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Old 09-25-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
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HELP asap with LR UCAs

So the shop just called me after installing the Eibachs/5100 at .85 and LR UCAs and apparently they said the alignment shop couldn't get the alignment right because they were too long of UCAs? Are they just stupid? Or is there a reason this could happen? I'm waiting for them to bring it somewhere else because I told them 1000's of people run that setup and are fine. Any quick thoughts?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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So the shop just called me after installing the Eibachs/5100 at .85 and LR UCAs and apparently they said the alignment shop couldn't get the alignment right because they were too long of UCAs? Are they just stupid? Or is there a reason this could happen? I'm waiting for them to bring it somewhere else because I told them 1000's of people run that setup and are fine. Any quick thoughts?
GO TO A DIFFERENT SHOP......
WHAT SETTINGS DO YOU HAVE THEM ON
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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There should have been a print out that came with the ucas and it explains how they can adjust for different numbers. Show them it, then tell them the little engine that could didn't give up.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #4
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The shop installed them and sent them somewhere for alignment but now they are sending it somewhere else. There's very few shops here that can do that stuff though is the problem
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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Well as it turns out the majority of alingment shops have no clue how to do alingments
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Well as it turns out the majority of alingment shops have no clue how to do alingments
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #7
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Well as it turns out the majority of alingment shops have no clue how to do alingments
Well does anyone have the factor specs for one?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:21 AM   #8
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The alignment numbers everyone shoots for is 0, 0, 3 (camber, toe and caster respectively). I installed my UCAs at neutral position using only the extra 2 degrees built into the UCAs.
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The alignment numbers everyone shoots for is 0, 0, 3 (camber, toe and caster respectively). I installed my UCAs at neutral position using only the extra 2 degrees built into the UCAs.
THIS IS WHAT SEEMS BEST FOR MOST PEOPLE.....
AND AS FOR THE SPEC SHEET I LOOK AROUND FOR YA ITS ON HERE
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:26 AM   #12
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Here's a link to SPCs FAQs for these UCAs. Might be useful to take in

http://www.spcalignment.com/faq/arti...r_control_arms

FYI, I wound up with 3.2 and 3.3 caster which is out of "spec". That is perfectly fine.
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If they loosen the nut on top of the ball joint and move it in towards the motor in the slot, they become "shorter"...........they are clueless. +2 on taking it somewhere else. 0, 0, 2.4 ish.
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Thanks guys. I will wait and see how it goes when they call me back
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Lol they still didn't call back so maybe they figured it out.
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