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Anybody have experiece with Camburgs New ball joint UCAs?..........

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sincitytaco, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    I need to get a set and this look a nice set, It has a factory style ball joint which will be smooth and quiet, it has a tab to mount the ABS lines and it claims that it will correct the alignment issues.
    My questions are:

    1. I got my truck aligned today and they could not get the toe to be any less than 1 degree (I guess my tie rods ran out of length). And they also could not get the caster any where near correct. So will these arms make it so as that I can get an alignment to where it will correct both these issues? I need it to correct more than just Caster is what I am saying.

    2. Will these relocate my wheel in my wheel well hence possibly causing my tire to rub in a location it does not now (i.e the big ass mount that the cab is mounted to) I have about 1/2 inch of clearance now, but if it is moved back more than a smidge I will rub them when I am reversing FOR SURE!!!

    3. Will they make the truck ride better?

    4. Once this is done I want my truck to track straight as an arrow and have steering that firm and returns to zero with no help? Right now I need to assist it a little to return to zero. Will these accomplish this?

    Here is a link to them:
    http://camburg.com/images/05tacoma/tacoma%20bj%20uca%20info.pdf
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    Well I guess then I should change my mind?????????
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent run the new Camburg arms, but, They say they are supposed to correct the alignment. Yes, if it corrects the alignment, there is a good chance it may rub someplace else. The Camburgs have been known to be noisey. Its due to the Uniball used in the UCA. Have you considered Total Chaos? The TC's correct for alignment, and are nice and quiet.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    I think all UNI BALLS can be noisy, but these aren't uni balls, they are OEM style ball joints. Check the link. I had TC UCAs on a previous Tacoma, they were very noisy at times.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I run TC UCAs and they're loud as hell when they get dirty. That just comes with the territory with uniball UCAs. Additional suspension travel and squeaking. An aftermarket UCA will help with the alignment. They're designed to correct the geometry after a lift.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    I am just weary of the Camburgs because I have heard of people not being able to get their truck aligned properly after install. I called camburg to ask what specs I could expect after install and they would not commit to anything so I am very weary.
    I decided to just get the TC UCAs knowing they work. I just hope I don't get a loud squeaky set.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    Just be sure to rub grease all over the bushings before you install them, and they should be nice a quiet. I have had mine under water, had concrete dry on them, and all sorts of dirt and mud, and they are quiet as a mouse. How they are installed is the biggest factor in if they make noise.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    I will make sure they grease the hell out of them then. Thanks.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Light racing also makes a similar arm, with a factory style ball-joint. About the same price I think.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Even though they say they have worked the bugs out of the LR UCA's, Im still hearing of people that are haveing issues with them..
     
  11. Mar 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Well that sucks. I was hoping to get a set, not for a little while though. Maybe they'll get the bugs worked out.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    The new issue people are haveing is that the LR UCA's are not very consistant in their build quality. People that have installed them have been haveing alignments of 2.1* on the driver side, and 4.5* on the passenger side, for example. No one has been able to get a correct alignment with them.
     
  13. Mar 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    X2, with the advice from people here when I installed my TC UCA's last year I greased them up real good. Had them covered with mud, road salt and dust and never had an issue to date.
    Plus in my opinion the ride is great.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Yep. It seems that alot of people that have them installed have issues. Im thinking that the person doing the install, is installing the bushings "Dry", so as to keep his/her hands clean, or whatever, figureing the grease will eventually find its way.
     
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