The OME suspension with Dakar leaf packs install was a success. This was the first time i put a suspension kit in a vehicle, and I found it to be a fairly simple process. Paul from http://ihearttrail.com has done suspension kits before and decided to help me. If he wasn’t there I would not be able to do this. After hours of wrenching and driving around Queens and Brooklyn looking for bolts we had to cut off, the install was a success. The Tacoma now has a 2 inch lift and a high end suspension that will be able to take the abuse of our 30,000 mile trip to Argentina. The truck looks and feels great.
Roads in the states are maintained on the regular and built to last. A lot of the roads south of the boarder are either not paved or not maintained very well, which leads to a bumpy ride. With this in consideration as well as all the extra weight we will be carrying in the truck, the stock suspension is going to fail. We went with the OME full suspension kit with Daker leaf springs. This might be over kill, but we thought it would be a good idea to have a high end suspension for the 30,000 mile overlanding trip. Now i just have to get it on the truck somehow.