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Removing Third and Overload Leaf From OME Dakars?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by splitbolt, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Apr 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    splitbolt

    splitbolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone done this? Specifically, the third from the top leaf and the top overload leaf.
    I'm hoping this will give me about 1-1/2", without affecting spring/load rate too badly.
    I'm thinking, even with those two leafs removed, spring/load rate has to be 'better' than the TSB springs and non-TSB springs.

    Probably going to need:
    -shorter center pins
    -longer than stock u-bolts; OME u-bolts will probably be too long...
    -?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    Have you already bought the Dakars ?
     
  3. Apr 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    splitbolt

    splitbolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100 #24-186711 front shock @ .85", Bilstein 5100 #24-186728 rear shock, Moog steering components (upper & lower balljoints, inner & outer tie rods, swaybar links & bushings), TRD/AFE CAI, debadged, Sockmonkey vinyl, Weathertech floormats, Husky mudguards, Pop & Lock
    I had a complete kit; I never installed it and sold it.
    I received 1 OME Dakar leaf pack as a cosmetic replacement direct from ARB; they didn't want the old one back.
    Toytec will let me buy one leaf pack.
    So basically, the attraction is new leafs for about $250 shipped.
    Otherwise, I think I'd get the Wheeler HD and call it a day.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    I would just go with the Wheelers HD instead of removing the 3rd and overload from a set of Dakars if it were me
     
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