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Old 07-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Will stock UCA's fit over King coilovers?

I'm sure this has been asked before and apologies in advance for what I'm sure is a stupid question.

Little background. I have a 2012 TRD Sport DC coming soon and have ordered a King suspension setup for it which I'm told will give about 4" of lift.

My question is will the stock UCA's fit over the new coilovers? Will I need UCA's at all? Are they a must if I was any sort of alignment?

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Yes...but DON'T run it at 4" that would be plain stupid......2.5" max
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Dont run them higher then 2.5 and you will probably need new uca's too, look at total chaos, dsm, bud built, icon, all pro and camburg....
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Ok cool thanks for the heads up. I'm assuming because the ride would be incredibly stiff? Can I adjust them after they've been put on the truck with the proper tool from King?
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they will be stiff but you will also have almost no down travel and if your a 4x4 your cv's will absolutely hate you, and king does have a tool to help adjust them easier...
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Another stupid question but where do you measure the 2.5" from? The top of the coilover?
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Wrong if you have 2.5 inches of threads your actual lift will be higher. I did that will my icons and they were wayyyy to high. I measured from teh center of my hub to the fender. Once i got that i just cranked them up until i got +2.5 from were i started...
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Whats the best way to measure it if it's already too high when I get the truck?
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let me go take a pic of mine so you'll have a comparison...
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OK heres mine theres about 20 threads showing and i got about 2.5~ inches of lift from it
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Perfect exactly what I was getting at. Thanks.

As for the rear I guess I'll just have to mess with the new leaf packs I'm getting until the ride height is what I want? Or is there a way to adjust the rear shock for height as well as stiffness?
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What setup do you have in the rear?
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I'm didn't source the lift package myself so I don't know exactly what it is but I know its new leaf packs and King shocks for sure. Just not sure about the leaf pack size or brand.
Based on that I'll have to wait and see what comes in and deal with it before it gets installed I guess.
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oh ok, well whatever kinda leafs they are thats what the ride height will be you cant adjust those
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My question is will the stock UCA's fit over the new coilovers?
Yes. Typically the 2.5" dia. coilover have the same spring coil diameter as the stock spring. See:



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Will I need UCA's at all? Are they a must if I was any sort of alignment?
If you go over 2.5" of lift, aftermarket UCAs will be necessary to correct caster.
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Being a newb at this stuff sucks but I'll get there haha
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Yes. Typically the 2.5" dia. coilover have the same spring coil diameter as the stock spring. See:





If you go over 2.5" of lift, aftermarket UCAs will be necessary to correct caster.
Right on thanks for the visuals.

TC UCA's seems to be one of the more popular ones but I'm thinking I might want something a little heavier to go with the Kings
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