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OME axle shim confusion!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tbaytaco, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    So I just received my complete OME lift kit from toytec, very pumped. But after taking everything out of the boxes I noticed something about the axle shims. Now I may just be confused but either I got the wrong shims or they are a new design. These dont seem to fit over the center pin, unless i completley remove the center pin and sandwich it in between. ANY help would be great!

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  2. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Drill them out.
    EDIT: Nope. Wrong answer. See below.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    You need centre pin collars to extend the pin so the axle shims will work , let me find you the thread
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Literally out of the box and I need to drill them out? They look different than the others I have seen on TW
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Looks like they already have holes

    OP , do the heads of the centre pins fit through the shims ?
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Negative, the center pin itself does, but the head doesnt, it can sit however in machined out groove on top... Hold a sec for pics
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Put a C clamp on the leaf pack , take out the centre pin and reinstall through the axle shim .

    The head needs to stick out below the shim to engage into the rear axle
     
  8. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    As you can see, I was sent extra center pins( not sure why). And you can see if they were installed within the leaf they would work, but dont fit over the bolt pin head.

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  9. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    If I recall correctly - when I tried to use the Toytec shims, I found as you have that the hole was too small so I needed to overdrill the existing hole in the shims for the larger pin assembly on the Dakar leaf pack.

    EDIT - NO - with replacement leaf pack pin provided, use it and add the shim to the leaf pack itself.
     
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    maybe its just me but the shims look different then everyone elses
     
  11. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    ah I C
     
  12. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    I figured that would probably be the solution. Now to make sure I put them in the correct orientation. Thanks
     
  13. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    Ah - but that replacement bolt pin head WILL fit in your spring perch right?

    Oz has the solution for you then. Listen to the Canadian. :)
     
  14. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Yah I guess the fellow canuck is right. Thanks . Ill be most definatly needing your OME install thread. Oh and did you install the carrier bearing drop?
     
  15. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Regular cabs don't have a carrier bearing at all.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Right... Newb here
     
  17. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    Woah I was just looking at your OME DIY.. You have sway bar relocates?? do you need those with the OME. Mine kit didnt include them.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    They are an easy add later if it turns out the sway bar is hitting the spring perch.
     
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