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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

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

  1. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger [OP] Longtime Toyman

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  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    So at 1 3/4" from the stock bumps were you on the Dakar overloads ?
     
  3. FMF

    FMF Well-Known Member

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    Just a few pics of my truck with the OME heavy duty suspension

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    ARB bumper, OME Heavy Duty and winch
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    And how is sits as of yesterday
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    The front is no where near as high as I would have hoped. I think a spacer is needed of maybe something stiffer than 886 upfront. Out back every thing is great! I am thinking of getting the AAL for it. Has any one found a way to stop the squeaking from the rear leafs?
     
  4. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Looks awesome! Nice wheel combination!

    Yeah, mine dropped down in the front with a plate bumper and skid. Thinking spacer as well.
     
  5. la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    There are a lot of threads discussing the squeak. I think the general consensus is clean them and the lube them. I think others have used cut up pieces of bicycle tubes in between them too.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/156353-squeaky-dakars-any-advice-others-dakars.html

    edit: looks like pond liner instead of bicycle tubes
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2013
  6. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger [OP] Longtime Toyman

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  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Didn't that put your leafs into negative arch then ?
     
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    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    thats how my stock leafs are now :(
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    That's common for the shitty Toyota leafs
     
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    That guy's thread is amazingly brilliant
     
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    Noob question. I've gone through this thread and am still not sure of the answer. If I were to have a full OME kit installed (leaf pack, shocks, and springs), what else will I need or is recommend? Thanks!
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Which coils ?
     
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    71 pages of OME talk is a lot. I went with the springs and shocks, no AAL or spacers for a solid 2" of lift. I recommend you install the carrier bearing spacer if you have a DCLB/DCSB. Its not necessary to install a diff drop, but I did for shits and giggles (plus, I dont have any vibes). It's also a good idea to upgrade to a slightly longer brake lines (SS braided are the best). I've read a lot about the Taco lean, but I'm not sure what lifts/lift packages result in that situation. OZ seems to be the OME bible, so hopefully he'll chime in with some advice for ya! Edit: look at there, there he is!
     
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    OME to OZ-T; ATRAC to DavidK
     
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    Low blow Airman Jamie
     
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    Either 883 or 885. Any recommendations? Any idea what type of rake the 883s would create with the Dakars in the rear?
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    How much front lift do you want ?
     
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    i'll let the OME god speak to it, but IIRC 883s arent made for the 05+. i'd go w/ the 885s if you dont plan on adding any significant weight to the front.
     
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