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OME Dakar question...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Qball 16, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Aug 19, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    Qball 16

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    I'm in the process of installing a full OME suspension package in my 2011 Taco, and have a question about the Dakar leaf spring packs.

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    Now, I'm pretty sure I understand what the arrows mean ;) but I have no idea what's up with the "I" or "L" on the bottom spring or the "O" on the top spring in the picture above. Any help???



    Here's the part numbers for reference:

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  2. Aug 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    JJ Customs

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    O means the spring is slightly over spec and the - means slightly under spec. Use the O spring on the drivers side to combat leaning due to battery weight and fuel tank.
     
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    The zero is at spec and the “-“ is slightly below spec, so put the zero on the drivers side and the minus on the passenger side.
     
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    doorsidedown

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    I believe above spec would be a +
     
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  5. Aug 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    Pigpen

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    There are 3 ratings for these springs: +, 0, -

    0 means they are in spec. + means they are a little higher rate than spec. - means they are a little lower rate than spec.

    Put the 0 pack on your driver side, and the - pack on the passenger side to help balance out your Tacoma lean.
     
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  6. Aug 19, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    That makes perfect sense, thanks all!!!
     
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  7. Aug 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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  8. Aug 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    My HD kit showed up with 0 on both packs. It hasn't settled a bit, and I drive around with about 500 pounds in the back at all times. If I ever break into the rear end, I'll pull out the second overload - it's a 1/2" thick piece of steel that doesn't need to be in there. I wouldn't mind bringing the rear down 1/2".
     

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