Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Best price on Bilstein 5100's and Total Chaos UCA's and other Q's

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
Best price on Bilstein 5100's and Total Chaos UCA's and other Q's

So I am new to lifting. From what I am gathering, it is not wise to lift my truck with the bilstein 5100's without some good UCA's (Total Chaos). I also plan on on an AAL lift in rear along with the bilstein 5100's in rear.

Q1. Is this a good setup for safety/reliability (as my wife will be driving it) for highway driving.

Q2. Whats best price on these items currently?

Q3. Should i just take it in for alignment after installing parts or go in with numbers that I WANT them to adjust my alignment to?

Q4. If I need to go in with my own alignment number request, what's the best numbers on these parts for every day driving on highway, etc? I drive an 06 sr5 Tacoma DC 4x4 (NOT a trd).
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
anyone have any pointers or recommendations for me?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,339
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckLee View Post
So I am new to lifting. From what I am gathering, it is not wise to lift my truck with the bilstein 5100's without some good UCA's (Total Chaos). I also plan on on an AAL lift in rear along with the bilstein 5100's in rear.

Q1. Is this a good setup for safety/reliability (as my wife will be driving it) for highway driving.
You do not need UCA's unless you're at the 2.5 setting and possibly at the 1.75 setting. The UCA's are to get your alignment within spec, not necessarily a safety concern although the truck can wander if alignment is out. At 0 or .85 settings you to not need new UCA's.

Q2. Whats best price on these items currently?
Do some looking, tough to say for sure but several vendors currently sell them including Wheelers, Downsouth Motorsports, Toytec... I believe Downsouth is usually one of the most competitive price wise.

Q3. Should i just take it in for alignment after installing parts or go in with numbers that I WANT them to adjust my alignment to?
Up to you... I just put mine back to within factory spec but I suppose you can tell them what you want, your call.

Q4. If I need to go in with my own alignment number request, what's the best numbers on these parts for every day driving on highway, etc? I drive an 06 sr5 Tacoma DC 4x4 (NOT a trd).
Not a clue, sorry... I just went for factory. When lifting using 5100's, once you get to 2.5 or sometimes the 1.75 setting, you can no longer get your caster back within spec (thus requiring new UCA's). I believe the caster should be above 2.0 (don't quote me on that though).
Good luck...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #4
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
I see I see.
Basically the UCA's are for caster adjustment.

My tacoma is really low at factory height. i can't handle it.

ANYONE HAVE PICS OF THEIR SR5 DOUBLE CAB 4x4 WITH A BILSTEIN 5100 LIFT AT 2.5" WITH A AAL LIFT IN REAR?

i would love to see what it will do.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
seems like Downsouth Motorsports is the best price at $300 shipped for set of 5100's
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #6
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,339
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckLee View Post
I see I see.
Basically the UCA's are for caster adjustment.

My tacoma is really low at factory height. i can't handle it.

ANYONE HAVE PICS OF THEIR SR5 DOUBLE CAB 4x4 WITH A BILSTEIN 5100 LIFT AT 2.5" WITH A AAL LIFT IN REAR?

i would love to see what it will do.
Search "5100", you will come up with more threads than you can count, lots of which contain pictures with various lift set-ups. Also, which AAL, there are several and they vary in the amount of lift provided.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckLee View Post
seems like Downsouth Motorsports is the best price at $300 shipped for set of 5100's
Downsouth guys have a great reputation on this site. Can't go wrong ordering from them!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 08:13 AM   #7
SoCal Reppin
iRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
iRepLONGBEACH's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011, #52506
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 495
iRepLONGBEACH's Tacoma Gallery
its recommended you only need UCA's if planning on lifting the fronts to 2.5" +.Downsouth motorsports was the cheapest ive found also. Go here to get the discount code http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/107478-bilstein-5100-2nd-gens.html#post2049480
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks guys!
I know I won't be towing big.....so with that said, maybe I should go with a block lift in the rear (2") instead of a AAL (2") that will stiffen my ride. Is that correct thinking? Any thoughts.....?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
SoCal Reppin
iRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shediRepLONGBEACH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
iRepLONGBEACH's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011, #52506
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 495
iRepLONGBEACH's Tacoma Gallery
hmm..alot more people recommend the aal over blocks to lift the rear. i hear when using blocks to lift rear, you also get mad headaches for the trouble it has caused.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
TacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the rough
 
TacoSID138's Avatar
EMS:
Name: steven
Joined: Mar 2011, #53890
Location: SoCal the valley
Gender: Dude
Posts: 204
TacoSID138's Tacoma Gallery
yea, giver you some horrible axle wrap. your better off witht he add a leaf.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #11
Custom User Title
Zac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedZac808 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Zac808's Avatar
Air Force: CSAR
Name: Zac
Joined: Aug 2009, #22040
Location: Viva Las Vegas
Gender: Dude
Posts: 2,818
Zac808's Tacoma Gallery
DSM is where I got my 5100's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
ChuckLee [OP] ChuckLee is offline
Senior Member
ChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedChuckLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ChuckLee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2011, #59369
Location: Richmond, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 535
ChuckLee's Tacoma Gallery
Ok, i'll go with the AAL then. i don't want to invite problems!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F/S Total Chaos UCA's BlueXenon Buy / Sell / Trade 12 10-03-2010 01:37 PM
Looking for some total chaos uca's? For a good price. whistlertaco Buy / Sell / Trade 0 04-22-2010 10:47 PM
Total Chaos UCA vs Icon Billet UCA Eesh Suspension 15 04-05-2010 11:00 AM
Total Chaos UCA's- like new bermise Buy / Sell / Trade 7 06-25-2009 01:50 PM
Total Chaos UCA's Bmedic50 Suspension 6 06-16-2008 04:25 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.