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Squeaky Dakars : Any advice from others with the Dakars ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by OZ-T, May 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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    PAlittlematty

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    Oz they were probably using a roof flashing. We use a lot of firestone products and they make various sizes of flashings that just require a clean surface with their primer scrubbed on then peel the paper backing off and stick the flashing.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    http://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/Rubber-1MYJ4
     
  3. Apr 28, 2014 at 4:42 PM
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    Hmmm never knew it was sold like that. Thanks for the heads up
     
  4. May 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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    Are there torque specifications for the bolts on the Dakar Leaf pack?
    Meaning, do I need to torque the bolt that goes on the center pin down or any other bolt on the leaf pack?

    I'm trying to have everything all ready & tightened up for install day
     
  5. May 3, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    The Factory Service Manual doesn't list a torque spec for the center bolt, and I haven't seen a published one for the OME part. I used 30ft/lbs and called it good.
     
  6. May 4, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    Fixed mine yesterday thanks OZ Took it for a long drive today and silence.
     
  7. May 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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  8. May 4, 2014 at 10:09 PM
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    xaqori I need gas money

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    Funny. Every time my Dakars get squeaky, I know it's time to wash my truck. I juts hit the Dakars with the spray nozzle and the squeak goes away until it's time for another washing
     
  9. May 4, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    Hahahaha
     
  10. May 9, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    When I tooK my Dakars apart, I noticed that the center pin was bent. I was able to put everything back in place and all but was wondering if this will pose me a problem later down the road. What say you?
     
  11. May 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I would replace it if you haven't installed them yet
     
  12. May 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    On the phone with ARB right now...
     
  13. May 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Waiting with bated breath
     
  14. May 9, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    Have any of y'all put the strips in place with the leaf packs still on the truck?
     
  15. May 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I did
     
  16. May 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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    Any tricks into getting the leafs separated.....mine are pretty damn stiff and nearly impossible to separate...
     
  17. May 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    OZ-T

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

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    I drove a big screwdriver in from each side just ahead or behind of wear I wanted to slide in the EPDM strip
     
  18. May 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    I only got the screwdriver under one leaf....maybe I just need to beat the crap out of it to get it in there.
     
  19. May 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I use a screwdriver from each side , do one leaf at a time , for instance , I pry apart the top leafs , slide the EPDM strip in , centring the strip , release that leaf , seperate the next ones down , slide the tail of the EPDM in from each side , release those ones
     
  20. May 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    You can see how I tucked the bottom here

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