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Old 07-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #2441
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I know it is recommended but do I need longer u-bolts for OME Dakars on a Gen 1 or will the stock be long enough for a little while?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #2442
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I know it is recommended but do I need longer u-bolts for OME Dakars on a Gen 1 or will the stock be long enough for a little while?
If the difference in the thickness of the leaf pack is similar to that of the 2nd gen packs, no. Of course, reusing crusty old U-bolts isn't a good idea anyway. Suck it up and buy new ones before installation, or leave the springs on the garage floor until you save enough for new U-bolts.
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I know it is recommended but do I need longer u-bolts for OME Dakars on a Gen 1 or will the stock be long enough for a little while?
Dakars are way thicker than that oem junk. If I remember on my gen 1 they might not have been long enough. As mentioned, the last thing you want to do is reuse the old hardware.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #2444
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I have read it around here ...can't quote it.. but is it true that a few guys who have ARB bumpers have hit things and bent their frame...
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I have read it around here ...can't quote it.. but is it true that a few guys who have ARB bumpers have hit things and bent their frame...
It's rumored that a heavy plate bumper bolted directly to the frame can cause it to bend in a collision if it is severe enough. IMO zero fucks are given if the collision is that bad and I walk away.

That said, this thread is about OME. If you don't have an OME lift I highly recommend it.
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If the difference in the thickness of the leaf pack is similar to that of the 2nd gen packs, no. Of course, reusing crusty old U-bolts isn't a good idea anyway. Suck it up and buy new ones before installation, or leave the springs on the garage floor until you save enough for new U-bolts.
any idea on the length of u-bolts needed?
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any idea on the length of u-bolts needed?
Just order them from the same company you order the springs from. You are paying for them to know this stuff.
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I have billies and was wanting OME and I know that's made by arb company so that's why I posted in here..just was talkin to other members and the question arose..
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I have been riding 883's/Dakar minus 3rd/5100's for a few months.
Front 22.25
Rear 23.00
The ride is great and load carrying is perfect for the car.
It is the suspension Toyota should have put on to begin with.
This still confuses the heck out of me. 883's give this person 22.25, but I asked someone else what their measurement up front with 884's in a double cab were and they said 22.

WTF?
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Just order them from the same company you order the springs from. You are paying for them to know this stuff.
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This still confuses the heck out of me. 883's give this person 22.25, but I asked someone else what their measurement up front with 884's in a double cab were and they said 22.

WTF?
Length of time springs were in there... Was a measurement done before the springs settled... Mine took a month to fully settle.. ... How loaded was the truck..was a top plate used, 4 cyl vs 6 cy, .. Trim packer... Yadda, Yadda, Yadda...
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looking to order the ome 2.5 lift with front/rear shocks and 885s with an aal..when ordering one option is top plate spacers. does that make it a 3in? and if so will i need to get new ucas with the plate spacers?
Yes...it will make it 3... And most likely that will push you into uca territory..
I did the 885 without the top plate spacer... And got a good alignment on stock uca's
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looking to order the ome 2.5 lift with front/rear shocks and 885s with an aal..when ordering one option is top plate spacers. does that make it a 3in? and if so will i need to get new ucas with the plate spacers?
I recommend the .25" spacer and not the half inch. It is too much on cv and without new UCAs my UCAs were rubbing 885s

I go new UCAs and the .25" and really like it. I clear 33s no problem (of course with all the necessary cutting and trimming).

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if you go with the .25 spacer does that still require new ucas? jus dont have the budget for a lift and those at once
It's hard to say. Most likely yes but it's not definite. You may end up needing them even without any spacers. You will most likely be fine but be prepared for your alignment to be a little off just in case. Every Tacoma seems to be a little different.
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It's hard to say. Most likely yes but it's not definite. You may end up needing them even without any spacers. You will most likely be fine but be prepared for your alignment to be a little off just in case. Every Tacoma seems to be a little different.
I agree with this. I purchased the UCAs and the smaller spacers at the same time and installed at the same time so did not have a chance to run the .25 without the UCAs.
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I agree with this. I purchased the UCAs and the smaller spacers at the same time and installed at the same time so did not have a chance to run the .25 without the UCAs.
x2. UCAs are the best way to ensure stock geometry is maintained throughout the entire range of vertical movement of the spindle. It's a "sooner than later" on my to-do list.
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With just 885s and no spacer I needed new UCAs to get alignment in spec. I drove without them for about 6 months though. It wandered, but wasnt too bad.
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With just 885s and no spacer I needed new UCAs to get alignment in spec. I drove without them for about 6 months though. It wandered, but wasnt too bad.
Was that before or after armor?
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