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Off-road suspension upgrade

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by appalachian_hikes, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:59 AM.

  1. Nov 25, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    appalachian_hikes

    appalachian_hikes [OP] New Member

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    Hello I have a 2021 off-road tacoma long bed and am looking to lift it about 2.5 to 3 inches. I off-road a lot in Appalachia and tow a side by side. I was wondering if anyone has experience with the Old Man Emu Dakar heavy load leaf springs and how much they help with towing and alter any off-road capabilities. I know it would make the back stiffer but I was gonna upgrade my whole truck to bilstein 8112s at the same time and just wanted to know if anyone else has opinions/experience with either of these or if the old man emus would even be necessary.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    Motomandan

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    I have the HD rear springs and the OME Nitrocharger shocks. It rides great. I tow my boat and also my side by side. I have ridden in the same setup with the 8112s and the
    Nitrochargers are a much better ride towing or empty. I have lots of professional experience with motorcycle suspension work. Matching spring rates with shock valving rates are very important. OME is from Australia they do a lot of hardcore offroad and know what works day after day, all about "GO" not just "Show.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2021 at 11:27 AM
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    Motomandan

    Motomandan Well-Known Member

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  4. Nov 25, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    philth

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    Same could be said about Yemen.

    Zero ‘show’ though, if that’s what you’re after.
     
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