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Which leaf to remove on dakars

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jeffrow20111, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Feb 7, 2017 at 5:56 AM
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    Jeffrow20111

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    I removed the third one down. Made the truck ride a whole lot better and took out some rake.
     
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    If the truck bed will pretty much always be empty, remove the 3rd leaf down. If you carry some weight in the bed most of the time, remove the big overload.

    Full disclosure: I left all of the leaves in mine and added the OME AAL to the pack.
     
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    I will be looking to do this at some point
     
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  5. Feb 7, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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    I have this quote"The OME pack will provide approx. 2.75”-3” of rear lift. If the lift is too much for you or the ride seems too stiff you can remove the 3rd leaf. Doing so will decrease the spring rate by 15% and the overall lift height by 15mm. You can also remove the long overload and that will decrease the lift height by ½” but not affect the spring rate." from Marie at HS OR in my email.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    Sweet thanks. Seems like the 3rd one down is the one to remove.
     
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    How do they ride with all the leafs on? Just wondering if it will be too stiff or not. I did buy Fox 2.0's for the rear with resis.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    Mine are paired with bilstein 5160s but it rides great! way better ride than it ever was stock......i do however have the weight of a cap back there.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM
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    Did you get extended brake lines?
     
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    does anyone know what the spring rate is for the Dakars, as is?

    @HeadStrong Off-Road :boink:
     
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    Nope
     
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    In talking to ARB they say that it increases capacity but you should still follow Toyota guidelines as far as payload etc.

    Here is the information taken right from their spec guide:

    Part #: cs047r

    Stack Height (mm): 57

    # of leaves: 5+2

    Eye Diameter F/R : 40/40

    Weight (kg): 32.4

    Primary free camber (mm): 207

    spring rate:
    lbf/in: 182/392
    n/mm: 32/69
     
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    I'm assuming taking off the 3rd leaf down from the top where the bushings go?
     
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    If the overall rear height is too much for you or the ride seems too stiff you can remove the 3rd leaf. Doing so will decrease the spring rate by 15% and the overall height by 15mm. You can also remove the long overload and that will decrease the lift height by ½” but not affect the spring rate.
     
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    thanks.
     
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    Depends on your build imo. If you're just going to use it light and do some road trips. Would probably recommend taking the overload out. If you're looking for height and basic appearance I guess 3rd leaf? I don't know I've got the full pack plus the AAL.
     
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    This is a very helpful thread:thumbsup:
     
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    Quoted for reference.

    I'm going with 5100s and HS 2" springs in front. I wondered if Dakars would be too much rake. Removing the 3rd leaf sounds like the ticket for my rig.
     
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