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Old 02-28-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Downsides to UCAs

Are there any downsides to having aftermarket UCA's? I may end up biting the bullet and gettin some if I decide against wheel spacers. Also are there any available for our trucks that are just plain black that dont stand out?
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Are there any downsides to having aftermarket UCA's? I may end up biting the bullet and gettin some if I decide against wheel spacers. Also are there any available for our trucks that are just plain black that dont stand out?

they can always be painted...and only downside i know if is cost
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The UCAs don't negate your need for spacers since you're planning on running the 285s on stock rims. I ran 285s on stock rims and I rubbed the UCAs at full lock.

UCAs are necessary to correct alignment issues.

Spacers are necessary to reduce backspacing on your rims, allowing you to run wider tires.

Two different parts for two different purposes.
so with stock rims ill need spacers regardless?
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-they squeak, whine, cry, squeal, etc.

-you gotta keep the ball joints clean, and they are magnets for trash

-the liners between the uni-ball and the pocket wear out, so those need replacing every couple of years or so

-The balls themselves wear out, have to replace those, too.

-it's really easy to over-grease them and flare a bushing...buy some extra bushings
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what about 285/70's?
the 285 is the width of the tire....285/70's will be shorter, but the same width issues

also, allpro makes black UCA's.

u can see mine at the top of the pic
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-they squeak, whine, cry, squeal, etc.

-you gotta keep the ball joints clean, and they are magnets for trash

-the liners between the uni-ball and the pocket wear out, so those need replacing every couple of years or so

-The balls themselves wear out, have to replace those, too.

-it's really easy to over-grease them and flare a bushing...buy some extra bushings
You must be talking about Camburgs and others. My Total Chaos UCA's are still nice and quiet, and I have had concrete on the uniball, had them submerged in water for long periods. The Uniball is still nice and tight after 2+ years, and Im on the original bushings. Dont know of anyone who has had the issues you list with Total Chaos.
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i had the squeak whe my CO's were at 2 1/4".....but since i've lifted them to 3 1/4" i havent had a squeak yet...
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i had the squeak whe my CO's were at 2 1/4".....but since i've lifted them to 3 1/4" i havent had a squeak yet...
Did you ever use that Dry Lube?
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Did you ever use that Dry Lube?
nope...cant find any. one guy said he was out, but any auto parts store should carry it....i looked at him and said, "well apparently u dont"
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nope...cant find any. one guy said he was out, but any auto parts store should carry it....i looked at him and said, "well apparently u dont"
LMAO!!! Let me know if you ever find some. If you cant, I'll just send ya some.
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Whats dry lube and where do you use it? On the uni-ball?
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Whats dry lube and where do you use it? On the uni-ball?
If the Uniball ever squeaks, you can spray some Tri Flow, or any other Tefflon based Dry lube on them, and they will stop squeaking. Never needed it on my TC's.
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-they squeak, whine, cry, squeal, etc.

-you gotta keep the ball joints clean, and they are magnets for trash

-the liners between the uni-ball and the pocket wear out, so those need replacing every couple of years or so

-The balls themselves wear out, have to replace those, too.

-it's really easy to over-grease them and flare a bushing...buy some extra bushings
that sounds like a whole lot to deal with! almost sounds like your buying trouble lol.

I'm not taking my truck on any serious off roading. its more of a tool used for huntin fishin etc... i have to drive on the interstate a lot.

Any opinions on these: http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=53

Would I be fine with this set up. I really want a good ride for when im interstate ridin:
Toytec 885 lift w/ aal
stock shocks.
285 75 nitto tg
ucas mentioned above
spidertrack wheel spacers
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and i apoligize for all the newbie questions. its just when times are tough as they are now, and its your money you just gotta hear it for yourself what the result will be like
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that sounds like a whole lot to deal with! almost sounds like your buying trouble lol.

I'm not taking my truck on any serious off roading. its more of a tool used for huntin fishin etc... i have to drive on the interstate a lot.

Any opinions on these: http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=53

Would I be fine with this set up. I really want a good ride for when im interstate ridin:
Toytec 885 lift w/ aal
stock shocks.
285 75 nitto tg
ucas mentioned above
spidertrack wheel spacers

I wouldn't run the stock shocks with the 885's. I would opt for the OME shocks or some 5100's.
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