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Old man emu leaf packs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Larryhall, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Jun 7, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    Larryhall

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    I just currently had Old Man EMU leaf packs installed on my 2003 Toyota Tacoma sr5 4x4. I’ve been told that they were installed incorrectly cause the (+) was on passenger side and the (0) was on drivers side. Are they installed incorrectly?
     
  2. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    This. However if measurements are equal on both sides then you are fine
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Yeah. I measured to the fender and it’s equal.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    The drivers side does read a 1/4” lower though. Do you recommend I change them?
     
  5. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Personally I would. That would eat at me like cancer.
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    I wouldn’t. Both of mine are + leafs
     
  7. Jun 7, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    As mentioned, + is supposed to be on the driver side due to the added weight however, the leaf pack is supposed to be side specific (noted by the letters at the end).

    I went ahead and ignored the + and o and instead put them on their respective side; can't tell if I have lean.

    If it bothers you, switch them out. Easy job.
     
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  9. Jun 7, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    My Tacoma is a 2003. There’s no more than a 1/4” lean on the drivers side. I do have the (+) on the passenger side. Maybe I’m good.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    To my knowledge +, 0, and - are OME quality control marks. + is a bit stiffer or taller than specified, 0 would be right on, and - is a bit low, but all within acceptable ranges.

    The springs are still side specific. For example the “A” or drivers side, with a - should still be on the drivers side even if the passenger is +.

    if your truck has a tiny lean, move your gear to the passenger side of the bed. Also make sure you measure on a totally level area. My driveway creates a lean just because the driver side is downhill a tiny bit. On a level surface it’s closer. I don’t care if it’s perfect
     
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  11. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    I have + on the passenger side. My gas tank is on the drivers side. I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma sr5. Are my leaf springs installed correctly?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2020 at 7:50 PM
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    Look at the part numbers, not the + or -
     
  13. Jun 7, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    + = slightly over spec
    - = slightly under spec
    0 = spec

    Neither + or - is enough out of spec to be considered unusable, driver/passenger can carry any of these indicators, however it is typical for a + to be used for drivers side to help with lean.

    The indicator of which side the pack goes is going to be either an A or a B at the end of the part number.

    A= driver
    B= passenger
     
  14. Dec 1, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    What is the appropriate bushing for these springs?
     
  15. Dec 1, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    SB88 if you're using the greasable shackles, and the SB89 if you're reusing the stock shackles.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    otis24

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    It would be great if OME replaced the O an + with arrows pointing left and right in addition to the arrows pointing forward.

    Is it just me or does this seam kinda obvious?
     

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