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Old 01-05-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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which springs?? any ideas??

I'm a little torn on a decision I need to make. So I"m asking for some opinions.
First off, I DID NOT have the rear spring TSB done. ( I was too late to the party) I"m looking to get a mild lift on the back end but mainly help for towing/hauling. My choices are
a: Deaver leaf pack
b: OME Dakar leaf pack

Who is running either of these and do you like them? Are they comfortable on the road as I'm mostly on the highway.
Can you do a AAL later on if need be for either setup?
I tow-- a lot! So hopefully either of these will hold up as a new addition on my ride.
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What about shocks? Use the OME ones with these or Bilstein?
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I also have the OME dakars with the OME shocks. Great ride on and off road, really sucks up the big unexpected hits. I got these springs because like you I was too late for the TSB, and the stock springs suck. The OME will haul way more then the Deavers. I looked at the Deavers but I think they would decrease load carrying over stock from what I found.
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How much lift would OME Dakar leaf springs provide. I've looked at other leaf packs (allpro, alcans, deavers) and they all say that they decrease payload capacity, which is why i haven't bought any of these. I already have AAL, but they already seem to be sagging a little...and I want better on/off road handling without sacrificing too much payload capacity.
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I didn't measure anything for some dumb reason when I installed my lift, but I would say around 2 1/2" of lift.
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Where did you buy the OME leaf springs. On this website I've been reading a lot about OME coils, but there doesn't seem to be that much info about their leaf springs. Are there different spring rates or different springs for different amounts of lift.
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Deavers are great!
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Does anyone have any complaints about the OME dakars? I have a 3" lift up front and seriously considering them now. (in replacement of AAL)

So, from what I've read this is what I understand: They give a couple of inches lift while maintaining or increasing payload capacity, and they handle well. They are actually cheaper than Alcans and Deavers.

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I also have the OME dakars with the OME shocks. Great ride on and off road, really sucks up the big unexpected hits. I got these springs because like you I was too late for the TSB, and the stock springs suck. The OME will haul way more then the Deavers. I looked at the Deavers but I think they would decrease load carrying over stock from what I found.
So how much lift did you gain?? I don't want a lot of lift on mine. If I lift it up too high I then need to get a ball with a significant drop in it. That reduces towing capacity by virtue of imparting leverage on the drop bar which is not good.
I see those guys in jacked up Chevy's towing with a 8" drop bar and I'm thinking that has to be stressing severly at the hitch.
I didn't look at your build yet, what do you have up front?
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I have OME 885 up front, it will lift the back end at least 2 inches over stock. As long as you don't go over your tongue weight rating you should be fine.
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There was a member on here that had the TSB rear springs for sale.

Here is the link to the post

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy...oyota-tsb.html
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There was a member on here that had the TSB rear springs for sale.

Here is the link to the post

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and he wanted to much for something he got for free, it would be better off spending a little more and getting alot better product
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Another great Idea are the Firestone Air Bags!

You get the best of both worlds! I have them on my truck and I love them-
Instead of adding a replacement leaf pack- or add-a-leaf that changes the ride quality, the bags are there when you need them- not too bad on price either. I tow a trailer to the desert and level the truck out-same factory ride, then when I get home just let the pressure out and again- same ride quality!
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