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Aftermarket UCA with stock coils?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jspadaro, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    I may be having to look at a rebuild of my leepers. :rolleyes:

    Flamesuit ON :crapstorm:

    Anyway, is there a problem if I swap back in my stock coilovers to drive around town?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    You should be fine.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Hey Chris, while you're here... We went offroading at the north alabama mod meet, I bounced my truck around pretty good for a 20-30 foot stretch, dented up my skidplate, etc.

    Drove fine when I left, but one week later I got it aligned at firestone anyway. They didn't get it perfect (driver front is 0.6 camber, 0.05 toe, passenger front is 0.1 camber, 0.03 toe)

    Right now it bounces a lot as I drive. It seems like it started when I got the alignment, but I'm not positive. The Built Right UCA ball joints are also gunked up.

    I'm thinking:
    Alignment is doing it somehow?
    Shocks need rebuild?
    UCAs need ball joints cleaned and lubed, other joints greased? (maybe they're not articulating smoothly and that's causing the bouncing?)

    Thoughts?
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    "Bouncing" around can be atributed to a blown shock. Not the alignment, or UCA's.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Damnit, knew you'd say that. Looks like the offroad shops around here won't rebuild them for me because they don't have the parts. Is there a risk to driving on a blown shock, besides the uncomfortable ride?
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    (temporarily, of course)
     
  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    No risk. You can rebuild them yourself. Its not too hard. THere are plenty of tutorials online.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Ok, good deal. My stock coilovers are about 450 miles away along with my jack and jack stands, and this is my only vehicle, so I think I'll have to just deal with it for the interim.

    I think I'd rather send them off to make sure they're done right the first time, I don't really want to deal with trying to figure out the rings I need, etc.

    Does the guy you stickied do Leepers?
     
  9. Feb 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Yeah. That what I was told last.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Thanks! Last question: is it possible they just need a nitrogen recharge? How do I know the difference?

    Also, if I did rebuild myself, where would I get the seals, etc?
     
  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    If they arent leaking, they might just need a charge. Rebuild kits should be the same as the Icons.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Ok, finally found a shop that'll do the recharge. 200PSI for the leepers? I saw icons need 225-250.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Also, is there a way to be sure the icon rebuild kit will work before I spend the $$?
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    No.
     

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