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Old 02-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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ride differences in OME dakar and flattened out Stockers

as we know by now - I have 2" blocks under my non TSB rear leaf springs. they are flattened out - completely. What differences would i notice in ride if i changed to the Dakar springs? I would like something that rides smoother and soaks up the bumps a bit more. Is the fact that these are flat inhibit them from performing entirely? or can they still perform by creating a negative arch?
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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The springs on the Tacoma are pretty close to being flat. Give better flex off road. If you swap out to the Dakar springs, it would be a little more firm on the raod, and depending on the shocks you used, it would handel better off road.
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that is what i was htinking. I hoped to get something that was a bit more cushy on the road - that would be Alcan i guess but i also want to be able to haul the bike with more stability.
I guess I can not have it all. decisions decisions......
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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that is what i was htinking. I hoped to get something that was a bit more cushy on the road - that would be Alcan i guess but i also want to be able to haul the bike with more stability.
I guess I can not have it all. decisions decisions......
Alcans are going to be the same as the Dakars.
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thought they provided a softer ride but decreased ability to haul......
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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thought they provided a softer ride but decreased ability to haul......
They decrease the ability to haul because they eliminate the overload leaf. That lets them flex a little more when off roading.
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you think dakars with proper OME shocks would be an improved ride over flat springs/block and over extended TD Billy's? Trying to figure out what to expect for the money. i am okay with spending the money but only if it will be noticable improved. I am only moderately impressed with the difference in the toytec C/O and TC UCA compared to the daystar Urethane spacer. Goes without saying that I am only intown right now - no off roading since the new components in the front.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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I think it would be.
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