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Rear Leaf Bushings Suggestions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dviz4x4, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Oct 24, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    dviz4x4

    dviz4x4 [OP] Active Member

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    Hi,

    I'm somewhat new to lifts and modifying suspension, but I'm currently in the process of replacing my leaf springs and I've decided to go with OME EL112R the heavy duty ones since I'm not going to be doing baja-type driving and still would like to tow.
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/arb-old-man-emu-leaf-spring-heavy-load-el112r/_/R-BHWQ-EL112R

    It took me a while to figure out all of the different options but now I'm a little stuck seeing all of the options for bushings to use with it:
    https://www.4wheelparts.com/b/suspension/leaf-spring-bushings-pads/_/N-cm5id

    So my first question is, can someone explain the different bushings to me? For example, what's the difference between OMESB108 and OMESB30? Or Energy Suspension gives values like 1.2101R or 4.2102G for their bushings. My first thought is it can only do with the stiffness of it but I'm still not certain.

    Also, If it has to do with a performance aspect, can you give an example of where one would be better than another (perhaps in the towing or offroad context)?

    Finally, can you make a recommendation on a bushing kit to order with the EL112R leaf springs (preferably OME, but doesn't have to be).

    I appreciate any help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2020
  2. Apr 17, 2024 at 11:58 AM
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    SIK99Tacoma

    SIK99Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    Fox 2.0 IFP front (at 2") Fox 2.0 DSC resi rear ICON RXT stage 2 (~2.5") energy suspension front and GM rear larger bumps Kicker Key 200.4 with DS18 tweeters
    dang. I am in the exact same boat and though I would get a perfect answer only to find your crickets.

    what did you end up going with? any regrets or changes you would have gone with now that its 4 years later?
    how have the leaf pack held up?

    Im pairing with adjustable for 2.0 resi
     
  3. Apr 17, 2024 at 1:53 PM
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    FYI - the original poster (OP) hasn't been on the site since 2021 so you probably aren't going to hear back from them.

    I don't have OME leafs so can't speak from experience, but when I was shopping leaf packs there were lots of reports of that brand having bad squeaking. Not sure it ever got solved, but if you haven't ordered the OME leafs yet you may want to reconsider.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site:tacomaworld.com+ome+squeaks

    Lots of other options available out there that don't squeak. Alcan, Deavers, Dobinsons, Archive, etc.
     
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  4. Apr 17, 2024 at 9:07 PM
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    How can you tell they haven't been on in that long? Just from their last post? Would be good info to have. All the questions I'm having on my newly acquired taco have been part way answered but 2-5 years ago

     
  5. Apr 17, 2024 at 11:02 PM
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    If you click on the person's username, you'll get a popup that looks like the one below. See the bottom line - shows when the person was last here on the site.

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