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Dobinsons 16+ Taco Suspension

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

  1. May 6, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Gotcha, thanks. I asked Mike in a PM and he basically said the same thing. Installing my kit this weekend, pictures to come!!
     
  3. May 7, 2020 at 4:29 AM
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    Drilling the e-brake bracket and attaching it to the front-most spring clamp, is the best way to go with the rear springs. Just take a pair of pliers and bend the bracket to follow the contours of the e-brake cable, and you're good to go! Truck looks great man!
     
  4. May 7, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    Yep, did just like that. Followed your pics.

    Also, for those who install the leafs themselves, it will be easier to position the first leaf on the axle and get the pin to line up with the hole in the axle if you loosen the other side. Don't remove the ubolts for the other side. Just loosen the nuts a bit. Then the axle will move easier. And don't tighten the ubolts until you get both sides on and lined up. I also didn't torque the shackles until the truck was back on the ground and after I and my wife jumped up and down in the bed to settle the suspension a bit.
     
  5. May 7, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    I can just picture that. I hope she was laughing while she was doing that. hahaha
     
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    That's great Bruce, glad to hear it's working out well for you!!
     
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  7. May 7, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    Yep, she had a good time! We had some classic rock playing in the garage!

    She is the best! She helped me put both bumpers on. Helped put the sliders on. Held the sway bar out of the way while I put the coils in the front. She is amazing!
     
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  8. May 7, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    That's great!! I'll have to look online and see if I can buy one of those for myself...
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    Who is running the Super Heavy Duty leaf pack? About to kick the Dakars since they can't hold weight.
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    Have you tried an aal to your dakars?
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    No...that's up next but then the pack becomes so dang thick, I'm limiting my up travel by it.
     
  12. May 22, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    How many springs are in that Dakar pack?
     
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    Are the Dobinson’s shocks linear, progressive, or digressive? Anyone know??
     
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    im running them. They have been great. increased my personal best to 1500lbs on them and they handled great. wasn't on purpose but just worked out that way.
     
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    No idea. 7 or 8, I haven't counted. It's just the heavy duty pack.
     
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    Linear
     
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    Dobinson’s kit on SR5. Went with the 314 front end and the heavy 111 leaf pack in the rear. Maintained factory rake as I intend to add my RTT in the near future. Thanks to @Speed Freek for the professional install

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