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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Crikeymike, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    Abelgonz

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    Any of you guys experience any sag?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    None whatsoever after two months. I recently spent a week traveling forest roads and it worked great.
    I'm really glad that I went this route vs 5100's or OME.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    Is the truck leveled or do u have some rake? I have a dclb as well and I'm looking to level it out with 2.5 up front and wanted to replace the leaf like you did.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    Tbrooks2444

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    I have a considerable amount of sag in the front and rear with my kit. I’ve got the 314 coils up front and the medium duty leaf pack in the rear. I was convinced that my stock measurements weren’t the average 21” front center hub to fender and 22” rear so I actually took the entire kit off, replaced with all stock stuff and remeasured. I found the flattest stretch of parking lot possible and remeasured. Using a tape measure and eyeballing it, it’s never perfect so I’ll say that I was just under 21” front driver and just over 21” front passenger. For the rear I was actually 22.5” passenger and just under 22” driver. Now after getting my Dobinsons back on, and alignment/driving for a while, my measurements are 21.5” front driver, 22” front passenger, 22.5” rear driver and 23” rear passenger. So this kit have me between 0.5-1 inch all around. The kit was labeled as 2” so I don’t know what to say about that. Perhaps the coils were mislabeled in production and I did t get the correct parts...I don’t know. I have since ordered a custom leaf pack from Alcan(still waiting for arrival) and now I’ve got Kings 2.5” all around (sitting in the garage). Do your research...if you've got the long bed, good luck with getting the desired result in the back. For front coils, I’d get heavier sprung coils, or just get a better kit from somewhere else. As far as ride quality goes, I actually really like the way the kit rides on the road, and my off-roading isn’t much more than traveling on dirt roads and some very moderate trails to and from scenic areas. No “wheeling” or anything like that so I can’t comment.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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    Tbrooks2444

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    Also, with that being said..I’ll have the entire kit for sale in the coming weeks. Only been 2k easy miles on it. If anyone is interested, let me know.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    Tbrooks2444

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    There is some rake. I have sliders and a front ifs skid on the truck right now. That’s all for extra weight. There is approx. 1” rake both sides. The lean is 0.5”..
     
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  7. Sep 6, 2019 at 5:32 AM
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    Anyone here have the Skyjacker soft ride leaf pack with dobinsons shocks in the rear? I'm considering swapping out for old OME cs047r/el095r.

    Or how does the light/no load dobinsons leaf pack ride compared to OEM leaf pack?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    StZu

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  9. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    I have the l59-111r (medium) leaf packs in the rear, but have alittle more rake than I would like, which leaf is the one that can be removed for light loads, and any tips on removing it?
     
  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    Tbrooks2444

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    Let’s swap packs!
     
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  11. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Tbrooks2444

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    Wait..you have 110r (medium) or 111r (heavy)?
     
  12. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    111r, so really heavy duty, my mistake, I saw them in the first post thinking it was medium and heavy, not heavy and super heavy
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Where are you located? How many miles you got on that system? I’ve had it on for a few months of 99% on-driving. I’m in Ventura, CA
     
  14. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    I'm all the way in New Jersey, had the kit for about a year, maybe 10-12,000ish miles
     
  15. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Hmm..ok man it was worth a shot!
     
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  16. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    How much rake are you talking here? Just curious since I haven't touched my suspension yet
     
  17. Sep 10, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    Only about an inch and a half now, but I will probably lower the front about a half inch soon to try to make mu CVs last more than 2 weeks
     
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  18. Sep 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    Crikeymike

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    4th leaf down from the top it should be, it won't have any clamps attached to it.

    Use a c-clamp to hold the leaf pack together
    Remove center bolt
    Slowly release c-clamp to let leaves go loose
    Slide out the leaf to remove
    Tighten c-clamp and reinstall center bolt
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Thanks very much! This will lower the truck approximately .75"?
     
  20. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Crikeymike

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    It's hard to put a number on it, as it depends on the weight on the truck, but somewhere around there.
     
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