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New Dakar's! some ?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meafordmike, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    I have searched lots and just want to confirm a few things.
    1. Which leaf do you remove? I have heard the third one, but is that from the top or bottom?
    2. How do you safely remove one? With C-clamps or something?
    3. Is there a front and a back to the Dakar's and how do I tell the difference?
    4. Any step by step installs for the Dakar's with photos? Mine arrived today with no instructions.
    5. Any up close pictures of the N182 being installed? I have 3 brass washers and two rubbers, and was wondering how it all worked out.

    So today my Dakar’s and rear N182 arrived and I am still waiting on my new Radflo Adjustable coilovers and Camburg ball-joints to arrive, I was hoping I could get the rears prepared for install at least.
    I was only wanting to set my coilovers to 2 " so this is why I was looking to remove a leaf.
    Thanks TW
    Mike
     
  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    1. Which leaf do you remove? I have heard the third one, but is that from the top or bottom?
    i think your right, IIRC its the third one.

    2. How do you safely remove one? With C-clamps or something?
    yea, just use a c clamp or the like as you remove the center bolt. you can then just unscrew or unclamp. just do it slowly, they will only spring back slightly, nothing like a front coil spring

    3. Is there a front and a back to the Dakar's and how do I tell the difference?
    the sticker goes in the back. also, the longer portion goes to the back.

    4. Any step by step installs for the Dakar's with photos? Mine arrived today with no instructions.
    there might be a few DIY threads. its pretty easy though, i installed mine w/ out any instructions for following any DIYs.

    5. Any up close pictures of the N182 being installed? I have 3 brass washers and two rubbers, and was wondering how it all worked out.
    there should be a diagram w/ the shocks. if not, use one of the thicker one, then rubber mount, put thru shock mount on truck, use the thinner washer w/ the lip and pilot that lip on the truck shock mount, then rubber mount, then thicker washer, then nut!
     
  3. May 1, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    Bump.
    Any more info out there?
    remove 3rd leaf down from the top?
     
  4. May 1, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    dude, i answered all your questions...search around here for a confirmation on the leaf removal(but its the third from the bottom), but im almost positive we're correct.

    its really not that hard at all.
     
  5. May 1, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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  6. May 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    New Dakars, removing 3rd leaf.[​IMG]
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Dakars with leaf removed[​IMG]
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    New Dakars installed [​IMG]
     
  9. May 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    I got one side on then could not get the other, then I realized I had one shackle upside down, I had to run into the computer to see which was right. got it [​IMG]
     
  10. May 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    New Shocks: OME N182[​IMG]
     
  11. May 2, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    cool man youll like your radflo's i put mine on a few weeks ago and man they are nice
     
  12. May 2, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    dam your doing that in the rain ... hardcore haha
     
  14. May 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    I have not got them yet, I figured I would get started on the rear. The Radflo's are in the mail/ (Greyhound bus) coming from BC.
    I hope all goes well and I don't have to drive around with my rear 2-3" higher for too long.
     
  15. May 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Yeah its raining, but I need the truck tomorrow for work, I worked on the truck last night till midnight also. I am almost finished, I just need to re-install the tires but am taking a break, and confirming all is good/ torque and such.[​IMG]
     
  16. May 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    I am done!!!! Dakars installed, next week Radflo front coilovers and Camburg UCA's[​IMG]
     
  17. May 2, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Rear is siting at 23" from center of rim to top center of wheel well. fronts 21", going to set front Coilovers to 1&3/4 to level out. Truck drives great:), no vibes just alot better![​IMG]
     
  18. May 2, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    damn mike! looking good!


    wonder if craig sent out your stuff and my lr's together :laugh:
     
  19. May 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks
    Craig may have. Have you ever dealt with Greyhound shipping?
    I have to drive to Owen Sound when they arrive. I hope they call me when there in.
    I was thinking of going to the SONTT wrench day for help, but my wife was working yesterday so I did it myself.
     
  20. May 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    nope, this is my first time dealing with greyhound (craig told me he highly recommends them though).

    if you ever need a hand, let me know. i'm not too good with a wrench but i can hold things and get beers :D
     
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