need these?

Driveshaft Bearing Drop Kit Do I need this?

Thank you for your input and advice!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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yes it will lift, no axle shim, maybe on the cb drop and yes on shocks.
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Centre pin collars in case you need to add axle shims

I got 2 3/4" of lift over my saggy TSB 4 leaf pack
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thanks all for replies and info!

Guess I'll plan on getting new rear shocks as well
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