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Rivets on bottom of Dakar leaf spring pack help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacomaESQ, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    Hey guys. I'm in the middle of a Dakar leaf spring install and I realized that one of the rivets holding the rear most collar has snapped or or missing or whatever. I don't think it's smart to keep going ahead, but at this point I'm all in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to upload pics.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    So is the spring retainer loose ?
     
  3. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM
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    Dakar shackle

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  4. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM
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    Yes it is. I can slide it up and down the length of the leaf
     
  5. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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    Another pic

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  6. Feb 28, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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    Hmm , that sucks

    With the retainer on there loose it could wedge on to the leafs and restrict flex and removing it can allow the leafs to misalign

    I think you are going to need to take the pack apart to fix that too
     
  7. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    Is there a way to fix it? I don't see how I can take it apart without busting all the other riverts.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    So they were shipped that way?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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    I haven't seen the bottom rivet / bolt sheared off before

    You can actually take the leaf packs apart , that's how you installl the d29xl AAL
     
  10. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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    Yeah unfortunately. Either was shipped that way or broke during shipping. I'm pretty upset about this. Got them delivered yesterday and was really looking forward to getting it all set for the tires and wheels that are going on Thursday.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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    So if I took them apart then what? Put a bolt through or something?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:04 PM
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    Did you receive it with the head of the rivet broken off? Contact the vendor you got them through for their suggestion on it.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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    Get a new pack sent out and / or contact ARB USA technical support
     
  14. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    Yeah I recieved it that way but didn't notice until I was getting them prepped for install. I have full faith in the vendor. Tried calling but they aren't open today. Ill try messaging him.
     
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    IF the vendor can't help, press the rivet out completely, and find a bolt that has a shank the same size as the rivet. Get one that is grade 8, and has a smooth shank (space between the threads and the head of the bolt) that as close to the thickness of the spring pack as to try not to have threads inside the hole. Use loctite and tighten the nut down, then trim the bolt down.
    But be sure to contact whoever you got them from first.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    Wouldn't that essentially jam the 1/4"(approx) thickness of the bolt head in between the two adjoining leafs ?
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Looks like everyone is closed for the weekend. I'm gonna have to try to drill it out and go grade 8. If anyone else has suggestions, I'm all ears.
     
  18. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    Ok maybe I won't try the grade 8 haha. I'm pretty bummed about this. Was super excited to put it all in and now this roadblock. I just need to figure out of there is a way to fix it, or if I should start putting the old ones back in.

     
  19. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    What if I tried welding the bottom of the shackle? Will heat damage the springs?
     
  20. Feb 28, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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    My question would be , if you weld something to them and that doesn't work , will the vendor still take them back
     

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