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Which leaf to remove from OME Dakar leaf pack

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoma725, May 19, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    I about a 2 inch lift on the from and am hoping to get my OME leafs on clean the first shot. Anyone have any suggestions on which leaf(s) or overload springs to remove? Also apart from the two smaller retaining clips on the top three leafs, there is a larger clip over 5 of the 6 leaf/overloads springs, what do i do with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    Just tackled this today with the help of 4wd(Doug). If the first gen dakars are anything like the second gen, then you can only remove the longer overload. As the larger retaining clip is attached to the shorter(bottom) overload.

    So, undo the retaining clips, unbolt the center pin, and remove the longer overload. put everything back together and you should be good to go. Hope this helps
     
  3. May 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    Yeah that helps. Also do you know if my existing shocks will work still? Their fairly new and i don't want to replace them yet if i don't need to. They are just generic autostore shocks that fit factory, seemed to work ok with my last pack that had an AAL but was sagging.
     
  4. May 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Depends on what the extended and collapsed length are for your shocks. Im sure there are others out there running dakars on a first gen that will chime in.
     
  5. May 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    Depends, whatcha runnin' now ??
     
  6. May 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    Actually on the 2nd Gens , ARB recommends removing the third leaf down from the top , not the overload(s)
     
  7. May 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    Well, I didn't want to effect the ride, just loose a little bit of rake that I had. Plus, no more squeaking :yay:
     
  8. May 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Maybe silly question but: why are you removing leafs from the pack? Is is just to drop the lift height a little?
     
  9. May 20, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Just one of the overloads. Dakars have two. And yes, just for ride heigth.
     
  10. May 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Interesting

    My Dakar squeak has always originated where the leafs wrap the front hanger and there is no isolator
     
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    Probably dirt,small pebbles, midgets, etc;.. you'd be amazed at what works their way between leafs
     
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    How much height to you lose by removing an overload?
    I'm having Dakars installed today and trying to figure out if it's going to look ridiculous with the front setup I have. 5100's @1.75
     
  13. May 4, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    ^ currious myself. Ill have to take one out when I do the shackle flip. Anyone done this recently?

    Bump the old thread!
     
  14. May 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    However thick the overload is. 5/8? 3/4? Not sure
     
  15. May 4, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    This

    You would lose the thickness of the overload , approx 5/8"
     
  16. May 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    Your dakars still squeaking on ya a little?
     
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    Since I did my EPDM strips , they only squeak when it's dry and they get covered in fine dirt or grit , hosing them out clears that up
     
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