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Old 12-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #3241
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I have read a lot of threads here and the OME sounds great except for one thing, the Dakar curse. I, as most people I assume, cant stand squeaking. Has any body been able to permanently rid this problem? One more thing, I know the lift settles after awhile. After it settles at around 2in, is it still recommended to get a upgraded UCA?
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I have read a lot of threads here and the OME sounds great except for one thing, the Dakar curse. I, as most people I assume, cant stand squeaking. Has any body been able to permanently rid this problem? One more thing, I know the lift settles after awhile. After it settles at around 2in, is it still recommended to get a upgraded UCA?
Squeak fix: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ml#post3371352
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #3243
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Thx la0d0g for the sight, from what I read there it that there really is not perma fix. I assume due to the quality of the leafs that the squeak is worth it. All I want is a stronger leaf pack, I don't care about lift, actually 2 in would be max I would want. im only replacing my factory leafs cause they are rain bowing with no weight in the bed and the factory replacements are really expensive with the tendency to break. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #3244
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By the way, la0d0g, I love your truck.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #3245
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Thx la0d0g for the sight, from what I read there it that there really is not perma fix. I assume due to the quality of the leafs that the squeak is worth it. All I want is a stronger leaf pack, I don't care about lift, actually 2 in would be max I would want. im only replacing my factory leafs cause they are rain bowing with no weight in the bed and the factory replacements are really expensive with the tendency to break. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
It's permanent until you wear through the rubber strips , in my case that's about 6 months
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #3246
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I guess every 6 months isn't to bad. Thx OZ-T. Does any body know why Dakars squeak more than other leafs like say allpro?
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #3247
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I guess every 6 months isn't to bad. Thx OZ-T. Does any body know why Dakars squeak more than other leafs like say allpro?
I don't know if the actually do , but the squeak with the Dakars tends to come from the front where the second leaf wraps the front eye , there is no leaf isolator in this location so it's metal on metal , perhaps other leaf packs have a slightly different geometry

Having said that , the minor annoyance of the occasional squeak is outweighed by the improved load handling characteristics as far as I'm concerned
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #3248
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I don't know if the actually do , but the squeak with the Dakars tends to come from the front where the second leaf wraps the front eye , there is no leaf isolator in this location so it's metal on metal , perhaps other leaf packs have a slightly different geometry

Having said that , the minor annoyance of the occasional squeak is outweighed by the improved load handling characteristics as far as I'm concerned
^^^This. Also, some get lucky and don't develop a squeak.
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Do you know if the first gens have the same issue, im assuming they do but just a question. I would love to wrap my truck in a full OME kit and for $1,200 you cant beat it. I drive about 90% paved road with the back full of three bicycles, tools and camper topper with various out door or beach gear. Im not sure if the dakars would be over kill or not with that little weight in back. I also do the ocational moving a friend, or some furniture delivery and the every once in a while bed full of fire wood.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #3250
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^^^This. Also, some get lucky and don't develop a squeak.
I'm not usually a lucky person
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #3251
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I will be swapping out the 885's for 886's in the next week if anyone is interested in a set of 885's
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #3252
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Do you know if the first gens have the same issue, im assuming they do but just a question. I would love to wrap my truck in a full OME kit and for $1,200 you cant beat it. I drive about 90% paved road with the back full of three bicycles, tools and camper topper with various out door or beach gear. Im not sure if the dakars would be over kill or not with that little weight in back. I also do the ocational moving a friend, or some furniture delivery and the every once in a while bed full of fire wood.
I had Dakars out of a project 4-Runner that never got completed in my 95 Taco, I don't recollect a lot of squeak. But I do recollect the ability to freight the truck and the excellent handling with the Dakars... Hence my immediate purchase when I got my 2011.
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I had Dakars out of a project 4-Runner that never got completed in my 95 Taco, I don't recollect a lot of squeak. But I do recollect the ability to freight the truck and the excellent handling with the Dakars... Hence my immediate purchase when I got my 2011.
did you use Bilstein or OME struts in back?
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I will be swapping out the 885's for 886's in the next week if anyone is interested in a set of 885's
I would take you up on that but I was told not to use anything higher than 883s on a first gen if im not putting a winch bumper.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #3255
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did you use Bilstein or OME struts in back?
OME *shocks for two reasons: 1. they are included in the kit I bought, and 2. I knew they were valved to compliment the springs.

But a whole lotta TW-ers run the billies and like them, so your choice. Also, struts are in the front, straight up shocks out back.
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OME *shocks for two reasons: 1. they are included in the kit I bought, and 2. I knew they were valved to compliment the springs.

But a whole lotta TW-ers run the billies and like them, so your choice. Also, struts are in the front, straight up shocks out back.
yeah ive read about that, I hear the ride is not as good as with the OME struts. ill probably end up going with full light load kit. should I be okay if I leave the factory UCA in?
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:39 PM   #3257
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Just got my struts and coils assembled. Upon closer inspection at home, one seems crooked. The top strut mount seems uneven, and there is more space on one side of the coil than the other. I can barely fit the tip of my finger between the strut and coil on one side, easily on the other. Does it look off to you guys?

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yeah ive read about that, I hear the ride is not as good as with the OME struts. ill probably end up going with full light load kit. should I be okay if I leave the factory UCA in?
Should be ok with the lighter coil but I'll tell you what, the difference with aftermarket UCAs is incredible. I recommend them.
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Just got my struts and coils assembled. Upon closer inspection at home, one seems crooked. The top strut mount seems uneven, and there is more space on one side of the coil than the other. I can barely fit the tip of my finger between the strut and coil on one side, easily on the other. Does it look off to you guys?

My P/S side strut looks similar. Haven't noticed any contact or ill side effects yet.
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My P/S side strut looks similar. Haven't noticed any contact or ill side effects yet.
Thanks. I just went back to the shop and they re-did it for me. The coil isolator wasn't quite right. Part of the rubber ring that sinks into the coil was pinched up instead of sitting smoothly inside. It is now in straighter than before. Still is slightly to one side, but it seems to be the plastic cover more than the shock itself. Happy with the shop, they made it right for me no prob. He did scratch the crap out of it though
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[QUOTE=BudMan;7830330]Just got my struts and coils assembled. Upon closer inspection at home, one seems crooked. The top strut mount seems uneven, and there is more space on one side of the coil than the other. I can barely fit the tip of my finger between the strut and coil on one side, easily on the other. Does it look off to you guys?

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I hope that don't mess things up. how much did they charge to build the struts for you?
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