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Dakar leaf pack, to remove 3rd leaf or not

View Poll Results: Leave 3rd leaf from top in?
Leave 3rd leaf from top in, ass end jacked up 2 33.33%
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question Dakar leaf pack, to remove 3rd leaf or not

Going to be installing a dakar leaf pack in the rear along with 885s, new OME shocks all around, and a top plate spacer. I'd like to have a leveled look and not have the rear jacked up higher. Question is should i leave the 3rd leaf from the top in and hope it will settle, or just take it out in the first place??
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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Those leaf packs have 2 overloads. You could just remove the lower overload spring.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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Dan to the rescue!
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Those leaf packs have 2 overloads. You could just remove the lower overload spring.
writup i looked at doing that with mine but it didn't look to be easily done.
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Those leaf packs have 2 overloads. You could just remove the lower overload spring.
ok thanks, and that will make the truck sit level ?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
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ok thanks, and that will make the truck sit level ?
Can't say it will make is level. But it will lower the rear end down without changing the progression rate on the springs.
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ok cool, thats the 3rd leaf down IIRC, any one have anytips on taking these dakars apart?
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ok cool, thats the 3rd leaf down IIRC, any one have anytips on taking these dakars apart?
aren't the overload leafs the two straight ones on the bottom?
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ok cool, thats the 3rd leaf down IIRC, any one have anytips on taking these dakars apart?
Its really easy, it is just 2 or 3 bolts on the leaf pack that need to be undone and they pop open allowing you to add or remove the leaf.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:58 PM   #11
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How much will it lower the rear by removing the said leaf?
Said leaf? Are you refering to the overload leaf, or one of the supporting leafs in the pack?
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I removed the third leaf in my set and the truck sits level; it is also a very easy thing to do. I am putting it back in though with my campershell it sags and looks to bro'ed out.
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Those leaf packs have 2 overloads. You could just remove the lower overload spring.
^^^This one. How much lift would you get by removing the lower overload? A 1.5" AAL isnt enough to level my truck and I am afraid the full dakar pack will be too high...trying to meet in the middle. I am looking for something around 2.25"
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