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Old 05-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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UCA"s questions

I know this may sound like a dumb question but i cant find a answer an i have been looking for hrs ... what is the benefits of doing uca apposed to stock ones ? what are the difference in the uca, ie. length, more adjustable??

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There isn't really any great benefit to them if you are running stock suspension. If you swap out your suspension to something that lifts the truck hence altering the geometry of your front end, a more adjustable uca will allow you to obtain better steering/wheel alignment. In addition, some uca's have less articulation than the stock version and are less likely to interfere with the tire size increases that typically come hand in hand with lifting
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ok well i am running 5100's and planning on going with ome 886 springs since i have an arb bumper and going to be throwing in a winch but i want to run 285's should i run uca also ?
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ok well i am running 5100's and planning on going with ome 886 springs since i have an arb bumper and going to be throwing in a winch but i want to run 285's should i run uca also ?
I would if I were you, but this is a topic that has been debated endlessly on this site. Some guys are happy with their alignment on stock uca's, some aren't. I wasn't. I prefer my truck to track effortlessly when rolling down the highway.
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ok .. how do new uca make it track better ? are they adjustable ? where the stock ones are not ?
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ok .. how do new uca make it track better ? are they adjustable ? where the stock ones are not ?
yes indeed. With the stock uca's, the tech will be forced to play and balance off the caster and camber as best as he can. With a uca such as SPC's light racing, the tech can set the toe and the camber to how he wants it then set the Camber from the uca. It allows you to get a perfect alignment.

Your Caster will determine how well your truck tracks. When you lift the truck, the camber increases and caster decreases. It is important to regain the losses. The uca's help this
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I thought you couldnt run 5100s with the 886s?? only up to 885s??
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I thought you couldnt run 5100s with the 886s?? only up to 885s??

well with the added weight with the arb bumper and winch and i want to get the 3 inch lift also im going to try it and see what happens!!! whats the worst that can happen ?
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well with the added weight with the arb bumper and winch and i want to get the 3 inch lift also im going to try it and see what happens!!! whats the worst that can happen ?
Why not get the shocks that were designed to go with those coils ?
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well with the added weight with the arb bumper and winch and i want to get the 3 inch lift also im going to try it and see what happens!!! whats the worst that can happen ?

you kill a family on the road when your suspension blows apart on the highway and you careen into a apposing lane.

Don't worry no one will know that you could of cared less...after all this is just the web
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you kill a family on the road when your suspension blows apart on the highway and you careen into a apposing lane.

Don't worry no one will know that you could of cared less...after all this is just the web

yeah that could happen with a tire blow out too !! i just don't see how the suspension could just blow apart !
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Why not get the shocks that were designed to go with those coils ?

what shocks would those be ?
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yeah that could happen with a tire blow out too !! i just don't see how the suspension could just blow apart !

maybe you should look into how the shocks blow apart before you state such things

and I'm no lawyer but last I checked a blow out is not even close to the same the same as negligence
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what shocks would those be ?
OME shocks like the 90000's

ARB makes OME products , the OME 886 coils are designed to work with the ARB bumper , the OME 90000 shocks are designed to work with the 886 coils
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OME shocks like the 90000's

ARB makes OME products , the OME 886 coils are designed to work with the ARB bumper , the OME 90000 shocks are designed to work with the 886 coils
I would do this too.
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maybe you should look into how the shocks blow apart before you state such things

and I'm no lawyer but last I checked a blow out is not even close to the same the same as negligence

ome 90000
  • Open length is 543mm
  • Closed length is 413mm
5100's
Collapsed Length (MM): 432.5
*Extended Length (MM): 573

i dont see how the 5100 will "blow apart" sense they are a longer shock the only thing i see as a poss fail is the c clip ...
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Look through some of the pictures in the "Stuck" section of this forum. It will suprise you what and how some of these struts break! Check out post #45
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off...-see-em-3.html
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if nothing else the valving won't match the spring. I added a turn on my coilovers and the valving felt un-tuned and i put it back to factory in 2 days. why pass up on a tuned package?
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