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Wheelers 5 pack without the overload??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoMX, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    TacoMX

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    I am considering the wheelers 5 pack for my suspension setup.

    I currently have 1.25'' shackles in the rear that I dont really want to get rid of. So with the wheelers pack w/ the overload and the shackles I would be getting close to 3'' of lift, but I only want about 2''.

    Could removing the overload get me closer to how much lift I want, and will the pack work fine without it?

    I never haul anything in the bed, and I dont tow...so the overload would serve no purpose really.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    I've never heard of anyone doing this, so not sure how sound it would be.

    Have you considered just getting the Dakars?

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm

    $100 less than 5-pack (1.5 in.) Estimate 2.25 lift. Ditch the shackles, get a bitching set of leafs.

    I think I would do this if I were you. Cheaper, better.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I installed a mini leaf pack to mine and the instructions said to discard the overload as I did, thinking back on it I wish I had went ahead and re installed it as you never know when you will need it.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    TacoMX

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    Dakars are made for 98+ tacomas (I have a 97)...I would need to cut off my front and rear springs hangers and move them in order to use dakars...way too much work IMO...and I dont have the resources to weld something like that myself that is going to be critical to the safety of the vehicle.

    I also dont like how Dakars are made in Malaysia...the wheelers/Alcan leaves are made in the USA.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    Ah, I missed that detail. I wasn't aware they didn't make any for models earlier than 98.
     
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