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884s & Dakars & DCLB?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BRONSON, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    BRONSON

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    Hey dudes. I'm looking at a complete OME upgrade and wondering what to expect with this setup:

    '09 DCLB 4x4 (with cap)
    884x coils
    Dakars w/ 3rd leaf removed
    Nitrocharger shocks all around

    I know the 885s are generally recommended for the DCLB but would anything suffer if I went with 884s, or would I just be sacrificing some height up front? As I understand it the Dakars with the 3rd leaf removed will give about 2" over non-TSB stock leafs. I currently have sagged out Canadian (TSB) leafs so I'm not sure what this all means in the end, but I'm hoping for level or slight rake.

    My thinking in this is I'm not overly concerned with getting much lift and this way I can keep the stock UCAs and my 265/70/17s should still look meaty enough. The truck keeps to the streets for the most part but I am hauling tools and lumber around regularly. No bumper or winch, just a Snugtop on the back.

    Good/bad? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    jflan

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    884 is the same wire and the same rate as 885 only 10mm shorter.
    I think you'll get a better result with 885, esp. with the Dakars in back.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Don't remove a leaf from the Daks if you have a cap , they will sag a bit with a cap on full time , mine came down 1/2" over 6 months
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    100% correct about 884's. No experience with the Dakars though...
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    BRONSON

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    Okay, but if 884/90000's give me a hair over 2" up front (as per elwood's numbers) and the Dakars minus a leaf put me at about 2" in the back (can't remember where the hell I got this) and the cap drops me another 1/2" over time, would I still not have a slight rake unloaded?

    It's no big deal if I need to add UCAs to the list and go with 885s & full Dakars instead, but out of curiosity more than anything now I'd like to know where the logic in my proposed setup took a shit.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Keep in mind that if you remove a leaf from the Daks , you lessen their ability to carry weight so you are likely to drop more than 1/2" , plus the 1/2"-5/8" you will lose by removing the 3rd leaf .

    FWIW , I got 2 1/2" from 885's , no spacer up front on my DCLB 4x4 and the Daks gained me 2 3/4" prior to sagging 1/2" with the cap
     
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