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All-Pro EXPO or OME DAKAR ?

Discussion in 'ToyTec Lifts' started by george2pak, Sep 25, 2012.

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Dakar or All-pro EXPO?

Poll closed Oct 25, 2012.
  1. OME Dakar leaf springs

    50.0%
  2. All-Pro's Expedition Leaf Springs

    50.0%
  3. Other please mantion

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  1. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    lodi781

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    OME 3" Lift with Dakar Leaf pack, weathertech matts, Leer 180 Cap, Cobra CB, Kenwood Stereo.
    ..I think it has to come down to, how much overlanding are you REALLY gonna do. You originally asked what a soldier would use in IRAQ...That's called a tank or HUMVEE. None of us here have the time( unless mommy and daddy are loaded and you have no job) to push a vehichle like any marine or any military personel would. I went with the dakars..( on order ) after seeing Expo overlands vids. I will never do as much overlanding as they do, and they swear by that kit. If it works for them, it's good enough for me.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    FWIW, I pulled the upper overload leaf out of my Dakars...but that was to lower the ass. With the D29XL and shackle flip, I was riding way high in the ass. With the D29XL you could probably run without any overloads and be ok.

    I also left the two spring brackets on the ends unbolted so the leafs could flex without a pressure point there. But then, I have more rear axle travel than most.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Oct 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    george2pak

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    :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Do you remember how high you where sitting?
     
  5. Oct 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    ^^^^
     
  6. Oct 13, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    Removing the overload took me down about .5", so subtract a half inch from that stuff, yeah.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    I am looking into the same setup. i'm going to be frequently carrying 2 dirt bikes and gear or towing a 23' boat or running a cap. I'm also looking into adding the reservoir billies in the rear. Do you just run the stock length on shock or do you have to get longer ones? I'm probably leaning towards the expos so when i'm loaded i'm not shooting my headlights into the eyes of other people. Any thoughts?
     
  8. Oct 13, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    You'll probably need longer ones and a taller bump stop to keep the shock from bottoming out. And possibly longer brake lines.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    This is something that you might need:
    Fox 2.0 resis with stem tops...

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-81...5-8-shaft.html

    $400 for pair, 10" travel, 15.19" to 25.19". Shortest on any brand on DSM. I might just get these...need to measure once I get my leafs in...

    After reading I think that I might have to just get shock bumps to help with the uptravel...hah
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Right now is a tie. I guess any choice will do good.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    This is what I got:

    Dakar with D29XL

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    future tires :

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 26, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    It gave me about 4" 1/2 of lift.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    is this survey actually tied? wow. I am on the fence between these two options and it appears that the forum is as well.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    What is your rear hub to fender measurement ?
     
  15. Jan 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    aprox RL 25"1/4 & RR 26"
     
  16. Jan 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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  17. Jan 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    I guess it depends for what you want to use your truck, brand preference and money.If I had to chose between Dakar without the D29XL and AllPro Expo, I would had gone with All Pro. In my opinion the Dakar with D29XL gave me more hight and more load capacity. I'm trying to build my self a expedition , bug out vehicle. I think if you want a MT vehicle , maybe the All Pro's will give you more flexibility and smoother ride. Just my opinion.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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    Thanks. Looking for the smooth ride as it will be my daily with 95% on road and 5% off-road. I have been researching this forum for a month now and still am not any closer to the final lift considerations. At the end of the day, it seems like it comes down to name preference as both seem great (just like the Toytec Ultimate vs OME packages).
     
  19. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    The Expos will give you more lift than the Dakar pack on it's own , that is one difference
     
  20. Jan 30, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    ... Im thinking this too, my problem is if putting the extra leaf in the dakkars is worth it... I dunno 4 1/2" of lift with dakkars plus aal... dakkars stock give 3" correct?
     
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