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Coils to match Dakars with (1 or 2) leaves removed (2nd gen)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by billygoat, May 29, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    billygoat [OP] Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    American Southwest
    05 TRD Offroad 4x4
    OME lift, Duratracs, BAMF sliders, Brute Force hybrid bumper, XRC8 Comp winch, raised sleeping platform, shell, breather relocation
    I bought some Dakars and plan to install them with the 3rd leaf removed in my '05, and will consider removing an overload leaf but want to maintain a decent load carrying capacity. My goal is better than stock suspension without killing my CV's, balljoints, tie rod ends, or handling. I want to lift the front *just enough* so it doesn't look weird, and am not sure which coils I should go with--883 or 884. I do like the look of the factory rake. I plan to run Bilstein 5100's all around, but I have the TRD Off Road coils so I will not be using them for any lift. Any suggestions? I searched and called around, but haven't found any clear answers or threads about matching the front with Dakars that have a leaf (or possibly two) removed. If there is a thread out there that answers my question that I missed please do include a link...Thanks.
  2. May 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Jun 15, 2011
    First Name:
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    I'm not sure how much lift you'll get from Dakars with a leaf removed.
    I kept factory rake with full Dakars & 885s on my 4Banger AC.
    885s will give a 4Banger AC 3" lift & a V6 DCLB 2.5"
    884s might give you around 2" :notsure:
    I would recommend OME shocks to go with your OME springs they are made to go together.
  3. May 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

    Dec 15, 2009
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    OP , you should get 2 1/4 - 2 3/4" of lift on an AC from the Dakars with a leaf removed .

    The ARB / OME spec sheet says removing the third leaf down in the Dakar pack will result in a height reduction of 15mm or approx 5/8"

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