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OLD MAN EMU SETUPS ON 1st gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kyle39, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    tymeson

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    Would I need a D43XL add a leaf, buying from headstrong and they come with Dakar already.. the most weight in the back might be a rear bumper in the future but that might be it
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    You might try without the add a leaf first and then go from there. I thought I needed it as well but wheelers off-road advised against it. I have a camper shell, wooden sleeping platform with slide out drawer and tools, and a steel plate bumper on the rear and I’m glad I didn’t get the AAL. Now my suspension is new and hasn’t settled but the AAL would’ve put me way too high in the rear. And I can barely make the rear suspension bounce jumping up and down on the bumper. Just my initial thoughts after installing my setup this weekend.
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  3. Feb 12, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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  4. Feb 12, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Sight, just gonna have to wait.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    Thanks. Tires are 265/75/16. Really wanted 235/85/16 but found these cheap on Craigslist. Here are my measurements before and after install

    Before: driver front 37” pass front: 36 7/8”
    driver rear 35 5/16” pass rear 35 1/2”


    After: driver front 39 1/4” pass front 39 1/4”
    driver rear 39 5/8” pass rear 39 7/8”

    So looks like about 2.25” in the front and a little over 4” in the rear. But my stock suspension was completely shot. You can see that the rear sat 1.5” lower than the front initially.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    Looks great and it's helped seeing your bed setup. I've been back and forth on 880 vs 881 for the kit from Wheelers. I'm in a 2001 access cab, no armor or bumpers but drawers and an aluminum camper are going to go on. I'm running 235/85/16, wasn't planning on lifting but I like the OME kit and my leaf packs are starting to frown.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    Current: OME881's on 5100's (lowest setting), stock rear springs. sits level with the heavy homemade bumper and HF winch. Waiting for better weather to install 883's on the 5100's (lowest still) with JK 10mm trim spacers. then maybe the rear Dakar's I bought will look right. Tires are 31x10.50 R15's


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  8. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    What lift does your current setting give you?
     
  9. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    The bumper and winch made the frontend sag pretty hard. the current setup raised it about 1.75", and it's pretty much just level now. Not good enough for me
     
  10. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Did you have to replace your upper control arms?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    No. it's just about where it was stock sadly.
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    Reason why I'm asking detailed questions is because I just put a topper on and feel that this old 1st gen needs new leaf springs. I could go with the general springs heavy duty set but for the same price I could go with OME/DAKAR rear leafs for almost the same price.

    GSHD = same ride height but strong springs for load, con's are that the quality might not be up there
    OME/DAKAR = so far all reviews say they are worth it, con's the rear end will be raised 2.25 inches, 2 inches if I remove the 2nd/3rd leaf. Will cause me to raise the front as well.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:42 AM
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    General spring gets good reviews around here. I will say that in my own research for a lift setup I read mixed reviews on the height given by the GSHD springs. Some people said they were right about stock height, some people got inches of lift.
     
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  14. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Anybody who ordered from headstrong, how long did it take to get your kit?
     
  15. Feb 14, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    I order most of my lift set up through them, how long did it take? I have no idea honestly, it’s not an issue, customer service is there and free shipping. Give them a call and talk to them about your purchase. Ask questions they have good answers
     
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  16. Feb 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    I've searched a bunch. Anyone know offhand what height bumpstops are best in the rear with OME Dakars and 5100?

    I dont want to bottom out my shocks but not too big where I may lose travel.

    I have one missing stock bumpstop and ordered some Daystars. Hope I didn't get them too big.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Not an issue, I'm very impatient :playball:
    It says it should be here tomorrow but there's no activity on UPS. It says ready for UPS
     
  18. Feb 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    Hey, at what lift does it require you to replace the UCA?
     
  19. Feb 19, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    I believe it's at 2 1/2" and higher, but from what I've researched it doesn't hurt to replace them for any lift.
     
  20. Feb 19, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    3" on first gens and 2.5" on second gens I believe.
     
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