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Old 03-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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5100's with 1.75 lift and now caster at 1.8

Just put the bilstein 5100 shocks on all way around and set front ones to 1.75 lift, after alignment they got camber and toe to 0 and caster is at 1.8 on both sides. Still rides good but wonder if went ahead and replace uca would make that big of difference. I used stock springs also. thanks.
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If your happy with how it drives then there is no need for UCAs. Aftermarket UCAs will add caster which will help with wondering at high speed.
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If your happy with how it drives then there is no need for UCAs. Aftermarket UCAs will add caster which will help with wondering at high speed.
it also helps with wandering.
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it also helps with wandering.
I wander what that means
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The OEM TX Baja package lifts 2.0" with stock UCAs. You are fine.

Replacing UCAs takes 2x-3x as long as replacing the shock, not worth the effort IMO for just a 1.75" lift.
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ok still feels good just, not quite as good as stock did. Will leave like they are for now and can always upgrade if needed. just did not want to mess anything up or cause parts to wear faster than normal. I drive about 125 miles a day. thanks.
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Well if it doesn't feel as good as you want and drive that much you might want to get them.
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Well if it doesn't feel as good as you want and drive that much you might want to get them.
^^^this...and the install was a lot easier and faster than doing the lift.
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Replacing UCAs takes 2x-3x as long as replacing the shock, not worth the effort IMO for just a 1.75" lift.
Takes about 45 mins to do both sides. Nothing to it.
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your right looks like the uca are alot easier than the lift. Should not be hard at all to install. I will use this truck for 95% highway driving the light racing arms looks to be the best price and if not offroading should hold up pretty good. Only negitive i have read is that they loose alignmet on uca pretty easy. Anyone that does mostly dirt road and highway driving haveing any problems with alignmet staying in? thanks.
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your right looks like the uca are alot easier than the lift. Should not be hard at all to install. I will use this truck for 95% highway driving the light racing arms looks to be the best price and if not offroading should hold up pretty good. Only negitive i have read is that they loose alignmet on uca pretty easy. Anyone that does mostly dirt road and highway driving haveing any problems with alignmet staying in? thanks.
Mine have been dead on for the last year since I put them on. No problems at all. They will only take about 45 minutes to install. I know, I installed my lift myself. I drive about 80 miles round trip to work and take this truck everywhere and wherever I might like to venture.
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Takes about 45 mins to do both sides. Nothing to it.
I had to cut the UCA bolt (and installed new ones in the opposite direction). On my truck, just bending the inner fender with Channel Lock pliers wasn't enough for the bolt to clear.

Out of curiosity I called a Toyota dealer. Their quoted labor time for UCA replacement was 4 hours.
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I had to cut the UCA bolt (and installed new ones in the opposite direction). On my truck, just bending the inner fender with Channel Lock pliers wasn't enough for the bolt to clear.

Out of curiosity I called a Toyota dealer. Their quoted labor time for UCA replacement was 4 hours.
Ah....well, they quote more time, for less work.
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I had to cut the UCA bolt (and installed new ones in the opposite direction). On my truck, just bending the inner fender with Channel Lock pliers wasn't enough for the bolt to clear.

Out of curiosity I called a Toyota dealer. Their quoted labor time for UCA replacement was 4 hours.
I bent my fender out of the way and removed the battery. Used the same bolts and put them back in the same way. Toyota gets paid by what the book says not by how long it actually takes to do it.
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What brand of uca is recommended ?
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I will be getting Light Racing. They're on the lower end pricewise and there are other options.
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the tx baja comes pre lifted from toyota!?!?!?! damnnnnnnnn, wish i would have known that now...... maybe in 2 years i can swap out to that, and hopefully, it has the 5.7 tundra motor option with a 6 speed, and atleast 4.10's rears (i can hope right?)
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your right looks like the uca are alot easier than the lift. Should not be hard at all to install. I will use this truck for 95% highway driving the light racing arms looks to be the best price and if not offroading should hold up pretty good. Only negitive i have read is that they loose alignmet on uca pretty easy. Anyone that does mostly dirt road and highway driving haveing any problems with alignmet staying in? thanks.
Where have you read that the LR UCAs lose alignment settings pretty easy?
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I was looking at camburg and they have a max of wheel with and ofset that can be use. Do you know if de LR have any restrictions?
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Where have you read that the LR UCAs lose alignment settings pretty easy?

yea i would like to know also. havent had any problems out of mine.
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