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Squeaky Dakars : Any advice from others with the Dakars ?

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

  1. Jun 8, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    Why's that?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    Just thinking about the squeak. Think I will do Oz's pond liner mod first.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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    Ah okay. Yea hardened spring steel would be best with carbide, but cobalt should be able to due it also I would think
     
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  4. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:24 PM
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    May go with the pond liner first. Would actually like it to be a once and done deal though.
    I think Rob had his leafs drilled out. @mach1man001 ??
     
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  5. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:35 PM
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    Let me know what you want to do
     
  6. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Think I will start simple first. Would just hate to have to rip the pack off if I wanted to drill it though.
    Let me research a bit more.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Let me know Doc!
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    You dah best Drew!
    So glad you are patient with my crazy shit.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    No worries, I know how it goes
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    I know you'd be the guy that would know how to do this too.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    I do it every day at work lol
     
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  12. Jun 8, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    :thumbsup: what I was thinking.
     
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  13. Jun 8, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    Drilling the leafs was pretty simple, I did mine with a cordless drill, and an extra set of hands to apply the oil to the bit and hold the leaf steady. I like the idea of having a spring shop do it like ? mentioned. I spent close to $30 on the 2 bits it took, though 1 would of worked if my buddy didn't burn it up. I don't know if the pads are any better then the other fixes, but it isn't any harder to do. If your leafs aren't installed yet I say drill them, like you said, you don't want to pull them back out later
     
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  14. Jun 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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    Machining all day, everyday
     
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    I just caught up on this thread. Mine made noise like a m****f**** for first six months. I cleaned them and sprayed with every type of lube known to man. Since then I have not had any problems. I have not had any noise from them in over 3 years
     
  16. Jun 9, 2016 at 5:21 AM
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    Yes, actually had them punched out at a spring shop
     
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    I'm ordering Delrin channel liners (have lip) from www.eatondetroitspring.com, my Dakars are in the mail to me. Gonna prefurbish... According to the folks at Eaton DS, they've seen the springs wear out long before the liners, Delrin is the shizzle. They vary from 0.03 to 0.06 in thickness, I figure probably 0.04 for the 2 1/2's (if that's the right size). I will be removing the long overload for 1/2" less lift & additional space. I plan on running them the entire length of the springs, but without the springs here to measure I don't know for sure:
    1. What is the width of the Dakar springs?
    2. How many feet to do 4 of the 5 top springs (Don't need to do top or remaining overload)?
     
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    Why doesn't ARB add pucks to the leafs to get rid of the squeak?
     
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    After speaking to a tech at ARB USA a couple weeks back, it's my understanding that they might be doing just that. He had told me that they will soon be implementing a design change.
     
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    C-Clamp or placing a flat piece of wood(2x4) over it and hitting the other side with a hammer might just do the trick.
     
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