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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

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

  1. May 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    09tacorunner

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    headstrongoffroad.com has Light Racing UCAs for $375. If you need them that is...
     
  2. May 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    For those of you wondering what the Dakars can handle it's a lot.
    This is 126 25lb retaining wall blocks 3,150lbs (1 1/2" from bump stops). Load is not centered over axle or all the way forward in bed. The truck would have gone a lot less Bro if I had loaded it all the way forward.
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    This is 48 25lb retaining wall blocks 1,200lbs centered over axle (3 1/2" from bump stops). Rides is a lot better with the 1,200lbs than it was with 3,150lbs. The front was a little light with the 3,150lbs.
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  3. May 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    I am confused by your question, are you talking about the UCA hitting the coils or the tire rubbing the UCA?
     
  4. May 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Not on a Gen 3.
     
  5. May 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    Are you not just resting on the bumps?

    They are not handling the load if on the bumps. If they are off the bumps that pretty impressive.
     
  6. May 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    That's stupid
     
  7. May 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    I wasn't sure ether.
    If you ment run I have 885s with stock UCAs. Castor not quite in spec but it drives fine.
    If you ment rub they don't rub my coils.
    Tire rub on UCAs would be a tire size/wheel BS issue.
     
  8. May 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    With 3150lbs 1 1/2" off bumps.
    With 1200lbs 3 1/2" off bumps.
     
  9. May 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Thanks for the real world results, but I'd rather no one found the limits like that. If you need to move this kind of weight, try to use a trailer. It's easier to load, better on the truck, and rental fees are usually low. Glad it seems to have worked out for you this time.

    Aside from any other concerns, if the load had shifted, a block could easily damage your shell.
     
  10. May 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    I read the threads on the OME 883-886 springs, lift etc. What I'm wondering is this.
    For a 2.7L reg cab 4wd (quite light) what height gain would be had if a gen2 (yes, Gen2, not 1) Tacoma front end stock, had an OME 880 spring put on. Bad idea? maybe .5" lift no prob? All I see different is stock is 355mm, 880's are 365mm.

    I'm just curious since I debating some tire clearance/slight leveling for tires that aren't rubbing now. I'm just pondering this instead of putting the 5100's I have at .8". Fwiw I wont be doing a 1"+ lift, just kicking around some ideas.
     
  11. May 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    Lift installed yesterday. Full 3" with Dakars. Alignment tomorrow hopefully. More functional (Avid Light bar/Step Rails) and cosmetic (debadging/blacking chrome etc) to come.

    Thanks for all the advice/hints! Took my friend and I a little over 11 hours.

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  12. May 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    hey guys i got a question for ya. I just bought some 5100's and OME 885's and the wheelers 2" AAL for the rear. should i be safe and buy new bump stop or will i be okay?
     
  13. May 5, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Truck looks great! Nice job! :thumbsup:
     
  14. May 6, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    No, I'm saying that they don't rub on my Gen 3. No idea what year the truck in question is.
     
  15. May 6, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    I had 1000lbs of sand in the back and the Dakars didn't flinch... Actually rode pretty nice. I wouldn't hesitate to haul a ton of stone or fill if I had to.
     
  16. May 6, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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  17. May 6, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    Thanks! I'm real happy with the way it turned out. Alignment won't happen till Wednesday though :-\
     
  18. May 8, 2013 at 5:06 AM
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    Wow!
    Got my installation completed yesterday. Took a while with some unforseen delays. No biggie. I am impressed with the lift and ride. Not too agressive by any means. Toyota wake up and start making trucks that can do what trucks do!
    I'm not off work again til this weekend and will post pics and measurements at that time.

    My old leafs were shot, drivers side rear strut blown with melted plastic cover-might have been overheated from the off-road miles I put on it.

    Bwahahahahahaha TOYOTA factory suspension(served me well for many miles but not built to handle too much)
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    p.s.
    I've had some oat soda.
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  19. May 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    Back to empty, now at 4 3/4" from bump stops.
     
  20. May 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    You have stock bumps ?
     
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