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Amazon UCA's?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kittenmittens4U, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    Kittenmittens4U

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    Came across these upper control arms on Amazon today, they look very similar to the eBay ones. Does anyone have any experience with these?
    Protune Suspension Silver Upper Control Arm For 2-4" Leveling Lift | Tacoma 6-Lug 2WD 4WD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073DJSRC6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_T-cDzbCV0MQ7A
    They also have blue ones.
    Protune Suspension Blue Upper Control Arm For 2-4" Leveling Lift | Tacoma 6-Lug 2WD 4WD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073DJKQ62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_V.cDzb3T773DJ
     
  2. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    There are some things in life that shouldn't be a price point purchase. The seller's feedback tells you all you need to know
     
  4. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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  5. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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    They seem like a new seller so I can't trust the feedback rating. I just can't afford any of the name brand uniballs at the moment and I'm not interested in the Lr/Spc arms.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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    02YotaGuy

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    I just noticed that they don't make them for first gens. That's disappointing.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:29 PM
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    Why not SPC LR UCA if you don't mind me asking, thanks.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    Would not trust 'em, off-brand with no reviews....SPC UCAs can be had for not much more, and are tried and true.
     
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    This, I have over 25K on my SPCs, great product.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:38 PM
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    Same here, almost 20k on mine and they've been great.
     
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    Check this out.

    IMG_0073.jpg
     
  12. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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    I'm not sure how true this is, but I've heard that it's easier to knock the Spc's out of alignment and that a uniball will have better articulation. I plan on getting some tc, icon, or camburgs eventually, so I just wanted to run a cheaper option for a while.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2017 at 10:44 PM
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    I have never had that problem, and yes, I also want a pair of TC uniball arms. They are awesome.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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    Dalandser

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    Wait for a used set of uniball uca's from a reputable company to come up on here or CL. Other than that you're most likely l going to be replacing the cheap-as-possibly-sourced uniballs before long in those Amazon deals and not really saving that much - especially if you pay someone to do it. How hard to you plan on beating your front end up that you think the SPC's won't hold alignment? That's a sincere question. :cool:
     
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    Keep saving don't buy something that is cheap to put on a 30k+ truck. Waiting to get the ones you want will pay off in the long run
     
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    This. I've learned the hard way more than once to wait and do it how you actually want the first time, more than once.
     
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    This.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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    As hard as possible! I'll probably just save up a little more and get a quality uniball.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:36 PM
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    Very true, but my 98 Tacoma wouldn't even fetch 30k back in 98!
     
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