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OME BP-51 Install Report and Height Adjustment

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WILDPEAK, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Aug 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM
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    Hmm... I was thinking it was the leafs, but can't find where they are binding up to cause the noise. I recently swapped out the ARB U-bolts to the Timbren flip kit. As I'm typing this, I realized you don't mean the U-bolts. You are talking about the spring retainers that have the little emu on them. I'll check them out and see if that's what it is. I just don't want it to be something that's going to leave me stranded.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    Tuned, geared, armored, BP51s...

    I'm looking for Bumpstops myself... Are you happy with yours? What sizes did you get?
    I was checking these out
    https://state48overland.com/collect...ts/3rd-gen-toyota-tacoma-front-durobumps-2016
    https://state48overland.com/collections/durobumps/products/toyota-tacoma-rear-durobumps

    Edit: Now that i'm digging deeper, the Timbren kit's look pretty killer
     
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    I should have gone timbren a LONG time ago... LOVE LOVE them... and they makes a distinct whistle when stuffed on the rocks... idk why its kinda satisfying in a weird way... Same goes for wheelers bumps up front... a killer combo in my opinion.
     
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    Question here, I have had the BP 51 kit set up for a year. The Dakars are squeaking like crazy still. Lubed them, put in the spacers, took them to Cruiser Outfitteres here in SLC (State Automotive) and they couldn't figure it out.

    Any suggestions? Is it possible the leaf pack is defective?

    Also, what preload settings are you guys running stock that you like for ride quality/to fix taco lean?
     
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    Motorkote works really well for silencing the springs. Spraying it on the spring isolators.

    Another option, ARB has a new leaf pack out that replaces this one. If you are under warranty, they should replace them for free. I don't have the new ones, but it might help.

    I'm running 15mm preload but am not stock at all. I also have a 1/4" spacer on the lean side.
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    Thanks Rooster! I love your build, which leaf pack do you have?
     
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    Thanks, I have the older version HD pack. I did remove the 3rd leaf to make it a medium pack though. Was super squeaky but added motorkote and my problems went away. Had a weekend of hard wheeling through mud, water and fine sand and the squeaks came back. Haven't sprayed them again with the coating. But before the wheeling trip, it had been going strong for months.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    I called them and they told me about the new pack though. I'm still under warranty and am considering giving this new pack a try. I've just been busy/lazy and haven't done it yet.
     
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    15mm seems awfully low. I think mine came shipped at 20mm from headstrong off-road
    I too did the 1/4" spacer driver's side
     
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    originally they were sent out at 20mm but that was meant for a full ARB bumper and a winch. They realized most people didn’t have this and started sending them out set at 5mm (no weight) I have a victory bumper and winch (lighter than the arb bumper) and went with 15mm preload.
     
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    I second the MotorKote All-purpose spray. It’s great!
     
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    So update here I contacted arb they have great customer service. They are going to send me a full new leaf pack. I will report on the updates soon as I have it!
     
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    Ha! Same here. Mine will be in this Friday. Hoping they are better.
     
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    Haha awesome! Question for you rooster, did you have any issues installing your spacer with the amount of thread on the bolts for your coil overs? Headstromg had said that people sometimes run into issues with it.

    here’s my ride height now with my first try measuring-full transparency I am a bit of an idiot with technical stuff. Measured from center hub to bottom of fender:

    • Passenger Rear-23.875 Inches
    • Driver Rear-23.0625 Inches
    • Driver Front 21.5625 Inches
    • Passenger Front-22.625 Inches
    I also tried to measure the coilover pre-set-converting from inches to MM
    Passenger-15.875
    Driver-12.7
     
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    I didn't have any issues with the spacers. The 1/4" spacers have plenty of room on the threads. I think the 1/2" ones require new/longer studs. Know that whatever you add pre-load or spacer wise doubles your height. Example: if you add a 1/4" spacer, it will give you 1/2" additional height. I have the 1/4" spacer on both sides of my truck right now and preload set at 15mm. Along with HD springs with the 3rd spring removed making them a medium duty spring.

    I'm sitting at (last time I checked):

    23" in the front
    24.25" in the rear

    That's with a Victory steel bumper, come up 9500 winch, sliders, pro aluminum skid, roof rack with maxtrax and plano box full of recovery gear and a DB bed cover. For reference.

    I believe that is 1.5" of lift from the coilovers and 1/2" from the spacer up front. But I have plenty of travel and do not bottom or top out. I could probably go up to 20mm if I need/want to.
     
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    You can go to just shy of 32mm without any preload issues... :thumbsup:
     
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    Tuned, geared, armored, BP51s...
    Yep, i'm at 30mm driver and 27mm pass
    i also have a 1/4" spacer driver side and 2x g35 AGM's
     
  20. Nov 13, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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    The dual AGM's... I love em, but GAWD they are porky lol
     
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