Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Installing coilovers and UCA questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
brs127s [OP] brs127s is offline
Senior Member
brs127s has a spectacular aura aboutbrs127s has a spectacular aura aboutbrs127s has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Sep 2010, #43575
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 250
brs127s's Tacoma Gallery
Installing coilovers and UCA questions

Hey guys, I have searched the forums and read alot of information, but still have some questions. I am going to install Toytec coilovers and LR UCAs to replace my spacer lift. When I put the spacer/strut assembly on, I seperated at the lower ball joints. Based upon what I have read, I shouldn't have to do that this time should I? Does anybody have any basic tips for doing this swap?

Would it be beneficial to go ahead and change the lower ball joints (still the originals with just under 98,000 miles) while I am swapping in the coilovers and UCAs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
DR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to beholdDR Da_da is a splendid one to behold
 
DR Da_da's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2010, #42390
Location: Northeast FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 375
DR Da_da's Tacoma Gallery
Replace Hardware?

I have Light Racing UCAs waiting for me to install them. I plan on cutting the heads off of the original UCA mounting bolts in order to get them out w/out bending my inner fenders. Since I'll already be purchasing new UCA bolts, is it a good idea to go ahead and replace the associated nuts and the steel washers as well (one nut and two washers per side)? Or, is it completely okay to simply reuse those washers and nuts?

Also, if I should replace them, what are the part #s for the washers? (I can't find them anywhere.)

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
instagram: ATC510
sytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsytfu510 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
sytfu510's Avatar
Army: Infantry
Name: Alex
Joined: Aug 2011, #62453
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,381
sytfu510's Tacoma Gallery
I just installed my LR UCA's I cut the OEM long bolt and reinstalled new ones going the opposite direction, don't forget to use the new washers included with your UCA's! I reused the same nut/washer on the outer end and have not had any issues yet.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installing light racing uca's 07TaCo07 2nd Gen. Tacomas 11 08-03-2011 06:11 PM
Installing TC UCA's - Need some help. The_Dude Suspension 5 05-01-2010 05:03 PM
After Installing OME n LR UCA's..... Fmsvandal Suspension 10 12-15-2009 05:35 PM
After Installing OME Complete/UCA Fmsvandal Suspension 5 11-30-2009 08:52 AM
installing toytec coilovers socal19 1st Gen. Tacomas 7 09-24-2009 04:47 PM


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