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Medium duty vs Heavy duty OME Dakar Leafs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by robrv21, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Apr 20, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    RatchetTaco

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    I run the Mediums, 2" unless you run with the bed loaded alot heavy, 2.75" are too much and need bed weight or else the ride is going to be not as good. I run a 265/75r16 spare underneath and BA steel bumper in the rear and the ride is good on the Mediums.

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  2. Apr 20, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    Tibetan Nomad

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    B5160,Dakar-HD-leaf-pk+OL,UBolt-Flip,33s,Superbumps
    My HD Dakar + Overload leaf has not squeaked since March/April 2018. Per advise here from TW, I sprayed it with PLENTY of fluid films. Before that I had the factory leaf + AAL and it squeaked WAY WAY TOO MUCH even going slow on a mild speed bump/hump.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/new-ome-dakar-leaf-pack-review.489540/page-26#post-17829890
     
  3. May 21, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    pridgway

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    Is this the thread to ask about converting from heavy duty to medium? recently bought my truck and it came with HD OME leafs. i desperately want to get rid of the stiff ride.. if i find medium is too soft in the future when fully loaded, ill go with air bags. until then, i dislike the "thunk!" going over every single speed bump. I have Bilsteins 5100's all the way around.
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    Pilsner

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    255/85r16 ST Maxx 6112/5160 w/ Dakar RCI armor, sliders, and rear bumper CBI hidden winch mount w/ Smity 20k

    You can remove a leaf from the HD 96r to make a Med 95r yes.
     
  5. May 23, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    pridgway

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    great, so i can do it, but do people know how to? tools, equipment needed, maybe some photos. is there an existing thread that i havent found yet?
     

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