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Old 04-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #4701
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Just installed the OME kit with Dakar packs over the weekend.

What are people doing for rear shocks to maximize droop? I have the Nitrocharger Sports and these shocks fully extend out with only two inches of droop on the leaf packs....
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:22 PM   #4702
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I am trying to replace the junk spacer/block kit the previous owner had installed. Looking into the OME kit. Front: 885 coils with Nitrocharger Sport shocks, Rear: Dakar leaf spring with Nitrocharger shocks. With that setup, will i need to buy an AAL to keep my lift i have on it now or will the Dakar's/Nitrochargers do the same thing? Also, should i just throw on new UCA's since i wil have it torn apart? I know most say you dont need them unless you go over 3", but what are the advantages of replacing them now?
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Dakars will give 3" of lift on a reg cab
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:01 AM   #4704
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Anyone know the gains up front with the 887's and 888's. Ive been thinking this way lately, someone correct me if I'm being a brotarded.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:07 AM   #4705
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A few guys are running 887's and getting 3" , haven't heard of anybody trying the 888's yet
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Very interesting.
885's. 395 mm spring = 63.5 mm additional lift 2.5"
887's. 400 mm spring = 76.2 mm additional lift 3.0"
888's. 405 mm spring = 88.9 mm additional lift 3.5" (Theoretical)

So is the excess coil length similar to using a top plate spacer in regards to The 2x relationship? ie: 1/4" top plate nets you 1/2". Could some one explain this to me, otherwise Im going to continue think of it as Taco Voodoo
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:22 PM   #4707
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Just got the truck back from the shop today....

Lessons learned, do the suspension sooner then later.....195k on the truck compounded the problems with install.

And praise baby Jesus I decided to have a shop do it, it would have been a nightmare to do this on jack stands.

LCA's had to be cut out, needed to be replaced.

All in all couldn't be happier with the ride quality vs. stock. Stance is perfect with the 885's and 1/4" top plate. I'll post pics as soon as the monsoon blows through...
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:44 PM   #4708
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A few guys are running 887's and getting 3" , haven't heard of anybody trying the 888's yet

I'm running 887's and Dakar rears I got almost exactly 3" in the front and a little over in the back.

My before and after numbers read like so:

Before - After

Driver front: 20 5/8 - 23 5/16
Pass front: 20 7/16 - 23 3/8

Driver rear: 21 5/16 - 24 3/8
Pass rear: 21 1/4 - 24 1/2

This is after about 500 miles and some mild offroading to help settle.
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Good to hear, and nice looking rig. I think that will be what i go with.
888's are prob a bad idea. Maybe not if a guy was gonna put a bumper on without a winch. Interesting thought, but im a noob still.

That did clear my head a bit.
(5mm) of extra spring = about 13mm of lift. half inch
(10mm) of top plate =about 13 to 16mm of lift (per Wheelers)
Seem about right?
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:24 AM   #4710
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Is there a quick list of tools I'm going to need laying around when I go to do this install?

Got everything in from Headstrong this week, planning for Memorial Day weekend.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:32 AM   #4711
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Is there a quick list of tools I'm going to need laying around when I go to do this install?

Got everything in from Headstrong this week, planning for Memorial Day weekend.
Def get a list before you start if you can find one. I wish I would have wrote down all the tools I used because we need a list on a sticky or in the OP. I found myself going to auto zone 3 times for different sized sockets (larger ones, extended ones) that were not in my huge socket set.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:33 AM   #4712
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I just received my Dakar leafs yesterday and noticed that three of these plastic liners (forgive me I have no idea what they're called) are cracked/damaged.

I searched many photos of Dakar leafs on trucks and all of them had these same pieces fully intact.

Is this something I should be concerned with? Like I said, between the two leaf packs there are three of these things that are damaged.

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:45 AM   #4713
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Not a big issue especially if the leaf side is still there
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #4715
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Thank you for the reply.

Very helpful.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:57 AM   #4716
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Oh wait , I assumed you had a 2nd gen , you'll need to cross reference your leaf pack part # with the replacement clip application guide
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #4717
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #4718
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What did you put up front & what did you get?
884s on 90000 Sport Nitros gave me 2 1/2 22 1/2.
What did you put in back & what did you get?
Dakars gave me 3" 24 1/2.
Are you running trail armor & how much lift did you loose or what did you do to regain/maintain lift?
No
Tire & wheel specs & rub or what you did to eliminate rub.
275 70 17 stock wheels, they rub the upper control arm at full turn, just a little.
Are you still running a sway bar?
yes.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:48 PM   #4720
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What did you put up front & what did you get?
887's, Nitros, gave me just under 3".
What did you put in back & what did you get?
Dakars, Nitros, gave me just over 3".
Are you running trail armor & how much lift did you loose or what did you do to regain/maintain lift?
No, but I plan on running sliders, front and rear plate bumpers and skids at some point.
Tire & wheel specs & rub or what you did to eliminate rub.
265/75/16, stock wheels, no rub so far. Camburg UCAs to help with alignment and possible rub.
Are you still running a sway bar?
Yes, but debating removal.
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