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anti-squeak pads for OME Dakar?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HAVOC, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    HAVOC

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  2. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:27 AM
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    I contacted headstrong offroad and found out you can buy a pack of 4 for $13.
    I bought two packs just to have extra.
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Gotta be careful putting them in. The pads can slip out pretty easily until the springs are under tension. When I installed mine I caught some of them falling out twice. It would be a royal PITA to notice one on the ground after the install was done.

    Another thing - these pads all invariably squeak like mad on the Dakars. Use Motorkote in a spray bottle and you'll have the quietest Tacoma in the county! No joke.
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2019 at 2:36 AM
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    My spring pads arrived yesterday, they are yellow, the original ones are black, going to install them as soon as possible.
     
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  5. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    Mine came with the yellow ones. Squeaky bastards. Grease them up now and then let me know when you break down and buy some Motorkote :thumbsup:
     
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    A little bit of this, a little bit of that...
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    Btw not breakdown mechanically, break down and spend $15 on the squeak.
     
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    I was just about to post this video. haha.
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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  10. Jun 24, 2019 at 2:22 AM
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    Haven't installed them yet. Maybe next Saturday, I also need to replace my R/F wheel bearing also.
    Thanks for the link @squarenone

    I should add, my leafs do not squeak. I do however have two pads missing on the driver side leaf. They go between the main and second leafs.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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    I replaced my missing pads yesterday. Turns out that the springs were in fact making noise. It was only when I drove it that I didn't hear the groaning noise over certain bumps that I though was coming from the front.
    I put a little Super Lube on the pads before installing them.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    A little bit of this, a little bit of that...
    A little something I just found out. Hopefully this was an anomaly and not the norm. I just installed brand new Dakar EL095R and the anti-squeak pads are almost bone dry. There is not much grease in them.

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  13. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    Link?
     
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    I put a bunch of grease on mine. Haven’t had any issues.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2020 at 11:33 PM
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    I made the time today to shoot down my Dakar leafs with the pressure washer today... Low and behold, a bunch of gunk and gravel came out and that irritating squeak is actually gone (for now). Hopefully it’ll stay gone for awhile. If you have a pressure washer, it’s definitely worth a try.
     

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