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Old 11-23-2019, 01:46 AM   #11
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My new springs are the OME heavy duty jobs. I am not sure they lifted mine over stock at all, but I got junk in my trunk...
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Looks like you got a lot-3 inches or so. Thanks
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Old 11-23-2019, 02:55 AM   #12
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It is three inches, but I came from a position of extreme sag. If you read here you'll find that OME heavy duty springs are for 400kg constant load. That's almost 900#. They want you to include bed weight in that, so we are talking about something like 600-700# carried in bed, all the time. Do you carry that? If I was empty, I would think would have more like six inches of lift from what I started with! I bought mine from Automotive Customizers. The guy I spoke with had the medium duty version on his hardbody. They were very knowledgable!

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The heavy duty leaf springs are longer than the standard springs, so the truck will ride a little bit lower unless you get longer shackles for them.
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:17 AM   #14
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The heavy duty leaf springs are longer than the standard springs, so the truck will ride a little bit lower unless you get longer shackles for them.
Great point! I should have noted that these are termed 'heavy duty' by OME, but they are not for the heavy duty hardbody.
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It needs new leaf springs. Since this needs to be done, I thought I might have a lift kit installed as well. What can you recommend?
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My new springs are the OME heavy duty jobs. I am not sure they lifted mine over stock at all, but I got junk in my
There is four inches of clearance now between bump stop and axle.

Nice. Can you point to these online?
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Anyone tried the OME?
OME is Old Man Emu? (from a quick internet search)
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OME is indeed Old Man Emu. I sourced mine here. I can't say how they compare to other vendors price wise, but they specialize in Nissans and know their stuff. I wanted to give them my bones. You'll need spring eye bushings. I used Energy Suspension, OME also makes some. You also should get new u bolts. I got those from OME, too. Nissan doesn't seem to have a torque spec for the bolts. I did a final torque of 75 ft lbs based on what a 12mm bolt calls for and what I saw Tacoma people doing....
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I've done some leaf swapping over the years. It all started in '07 when I broke a leaf on Payette Draw on my first AZ Run. One of the locals brought me a set of Waggoneer front packs and I ended up using my Nissan top leaf (the one with the eyes) and replaced the rest of the Nissan leaves with Waggy. I ended up with six thinner leaves replacing two thick leaves and a frowny helper.

The packs were the same thickness, but the thinner Jeep leaves made a HUGE improvement in the ride and the crawling flex without losing any hauling ability. I gained some lift with them, as well, because they had more arch than the stock leaves.


What I'm suggesting is buying some leaf packs from a JY and restack your packs. It's not much more work than replacing with bought packs, and can be much cheaper. You just need to find some that are the same width and of compatible lengths. Buy some new center bolts from the parts store if yours are toast, or if you need longer ones. They come real long and you trim them when you are done building your packs.
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The heavy duty leaf springs are longer than the standard springs, so the truck will ride a little bit lower unless you get longer shackles for them.
Here is a 2-inch shackle lift for sale:

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