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ARE TC UCA REALLY BAD?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    Last thing to pull the trigger on is UCA. Been doing some research here and am looking at Light Racing or Total Chaos. From what I can tell...LR Are CHEAPER but keep salt out better, but TC are more money and rust our.....now I'm now genius but why would someone pay more money for a product that seems to get worse reviews than the LR UCA?

    Money is not an issue, and to be honey I like the finish on the TC UCAs... Are these reviews about the ball joint rusting out true? I really would like to go with the TC but want to get a little more feedback first.....
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    I have had my LR uca's for quite a while and have had absolutely no problems out of them. I used to have Allpro's uca's which were good but I had to replace the uniballs once and they still squeaked so I got rid of them for the LR's. Definitely like the LR's vs the Allpro's.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    I've had the LR's with no problems whatsoever. Alignment is spot-on. I've had them for just over 15,000 miles!

    Where I live, it's booted ball-joints FTW!:D
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    The only issue I've seen with the LR UCA's is the initial set-up. If you don't have them set right alignment can be a bitch.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    OZ-T

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    No problems with mine
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    08pretaco

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    Never an issue wiyh my TC, I'd buy again in a heart beat.

    I also do not live anywhere near salt so why would mine rust.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    My TCs haven't rusted at all. You gotta spend a few mins and lube/clean them every 6 months or year...but that doesn't bother me.

    Folks do like the LRs as well.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    chris4x4

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    My TC's have been silent, and rust free for going on 4 years now.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Not a lot of rust issues in Arizona me thinks
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    You got that right. But between them being submerged for hours in a lake (while I was boating), and having concrete dry on the uni's, they've been tested pretty good.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Fresh water - meh

    Concrete - lol
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Yeah...I drove thru an area of fresh concrete, and realized it got all over the UCA's and Uniballs, and everything else, so I waited a couple weeks before cleaning it off.....Never realized how tenatious concrete can be on paint.......
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    What, you just leave your truck in the water while your out on the boat? :laugh:
     
  14. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    It sticks alright
     
  15. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Yeah....I found a great spot to park, and didnt want to move it. Ive done that a few times :D People wont fuck with it when its in a foot and a half, or so, of water.....maeks it easy to load the boat when I come back too.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    :facepalm:



    1 more reason as to why your my hero :D
     
  17. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    LMAO!! Then you'd love my buddy Leo! He backed my truck into the water soo deep, and didnt stop until I pulled up next to him IN MY BOAT, and asked if he wanted my to load it in the bed! LOL!
     
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  20. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Sounds pretty bad, but my boat only has a 1.5' draft, and the water was up to the rear tail lights.....so about 2.5' deep or so....
     
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