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Dakars (95r) air bag and cradle or dakars 96r with el46xl?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ravenous, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    Ravenous

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    Hey guys i dont post here much cause i spend wayy to much time reading and then i spend way too much money but just one question cause i cant seem to find a answer

    im currently running dakars leafs 95r with a dual swing out steel bumper canopy and soon to be RTT plus work gear which is a extra 100-200 pounds depending

    Whats the better option here for me adding air bags and cradle to my 95r
    or upgrading the leafs to the 96r and adding the extra leaf(el46xl) and ignoring the bags

    i normally always have around 100-200 pounds in the back at all time for work regardless

    i plan to use the truck for camping full loaded and pulling a small aluminum boat as well

    Thoughts and opinions please and thanks
     
  2. Apr 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    sorgon82

    sorgon82 wanna go for a rip bud

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    Are the 96r the heavy duty leafs?
    I have the heavy duty and am wondering if I can add the extra leaf to the HD pack, or if its only meant for the medium pack
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    roth_nj

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    Not an answer for you guys but just some more info.

    I also have the 95rs and just bought the add a leaf. I want more lift. I was told they will add 15mm (.6 inch) and about 15% to the payload. Yes you can add it to both the medium and heavy packs. That 15% is unloaded. The weight will probably cancel it out and be level with how it was before the add a lead
     
  4. Apr 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    friendlywithbears

    friendlywithbears a tree falling in the woods

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    Is the EL095 pack the 6 leaf pack? If so, I'd put in the 7th leaf, that's a great configuration for dakars.

    I'm surprised you're not sagging or soft already with the EL095 and all that extra weight from gear and swingout.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    Matty0317

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    I have the HD pack plus an additional EL46XL leaf. I'm here wondering if I want to add an additional EL46XL...
     
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  6. Dec 17, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    friendlywithbears

    friendlywithbears a tree falling in the woods

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    How do things look, and how much weight you carrying? HD + AAL can hold a lot of weight.
     
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  7. Dec 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    blitzkrieg3002

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    I‘ve got the medium pack. Haven’t installed yet and will be running airbags and cradles for when I load my dual sport in the back. Extra 350lbs. And when I tow my trailer 400lb tongue weight. I’m interested to see how it works out and think it’ll be great as I don’t want the stiffer springs when I’m unloaded.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Matty0317

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    I'm carrying alot of weight, HC rear with swingout, spare, 2 full jerrys, Bed drawers with a bunch of tools, fridge, bedrack and tent, I bet im close to 1000lbs

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  9. Dec 21, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    friendlywithbears

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    Sexy beast. I switched away from dakars and have had a lot of luck with my dobinsons leaf pack. They make them up to 1350lb capacity and much less squeaky and much less stiff/harsh than my dakars were. I'm currently carrying around 1300lb on mine.

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