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Darker leaf springs only?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by deer slayer 11, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    So my non TSB leaf springs are shot and I want to replace the whole leaf pack. I have a 07 double cab TRD pre-runner. I am always hauling work tools and a truck box (250/300 lb). I also pull a trailer with two utv occasionally so I want a stiffer spring. So my question is if I install a Darker leaf spring with 2.75 in of lift do I have to lift the front as well. I am happy with the stock height I just want to beef up the rear end. I guess I will need longer shocks, a drive line bearing drop kit and longer U bolts as well.:confused:
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    If you don't want to lift the front some guys have removed one of the leafs from the Dakars , this lowers them by 3/4"
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Which one do I remove? If I did that I guess I could keep the same shocks?
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    I think you would still want extended shocks , because you would still be going up 2"

    The third leaf from the top is the one that gets removed .

    Use the search for " dakars remove leaf " I'm on my phone.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    here is a shot of my dakars after install, gives you a better idea, i had on revtec spacers in the front. i still have foward rake and that lift was 3" i think. i would lift front if you install these. I am running toytec coilovers now and will adjust them back up to 3" when i put my new tires on in the spring. i did not remove any spring, i did not add the shim either or the bearing drop kit and no vibration issues either. the extended lenght billy's came with the kit from toytec so take that into consideration also

    DSC_1521.jpg
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    I don't really care about it sitting up that high. I just don't want it to look funny or handle bad.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    You have the same matte finish on your truck that I have on mine , gotta love the dirt roads. Lol
     
  8. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    i could not be happier with these, i can load a cord of wood almost and these packs can take it, i will try and find a picture of my truck neatly stacked with wood and post. imo it rides better with a heavy, but what truck doesn't. with these it takes the weight well and feels so firm compared to stock... so handling is great loaded or unloaded....
     
  9. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    So in the pic you had 3in spacers in the front and 2.75 leaf pack in the rear.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    lol, i now live at my cabin and have about 4 mi. of dirt roads i travel everyday, forget about washing it as much now, waste of time and money. :D my detailing buddy does my truck at the start of winter and after spring time so i have a good coat of wax underneath.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    yes
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    That's what I want, it to feel like a truck and not the wife's car.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    If you are going to lift the front as well you should look into the ultimate lift kit from toytec with the dakars , or the OME lift kit with the dakars
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    i can only speak for myself, but the driveline angle with good, after i installed because i could not get the shim to fit i went ahead and finished anyway with the thought of finishing it up at a later date, i test drove on dirt road, highway, mudtrails, etc...and no vibration issues either. with that said i have seen posts where people have installed this and had issues and susposedly put shim in and in some cases the bearing drop kit to fix problem. i have had these on for about 6 months with no issues to date.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    thats exactly the kit i went with and couldn't be happier with my set up.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Are spacers easy to install? what a bought UCA's?
     
  17. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    I thought about a ome lift kit.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    I really dont want to shell out the $ for the ultimate lift on a two wheel drive.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Nothing wrong with the OME set up
     
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