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Old 04-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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school me on axle relocation plates!

Vehicle is a 2003 Tacoma 4x4 Xtra cab

I am installing a full OME kit with Dakars and want to run 255 85R16 tires. I understand that I will need to install some axle relocation plates to better center the axle in the wheel well.

Most of the plates that I have seen will move the axle either 3/4" or 1" but I read on the expedition west site that the axle needs to move only .5" to accomadate the tires.

Here are my questions:
How are the plates installed?
Can I still use shims if needed?
Will they result in additional lift?
Does anything need to be longer? I'm thinking of brake lines, e-brake cable, drive shaft etc.?
Lastly, I may need to install the extra leaf in the dakars - will the relocation plates be impacted by that later on?

Any pics of how the plates work would be great.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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To my understanding the Dakars and most replacement leafs actually relocate the axel for you? I could be off though! When I put my aal in I noticed my tires where rubbing towards the front when stuffed and looked into the relocation plates from All Pro. Then a member told me to check the gap of the bed/cab and sometimes the gap is off and sure enough I loosened the bed bolts and shifted the whole bed .5" forward and now clear when stuffed! (well, their centered but they only clear as much as a 33/11.5" tire with 17x9's allow)

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I know that the Deaver's will center the axle but I was under the impression (for no particular reason) that the Dakar's did not.

Can someone confirm if the dakar's will center the axle in the wheelwell?
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Does anybody know the answer here?
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I'm not sure if they are suppose to or not, but they didn't center the axle on my truck. I have a fair amount of rub on the front of the feder, none on the back. I have 285/75/16.
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