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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

    HAVOC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get replacement pads for my OME EL095R?
    Had my truck on the lift on Saturday and noticed that two on the driver side were missing.
    They weren't on the floor so they must've came out during driving?
     
  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:
     
  6. Jun 18, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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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.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Afe CAI (removed back to stock intake), TSB 4 leaf pack with Firestone Air Bags and Daystar cradels, 3rd OEM HU, Wranger All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar 265/75/16, Cali raised LED pods, Wheeler Off Road Front Bump Stops.
    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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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019

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