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ride differences in OME dakar and flattened out Stockers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ComaTosin, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    ComaTosin

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    as we know by now - I have 2" blocks under my non TSB rear leaf springs. they are flattened out - completely. What differences would i notice in ride if i changed to the Dakar springs? I would like something that rides smoother and soaks up the bumps a bit more. Is the fact that these are flat inhibit them from performing entirely? or can they still perform by creating a negative arch?
    thanks.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The springs on the Tacoma are pretty close to being flat. Give better flex off road. If you swap out to the Dakar springs, it would be a little more firm on the raod, and depending on the shocks you used, it would handel better off road.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    that is what i was htinking. I hoped to get something that was a bit more cushy on the road - that would be Alcan i guess but i also want to be able to haul the bike with more stability.
    I guess I can not have it all. decisions decisions......
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Alcans are going to be the same as the Dakars.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    thought they provided a softer ride but decreased ability to haul......
     
  6. Feb 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    They decrease the ability to haul because they eliminate the overload leaf. That lets them flex a little more when off roading.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    you think dakars with proper OME shocks would be an improved ride over flat springs/block and over extended TD Billy's? Trying to figure out what to expect for the money. i am okay with spending the money but only if it will be noticable improved. I am only moderately impressed with the difference in the toytec C/O and TC UCA compared to the daystar Urethane spacer. Goes without saying that I am only intown right now - no off roading since the new components in the front.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    I think it would be.
     
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