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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

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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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    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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    I would just go with the Wheelers HD instead of removing the 3rd and overload from a set of Dakars if it were me
     
  5. May 31, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    J4m3z420

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    I am considering doing this. On a DCSB trd off road 4x4 v6. 884 and Dakar with top overload removed and 3 degree shims with OME shocks. Here are my numbers. This is ridiculous I got so much still with top removed...

    Measured today..
    FR: 57cm (22.44in)
    FL: 56cm (22.05in)
    RR: 64.5cm (25.39in)
    RL: 62.3cm (24.53in)

    I still have vibes and I am not impressed with the ride. Close to returning to stock suspension as it was nearly perfect and had no stupid vibes.

    I know a different leaf pack would be better, but at this point I only paid $412 for the Dakars vs $500 for wheelers.
     
  6. May 31, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Removing the overload only drops you the thickness of the overload or about 1/2" , removing the 3rd should drop you an additional 3/4" or so

    The 3 degree shim is also acting like a 3/8" spacer
     
  7. May 31, 2015 at 7:24 PM
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    So your rear pass side has come up an inch since you installed a couple weeks ago? You have a good measuring surface/method? Sure the centre pins are seated well enough without the collars?

    Sucks you're having ride quality issues.
     
  8. May 31, 2015 at 7:38 PM
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    Were they + + ?
     
  9. May 31, 2015 at 8:28 PM
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    + on drive side. O on pass side. Before shims I was..
    RR: 63.5 cm (25in)
    RL: 62cm (24.41in)

    Just seems abnormal compared to numbers in your Dakar measurements thread.

    Will try with 3rd out also and report back.
     
  10. May 31, 2015 at 9:21 PM
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    OZ-T

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    DC average is 24 1/2 for the full pack
     
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