1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Dakar leaf springs , actual lift measurement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OZ-T, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    #1
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Before I get flamed , I've searched and my research shows that the Dakar pack should get you 2.5 - 2.75 " of lift over stock .

    My canadian truck has the 4 leaf ( tsb ) pack which is 1" higher in the back than the stock 3 leaf US truck rear . So I was expecting to get the rear end up an additional 1.75 - 2" over my current height with the Dakars .

    Just about to pull the trigger on the Toytec ULK with the Dakars and I started to follow My50cal ' s build , he is on 265/70/17 like me and has the regular Dakar pack in the back and his rear measurement is at 41" which is almost 4" above my current 4 leaf pack measurement .

    What gives , I don't want to be that ass high as I only intend to go up 1.75 to 2.5 up front .

    I know there is lots of guys running the Dakars , can you help a Taco Brother out and give me your rear measurement from the centre of wheel to the underside of the fender as that will eliminate any tire difference .

    I want to order my lift , but I was waiting with the billies on backorder and now I'm not sure if the Dakars are the way I should go .

    Thanks to all for the continued handholding ,

    Go Canucks ,

    OZ
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    #2
    DuderAbides

    DuderAbides Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Member:
    #26369
    Messages:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Vista, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 DC SB TRD OR 4X4
    I'd like to know as well as i am planning on doing the same lift as you in the future.
    Go Rangers!:spy:
     
  3. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    #3
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Canes ? Really ?

    Not digging their treatment of Brind'Amour


    OZ
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    #4
    saf023

    saf023 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Member:
    #21124
    Messages:
    734
    Gender:
    Male
    East Coast
    Vehicle:
    2nd Gen TRD Sport DCSB 4X4
    I'm assuming you are talking about 5100s that were onbackorder at Downsouth Motorsports. They no longer are. I talked to Sony yesterday and ordered mine. He did say they were going fast!

    Good luck with your build.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    #5
    sincitytaco

    sincitytaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Member:
    #10011
    Messages:
    870
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Icons, Bilstein 5100, Rear Leaf TSB, 17x9 American Racing Chamber Teflon, 275/70/17 Goodyear
    I would do a full OME setup with 885 springs and 2 trim packers on the driver side. Give Toytec a call up and see what the damage is going to be
     
  6. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:32 PM
    #6
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Anyone with Dakars to offer up some measurements ?

    OZ
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 at 2:33 PM
    #7
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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

    Just rattling your cage , your boys have managed a couple wins in the last few games , and Ward looked airtight in the last contest .

    OZ
     
  8. Jan 31, 2010 at 6:31 PM
    #8
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Nobody with Dakars will chime in ?

    OZ
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:45 PM
    #9
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    bump
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    #10
    nuckinfuts

    nuckinfuts NyQuil on the rocks.

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Member:
    #22064
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific NW
    Vehicle:
    '06 AC TRD Off-Road
    DT Long Tube Headers, Empire O2 simulator, catback, Shrockworks Sliders, Old Man Emu 3" lift with 885 coils (with 1/2" top plate spacer and Dakar Leaf packs), Hi-lift mounted in bed with 4XRAC mounts, WT floor liners, other stuffs
    Alright, since you asked like 20 times. 24" from center of hubcap to bottom of fender. Just under 40" from ground to fender through the center of wheel. That's with 285/75/16 Toyo M/T's. That 41" measurement you referenced seems a bit high with 265/70/17 tires, does he have an extra leaf or something?
     
  11. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:23 PM
    #11
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Finally , thanks for the input , I asked the same question about whether it was the ' basic ' Dakar pack or with the additional leaf but he said it was the regular pack .

    Not too sure how that works , but whatever , thanks again for the help :D

    OZ
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:24 AM
    #12
    TacoSupreem

    TacoSupreem Dirty Trucker

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Member:
    #27935
    Messages:
    2,419
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Hayden
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2013 MGM DCSB 4x4 Sport
    Hey bro I believe you can remove a leaf from the dakars to lower the rear a bit if u so choose?
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:50 AM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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

    Yes , I should have mentioned that I may do that as an option , but I just wanted to see what guys were getting in the real world for a lift from the stock pack ,

    Anyone else with the Dakars ?

    OZ
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:51 AM
    #14
    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Arctic Prerunner

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Member:
    #26163
    Messages:
    3,210
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chase
    North Pole, Alaska
    Vehicle:
    '06 4x4 AP LT and Locked
    Money pit.
    Just remember, the rear will almost always settle some - sometimes significantly, depending on the leaf spring and how hard you use it.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM
    #15
    whitebread

    whitebread Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12489
    Messages:
    847
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Raleigh, NC
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 DCSB TRD Off-Road
    Leer 100XL and a bunch of off-roading scars.
    Yes, GO CANES!!! :D :)

    (They haven't been doing too bad these past few games. :cool:)
     
  16. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM
    #16
    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3480
    Messages:
    2,486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Victoria BC, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2008, Black sand pearl, SR5, 4X4
    PIAA fogs, led "puddle" lights, bed lights, in cab 115V, Toyota Devil emblem, Randy Ellis light bar with Hella Black Magics, OME 885 and Dakar leaf springs OME shock all round, 2.5 Gal OBA system with air horns, iPod adapter, scangauge on blend mount, magnaflow catback, bike fork mounts, tinted 2009 tails.
    i have the dakars with a leaf removed and i got about 2 inches from it off my 4 leaf. I'll find the measurements.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM
    #17
    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3480
    Messages:
    2,486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Victoria BC, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2008, Black sand pearl, SR5, 4X4
    PIAA fogs, led "puddle" lights, bed lights, in cab 115V, Toyota Devil emblem, Randy Ellis light bar with Hella Black Magics, OME 885 and Dakar leaf springs OME shock all round, 2.5 Gal OBA system with air horns, iPod adapter, scangauge on blend mount, magnaflow catback, bike fork mounts, tinted 2009 tails.
    24 inches from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2010 at 2:56 PM
    #18
    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Thanks to all ,

    OZ
     
  19. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:01 PM
    #19
    Tacoma831

    Tacoma831 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Member:
    #26098
    Messages:
    943
    Gender:
    Male
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma Sport 4x4
    OME 886 Coils, OME Shocks, OME Dakars, Snug Top, De-Badged, ARB Bullbar, XRC8 Winch
    I took out the 3rd leaf from my Dakars so the ass end wasn't so high, it sits pretty level now. I have a camper shell though.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM
    #20
    yosh2000

    yosh2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Member:
    #2733
    Messages:
    2,925
    Gender:
    Male
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    '05 4runner SR5 v8
    first off...how do you know the TSB gives you 1" lift? i know when i replaced my leafs w/ the TSB ones, i gained nearly nothing...

    i just installed some used dakars a few weekends ago, i'll get you the center of the axle to bottom of the wheel well measurements if you would like.
     
To Top