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Old Man Emu leafs for the wierd yers of 95.5-97

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Beeson, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Beeson

    Beeson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    33" Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 15" Unique Steelie rims, Allpro wheel spacers, Heavy Old Man Emu coils, struts, shocks, leaf springs, Daystar 1" spacer, Camburg UCAs, 1" diff drop, NO sway bar, Allpro sliders, Allpro Rear bumper, Bushwacker fender flares, Tire Gate with spare, ARB Deluxe bumper with Hella 700s and 100w bulbs, 100w lights under frame pointed at tires, 50w lights on bumper for reverse, K&N Drycharger with cover, Flowmaster cat-back with custom 2-out exhast, DeeZee tool box, Huskey Liners, 5% window tint, JVC iPhone/CB compatable deck, Bazooka sub, sony speakers, Uniden CB w/4 ft. anntenna, Dixie Horn.
    So I have had my OME suspension all around put on by 4-wheel parts, which was a horrible experience (wouldn't recommend the Lynnwood, WA site), they really don't know much about this lift there and I had to go in twice before I had them put it on and try and help them figure out what the proper leaf springs are to put on my 1996 Taco. I beleive 95.5-97 Tacos have a longer (or shorter, I don't remember) leaf spring thean the rest up to 2004 and I knowinfg this, I wanted to make sure they got it right. Well, they still got it wrong. Apparently ARB gave them the wrong part number. Now I am running around on leaf springs that are way too long (maxing out my shackles) and they are supposedly "working with" ARB to figure out the rigth ones and I always have to call for an update even though they say they'll call me. Basically I was wondering if anyone happened to know they correct ones (I mean part numbers if possible), because this is eternally frusterating, haha.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    STLharry

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    '95-'97 camouflaged, ARB bull bar, RAT Products skid plate kit, sliders, Green Mountain Customs rear tube bumper and overland bed rack, King coilovers with Icon neoprene covers, defenestrated sway bar, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs + AAL/5125 shocks/NWOR greasable hardware/U-bolt flip kit; S13WL Tundra calipers/pads/rotors, IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W lights, clapped out CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor, Superwinch S9000 with 12V Guy clock switch, 4' Hi-Lift, deckplate mod/grey wire mod/dif breather extensions, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, boat cupholder, Dakine bike pad
    Yeah, 95.5-97 have shorter springs than all other 1st gen tacos. They are actually pickup springs. I bought OME suspension for my 96 and stripped it back off when it was recalled, so I have 2 OME pickup leafs lying around if you want them cheap (on my truck for less than a year).
    Part no: CS019R (same spring on both sides, unlike the other 1st gens)

    ARB also does not make shackles for these springs. I called my local dealer to confirm, who in turn called ARB and there are not OME greaseable shackles for the kit.
    Instead, I got my greaseable shackles from Northwest Offroad Specialities.

    Hope this helped
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Beeson

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    Yeah, it's weird because those are the part no. springs I have but they are too long and they are using ARB shackles on my truck right now, but these things are MAXED out and point out towards the back of the truck, rather than being at 45 degree angle. BTW 4 wheel parts was supposed to call me back before 12:00 AGAIN today just like everyday they say (actually it's this one guy) and it's now 3:00.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    toycar18

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  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    STLharry

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    I can sell you mine...they came off a 1996 Tacoma so I KNOW that they work. They will also be much cheaper than new ones and are in very good condition.
    Just said that the springs on those toyotas are pickup springs, which ARB makes. Part number is CS019R for both. I had them on my 96 and it worked great.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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    mr.pink

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    There is no possible way you still have those springs lying around no?:confused::confused:
     
  7. Dec 1, 2014 at 12:36 AM
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    jkulysses

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    Wow, That post was over 4 years ago! Way to revive a dead thread. :D
     
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