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Ruined Dakar rear leaf?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by asolo, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    asolo

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    So, I happen to be in Dallas and got a good deal on a OME suspension. I loaded it all in the rental and THOUGHT everything looked good. Upon examining one of the rear dakar leafs when I got home I found this:
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    the other side which is normal
    [​IMG]

    I'm so hacked I didn't see this when I picked it up from 4wheelparts. So, should I attempt an exchange or do you think it's okay? I live 350 mi away from the store I picked it up from.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    Or tell them you need some money back....
     
  3. Mar 7, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    Your call on returning it. It looks like the rivet is loose. Or is it a bolt?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    That's not ruined! Are you kidding me?

    Bend it back to where it was or say fuck it and use it how it is. When it's installed it won't even matter.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    yeah, it's a rivet. I wouldnt think it would make much of a difference but thought I would ask.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    It's not loose at all. Just bent.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Like Josh said, I'd bend it back. It's not worth the hassle driving back IMHO.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Bend it back, or grind the rivet off and just remove it all together.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks guys. I'll pound it back with a block and sledge.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    Beat it like it owes you money!!!
     
  11. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    lol. THAT I can do.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Beat it like a rented mule .
     
  13. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Beat it like a red-headed stepchild.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    You guys are crackin me up! Can't wait to get it installed. Seems like it's been ages since i posted my first question about the OME lift on TW
     
  15. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    as long as the center pin is tight and the ubolts are torqued right, those springs are fine.

    You wanna see a set of ruined leaf springs?:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Hey Oz, On a different note: Did you install the CB drop as well as the 3 deg axle shims? I'm trying to figure out the best way to avoid vibes when I install this lift kit. How about the Diff drop?
     
  17. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    I did the OME CB drop , no shims and no diff drop

    I have a slight vibe at 40-45 mph I'm still working on
     
  18. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    Did you drive for a while before doing the CB drop or did you put it on when you did everything else? Just wondering if you had vibes then decided on adding it.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    Added it with the lift
     
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