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Old 03-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Are uniballs supposed to be pressed in??

I have done a little googling for the answer and not sure?

Are they supposed to be pressed in so they fit tight??

NegroTundra over on TundraSolutions.com replaced his uniballs on his Camburgs and was able to push them out with his fingers??

Should I be dremel-ing out the cups a bit to be able to do the same?? Or have them pressed in?
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I had to press in my uniballs on my old lt kit. I would not dermal the cup. Reason they are tight is from heat warp.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Pressed.

Here you go buddy

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ml#post2804791


If your buddy's uniballs came out by hand..... his shit if fubar.

I would not want some measly spring clip being the only thing holding my wheel on when I'm doing 50 on a trail. He needs to get them looked at ASAP IMO.
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I had to press in my uniballs on my old lt kit. I would not dermal the cup. Reason they are tight is from heat warp.
I know the cups warp a little from the welding, but, was wondering how much??

I couldn't believe the picture that he could actually remove them just by finger pushing.
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I have done a little googling for the answer and not sure?

Are they supposed to be pressed in so they fit tight??

NegroTundra over on TundraSolutions.com replaced his uniballs on his Camburgs and was able to push them out with his fingers??

Should I be dremel-ing out the cups a bit to be able to do the same?? Or have them pressed in?

DO NOT cut or file anything. They are a bitch, but once you get the hang of it they go right in.
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DO NOT cut or file anything. They are a bitch, but once you get the hang of it they go right in.
I got a piece of galvanized pipe and been trying to tap them in...can't keep them straight...have tried putting them in a vise with the pipe and no luck there either.

Going to a buddy's race shop this afternoon, he should have a press.
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I got a piece of galvanized pipe and been trying to tap them in...can't keep them straight...have tried putting them in a vise with the pipe and no luck there either.

Going to a buddy's race shop this afternoon, he should have a press.

that thread is a little screwed up...long story....but I am "misc".

the first ball i put on with wood and a wood clamp.

the second ball I put on with a press "kit" I rented fro free from any auto store and it was 10x easier to do.

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Pressed.

Here you go buddy

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...ml#post2804791


If your buddy's uniballs came out by hand..... his shit if fubar.

I would not want some measly spring clip being the only thing holding my wheel on when I'm doing 50 on a trail. He needs to get them looked at ASAP IMO.
And by the way, I had already seen your thread on this and exactly why I ordered F&K stainless uniballs for my UCA's...especially being here in Chicago.

And picked up the DuPont version of the dry teflon lube.

Thanks for all of these.

I got another thread going where I am assembling some custom fabbed UCA's, turned out to be a bitch to find the bushings and sleeves.

Ended up buying longer bushings and cutting them down...same with the sleeves, but had to sleeve the sleeves as well.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...bbed-ucas.html

Will post the rest of the story on that thread with pictures.
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