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Old Man Emu setups on 1st gens

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

  1. Jul 12, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    yotadude520

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    Still not sure what you mean by ramming the Dakars...

    Jk!

    I'm not sure how it'll sit with the 880's. You do have a camper shell so I would guess the additional weight would bring it down a little bit!
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    I'm hoping after all mentioned above, the configuration can carry the load proficiently.
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM
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    Yeah most likely originals. I'll put some new boots in and see what happens.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    Post up a picture of your angles if you haven’t
     
  5. Jul 13, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    One of my originals (1999 with 196k) broke after my lift but I think it was just time. My angles are good with 881s and no diff drop. I’m going to replace the CV axle and I think I’ll be good to go.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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    Has anyone had to install axle shims? I noticed a driveline vibration right after I installed Dakars (no AAL). Only notice it from 5mph-25mph and the alignment and tire balance is perfect. Trying to figure this last part out.

    Thanks
     
  7. Jul 13, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    Brake Weight

    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    Boots are a PITA to change. Easy to do but a pain. If you don’t do any serious wheeling just swap axles with most parts house axles and get a lifetime warranty. Whichever you choose, unclip the inside boot of both side and stretch inward on the axle opening the ribs some. You may need to burp some air into it to keep them popped out. Then put a hose clamp or heavy zip tie on them and cinch them down tight. It’ll keep the ribs from rubbing new holes with the increased angles.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2021 at 5:58 PM
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    MedicMutt

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    Yup. Had that exact issue. I used 3° shims and that eliminated it for me.
     
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  9. Jul 13, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    Toytec 3 Degree shim. https://www.toyteclifts.com/tt3ds-solid-axle-degree-shims.html

    Funny enough it helped a ton but then using the diff drop along with it helped more so I run both. I still have some vibes only very slightly to where I notice but I chalk that up to needing new U joints.
     
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    88FAC788-76AC-4B75-BFF3-414288E889B5.jpg Miss the OME setup
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2021 at 5:07 AM
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    Thank you both!
     
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    Update (See above Quote)
    Product Received.
    Wait times added.
     
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    I also have the Toytec 3° shims installed and haven't noticed any vibrations.
     
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    Good to know. Just ordered a set!
     
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    Picked up half a yard of river rock today. Pretty good leaf springs I must say.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2021 at 10:30 PM
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    So basically leave the outer part of the boot alone, and move the inner part closer to the diff?
     
  17. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:04 PM
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    And vice versa on the other boot

    (Don't actually know, just stating based on what I've read. ... I have yet to install my OME kit yet lol)
     
  18. Jul 23, 2021 at 5:26 AM
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    Yes. Leave the biggest side of the boots alone and slide the smaller side down the shaft. Search for "boot mod" in the 1st gen section and it should come up.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    Okay I'll check it out. I'd like to rebuild mine since they're OEM and could save some cash.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    I thought the same thing once upon a time. The Hassel of rebuilding and dealing with THAT grease is greater than the worth to me. Parts house boots are fairly cheap but won’t last. Maybe OEM boots or the special boots out there just for lifted 1st gens would last longer. The lifetime warranty $100+/- axle does it for me. I don’t do any serious off-roading so they last plenty. Run them until it’s puking grease and stick in another one.
    Jack it up, pull wheel, break big nut, 3 bolts for LBJ, swing out of way and have new axle sitting there ready, pop out old and pop in new with minimum fluid leakage. I’ll boot stretch the new one straight out of the box.
     
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