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Question about Dakar springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Iakopa84, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    Iakopa84

    Iakopa84 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have some questions about getting/installing Dakar leaf springs I'm hoping you may be able to help me with! So, I have an '05 DCSB that I need to replace the factory leafs (they're basically an inverted U), and I've heard lots of good things about the Dakar springs - so those are what I want to install.

    First question - if I install them, are they going to raise my truck a bunch? I have a front leveling kit in (so as it sits right now, it's level) - will the springs make me sit front end low?

    Next question - if I replace the factory leafs, will I need to replace the rear shocks? Will the new leaf springs over-extend the shocks?

    Also, this is my shopping list for what I need. Do I have everything? Is there anything on the list I don't need?

    Dakar Leaf Springs

    U Bolts

    Axle Shims Do I need these?

    Driveshaft Bearing Drop Kit Do I need this?

    Thank you for your input and advice! :)
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    yes it will lift, no axle shim, maybe on the cb drop and yes on shocks.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Centre pin collars in case you need to add axle shims

    I got 2 3/4" of lift over my saggy TSB 4 leaf pack
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    Iakopa84

    Iakopa84 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for replies and info!

    Guess I'll plan on getting new rear shocks as well
     
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