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Would this setup work?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taylor, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Oct 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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  2. Oct 20, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    Yeah that setup should work well for example you.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    ive Actually order the same set up besides the add a leaf instead of new leaf springs!
     
  5. Oct 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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  7. Oct 20, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    Hmm.... I don't know if I want to mix and match my shocks. Anyone else have some feedback on this setup here?

    Also, Around how much lift should I start looking at a diff drop?
     
  8. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    I have the Dakar rears and love them. But I did a ubolt flip and rear shock relocation with 10" 5125's
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    It's the setup I'm running and I love it. But it's not a big deal mixing and matching. They should all be valved for the tacomas.

    And diff drops are a waste of coin. They might change your cv angel but a degree or two but it changes your drive shaft angel because the spacers only drop the front of the diff, therefore it makes the pinion stick higher up in the rear.

    But if you have manual hubs like me you don't have to worry about your cvs
     
  10. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    I was about to say... I know it says those leafs give 2 1/4" of lift but if it gives more (expo leafs said 3" lift, I got 3.5-4)-- what I'm getting at is if it gives you more lift you may need longer shocks (Bilstein 5125s). I'd give Toytec a call and double check with them, and give DSM a call to double check as well
     
  11. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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    I got about 2.5" and that's with a shell.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2013 at 3:23 AM
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    It may seem like you got more than 3", but that's because your old spring were sagging and your new ones weren't broken in yet. And expo leafs give 3" of lift over stock when they have continuos weight on them
     
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  14. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:25 AM
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    I'm looking for new leaves entirely. No AAL's here.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2013 at 5:04 AM
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    Well then Dakar or All Pro is the way to go. I got the Dakars and never looked back...
     
  16. Oct 21, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    That would make since to ask at this point. I know from experience that the regular All-Pro's do NOT hold any weight. My brother, who I lived and worked with when he got the AP's, had the regular ones and they would struggle with a bed of carpenters tools, however they would flex like no tomorrow. I had the Expo's on my truck for a minute before we went to Moab last year and I thought they were way too much leaf for my truck. He installed them on his truck with two of the leaves removed and he thought they worked well with his OME 882 and nitros in the front. He also had a 1" extended shackle in the rear. I changed to Dakars and the DX6L extra leaf for the trip to moab and then removed it once I took off the cap and sold it. Now it rides smooth and does well with the 10" 5125 shocks, but could have been the 9" ones.

    That was more like 5 cents.

    Brandon
     
  17. Oct 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    My intended use is to continue using my truck as a truck. I plan on eventually hauling a motorcycle in the future and maybe towing cars for my buddies in the Car club I'm in to and from the track. I also plan on wheeling. Nothing INSANE, but I want to go out and ride some trails from time to time.

    I really want leaves to lift and restore at least stock cargo rating. At this point, I'm sagging terribly with a few people in the bed.
     
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    Consider the expos then, or call alcan, they custom tailor leafs to your needs.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    If you don't carry weight in your bed all the time, a standard spring pack will be fine. If you do have weight all the time, then you'll need a heavier pack. My Alcan 8 leaf pack doesn't sag much, even with 1000lbs in the bed. On the other hand, I need at least 150 lbs in the bed to get the suspension to flex.

    FWIW, BoxRocket has the OME rear setup and seems to like it. My setup was $550 and the OME setup you were looking at was over $150 cheaper. If it works, why get something more expensive?
     
  20. Oct 21, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    Yeah, I've never heard anything bad about the OME springs. I mean, I ALWAYS have my toolbox on the back which is loaded down, but I wouldn't assume it's more than 200-250 pounds.
     
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