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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Yep, just re-read your post, i missed that the first time. Truck looks awesome!
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    I didn't measure before I started, but with 886's, dakars, and no weight, it's quite high.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    What do your CV angles look like ?
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    I'll see if I can get a pic tomorrow. Not too bad though, but I also did the diff drop. Might have some DS vibration, but without the alignment done yet, I can't be sure.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    I also just put it on yesterday. Thinking it will settle a fair bit.

    But just to check... middle of the toyota emblem to the bottom of the flare, right?
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    Yes , that's correct

    Also for some reason I thought you had 885's
     
  7. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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  8. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Ah. No. Planning on adding a bumper, skids, and a winch. Planned ahead.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    So did I. That's why I got the 885s for my 4Banger.
    Added a 1/4" spacer when I added sliders & skids.
    Might add another when I get my aluminum bumper with reciever mounted winch so I can use it front or rear & so I'm not always carring the extra weight on my front.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    I have searched and searched and I know I've seen it before...

    What adjustment is everyone running with the Light Racing Upper Control arm (UCA)? Currently I have both sides set in line with the control arm. letter D- http://www.spcalignment.net/instructions/25470-INS_WEB.pdf.

    I got my full OME 886's and dakar leafs installed on Saturday. And I'm heading to get an alignment this morning. I'll post some numbers and comments after I get everything fine tuned and get it up to speed.
     
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  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    Same here, D - Neutral, @2.0*
     
  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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    X2
     
  13. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Ok, I don't think I actually did. I think I'm dealing with Settling and uneven spots.

    I tried a few times today, in 5 different locations, and I can't get a consistent reading.

    Front Left: 23.25"-24"
    Front Right: 23.25"-24"

    Rear Left: 24.75"-25"
    Rear Right: 24.25"-25"

    The fronts are different in every single place I measured. Seems to be somewhere around 23.75" more consistently. The rears are 25" pretty much everywhere except my driveway (which has a small amount of slope).
     
  14. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    That sounds right ^
     
  15. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Better
     
  16. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Yeah, I just wish I could get a consistent reading at more than 1 location.

    Of course, it also would have helped if I measured before the lift.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Nobody but Oz has the discipline to measure before tearing into a new project :)
     
  18. Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    Perusing this thread as I have made the decision to replace my stock suspension. My rear leafs are shot. I want to keep the stock UCAs. I need suggestions for purchase and installation in the LA/OC region in socal.

    I currently have a flippac and load it pretty heavy when going camping/offroad/overlanding. Hopefully there will be a Four Wheel Camper in the future. I'm not looking for max lift but rather ability to carry the load.

    I don't want a harsh ride up front. Sounds like some of you have a rougher ride on-road, i.e. speedbumps. Off-road is a smooth ride?

    Thanks.
     
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  19. Apr 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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    Not sure what you would get as far as hight with what you have on your Taco.
    My guess is 885s would get you 2" - 2.5" (I had stock UCAs on mine when it was at 3", not quite in spec for castor but it drove great). You can always add a top plat spacer if needed (after adding sliders -.25" front & rear, a full set of skids -.5" front so I added .25" spacers to regain .5" front lift)
    Dakars somewhere around 2.5" - 3" (I got 3" with my shell before sliders).
     
  20. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    You should be good with the 885s up front. I rode the 886s for a year before I got the plate bumper and skid on, and while the ride was stiffer than stock it really wasn't bad at all. The Dakars will take some real weight and your ride will still be good, a vast improvement over the stock springs.
     
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