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OME - take out the add a leaf?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ontarioyota, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    ontarioyota

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    I have had my OME kit on for over 3 months now carrying a 300-400 lb load in the bed in hopes of settling the rear.

    881's front with new dakar pacs in the rear with the D6XL AAL installed as well.

    The rear was too high with the AAL....thought she would settle but took the load off yesterday and she came up 1.5 inches in the rear....no settling at all.

    Pic with load....I like this stance and nice ride!

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    Pic with no load.....too high and choppy ride

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    Want to take out the AAL ....would this be a wise choice....would it go down 1.5 inches in the rear after AAL removal?

    I can always put them back in a few years down the road if she starts to sag.

    Thanks for any opinions or advice!!
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Do you mean the overload ? or did you get an additional OME AAL ?
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    Yes I did install an additional OME AAL as I really work the little truck....so thats what I am thinking of taking out...thanks OZ
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    Sorry , just reread your OP , missed that somehow the first time .

    By all means take it out and see how it goes .
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Thanks for the advice OZ
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    It's better in my opinion to keep the leaf and have the added capacity versus removing it for a better ride/looks.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Yes I do agree with you on this point....just getting tired of lugging around the load in the bed (patio stones) ...tough on MPG and the 2.7 is way more peppy with no load

    I am just trying to decide what to do at this point....the load is sure nice when the roads are snow covered!
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Not if you don't need it
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks OZ....this is where I am torn on the decision.....

    And I can always put the AAL back in down the road when needed

    Then again I have an O6 Tundra that rides like a camry for the long hauls....buy I tend to always be in my Taco.....

    Appreciate all the opinions...keep them comming!
     
  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Just take it out , use your truck as you normally would , if the regular pack is enough for your hauling needs , leave it out .

    If you find the regular pack is insufficient , put it back in .

    Not that big a deal .
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    I don't see why you wouldn't just leave it. It makes it a better truck, not a car.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    By that logic , why not add 5 or 6 more ?
     
  13. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    take it out
     
  14. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    That becomes impractical; this does little to change the overall truck - it does however make it practically more capable. The AAL is already there, and taking it out would decrease the haul/load performance, which is what a truck is for. If you wanted 5 or 6 more, get a one ton.
     
  15. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    for the OP, the AAL is impractical.:rolleyes:
     
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  17. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    He says it's too high, and it's choppy. Bad reasons to own a truck. If you want a smooth ride, get a car.

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  18. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    He's already got a more capable than stock truck by adding the Dakars , but finds the ride too stiff .

    Removing the AAL may leave him with a truck more capable than he needs and also improve the ride .

    The OME AAL are meant for vehicles carrying extra weight all the time .
     
  19. Feb 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Then don't own a truck.
     
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