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Dakar leaf pack, to remove 3rd leaf or not

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by automoto, Feb 10, 2010.

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Leave 3rd leaf from top in?

Poll closed Mar 12, 2010.
  1. Leave 3rd leaf from top in, ass end jacked up

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Take 3rd leaf out to make it level

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    66.7%
  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    automoto

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    Going to be installing a dakar leaf pack in the rear along with 885s, new OME shocks all around, and a top plate spacer. I'd like to have a leveled look and not have the rear jacked up higher. Question is should i leave the 3rd leaf from the top in and hope it will settle, or just take it out in the first place?? :confused:
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    YotaDan

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    Those leaf packs have 2 overloads. You could just remove the lower overload spring.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Dan to the rescue!
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    writup i looked at doing that with mine but it didn't look to be easily done.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    ok thanks, and that will make the truck sit level ?
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Can't say it will make is level. But it will lower the rear end down without changing the progression rate on the springs.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    ok cool, thats the 3rd leaf down IIRC, any one have anytips on taking these dakars apart?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    aren't the overload leafs the two straight ones on the bottom?
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Its really easy, it is just 2 or 3 bolts on the leaf pack that need to be undone and they pop open allowing you to add or remove the leaf.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 4:37 AM
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    How much will it lower the rear by removing the said leaf?
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    Said leaf? Are you refering to the overload leaf, or one of the supporting leafs in the pack?
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    removing 3rd leaf will drop you about 1/2 inch
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    I removed the third leaf in my set and the truck sits level; it is also a very easy thing to do. I am putting it back in though :) with my campershell it sags and looks to bro'ed out.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:49 AM
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    ^^^This one. How much lift would you get by removing the lower overload? A 1.5" AAL isnt enough to level my truck and I am afraid the full dakar pack will be too high...trying to meet in the middle. I am looking for something around 2.25"
     
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