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Help! Dakar Leaf Install Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BVCOTaco, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    BVCOTaco

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    I am working on installing my OME lift kit. I got the front installed last night, but I ran into a few issues while trying to get the leafs installed. The forward bolts on the existing leafs will not be coming off without cutting them.:mad: Does anyone know what size bolts those are? I assume they need to be grade 8?

    Also the new Dakars are labeled 'A' and 'B'. The 'A' is the drivers side?

    I did some searching, but am at work and don't have the time to read all the different threads to find that info.

    I am sure other have had this issue, so hopefully someone can chime in!
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Not sure about the bolts.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Yeah, I had the same problem. We cut the bolts and went to the hardware store for new grade 8 bolts. I can't remember the size now though.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    SO maybe I have older springs- but where did you find the A or B?? Cause I don't see any such markings on mine...so are the older versions not side specific??
     
  5. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    Brunes, The 'A' and 'B' are in the part number that is stamped on the leaf spring itself. When I searched before the install I remember someone saying that is fixes the sideways lean that a lot of Tacoma's have. Not sure if that is true or not though.

    I guess I will just have to cut the bolt apart and then figure out what I need. I live in a small town, so hopefully they have that size at our local hardware store!
     
  6. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    There's a code or whatever and at the end of the code there's A and B. I put mine on the wrong side and had bad taco lean :eek: When I swapped them to the correct sides it did help with the taco lean.

    [​IMG]

    X2

    If I remember correctly, it's the old bushing in your stock leaf pack that causes theses problems. Good luck!
     
  7. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Where's the overloads on the bottom 2 ?
     
  8. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Not sure lol, I just grabbed this pic off of google images as an example
     
  9. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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  10. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Yeah...That isn't on my springs....So now I'm nervous about putting them in...
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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  12. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Mine didn't have the A or B either
     
  13. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Now I feel better. They hopefully go in tonight....
     
  14. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Maybe it is just a 1st Gen thing???
     
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    measure the arch... the one that has more arch will go on the driver side
     
  16. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    I have Dakars on my second gen...no A or B on mine either.
     
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    I was able to order the M14x1.5 x 100 grade 8 metric bolts from my local Napa store and they will have them in tomorrow morning! Can't wait to finish the install!
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Mine were the same
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    I would agree with this.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    The photo posted earlier is not a photo of Tacoma springs. They are an older style OME spring for what I think is a Land Cruiser. The front springs (bottom two in that photo) have no overload leaf. The top two springs are the rear springs that have an overload.
     

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