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OME leaf pack extra spring- what shock?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tomesd, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Jun 25, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    tomesd

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    I added an extra OME spring to my leaf pack in anticipation of a topper/rack, rear tire carrier bumper, etc, and the guys at the shop told me that the OME rear shocks that I have (matched to the Dakar pack) are too short and limit down travel- limiting the articulation pretty significantly. That will improve with the weight but it was limited before the added leaf. Anyone have experience with this setup? Different shock ideas?
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  2. Jun 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Are they N182's?
     
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    Bump... I'm also curious because dakar / n182 was what I was going to go with. I thought the OME rear shocks had plenty of travel?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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  5. Jun 25, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Anywho, as Roy and I stated above the N182 IS the longer travel shock to be used for the Dakar pack. OP I am not sure what shock you currently have or are thinking of getting but the N182 is the match for the Dakar pack.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Yes, they are the n182's and I did question the "guy" but he seemed sure of himself even when I mentioned the n182 is what comes with the OME kit. The extra leaf really adds to the rake of the truck (I have 886's on my DC) but I think all the weight I'm adding to the rear will settle it some. I have never had any issues with the rear before.
     
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