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Best place to get some UCA's installed?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Riderx805, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Riderx805

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    I live in Thousand Oaks, CA and I'm looking for a place to get some UCA's installed? Anyone know how much I should expect to pay?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I was told 100.00 by an offroad place, but that was in TX.....did them myself instead.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    I'd say do it yourself and save the money for alignment. I put some on a few months ago with a friend, its not very hard. just my $.02
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Coastie Joe

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    Do it yourself! I just did mine and it was simple! I only sore 5 or 6 times at the most and used only simple hand tools!! lol
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Wait for the next mod day. You will have people who actually know what they are doing install the UCAs.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    My driveway :)
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Or if you feel you must have it done by a shop, my buddy Rudd owns Pure Power offroad up in the industrial area by Amgen. He's a great guy and know's his shit.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    Your garage or next mod day imo.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    def dont go to a shop unless your ok with spending some serious$$$.....shops automatically assume it will take them 1-2hrs per side of the truck whether or not it will actually take that long. and some shops i have been to charge $80 per hour when it comes to suspension work so if your ok with a 200-320 dollar labor bill go for it if not contact someone on here to come over and help you out with putting them on at home......working on your own truck and installing new parts always is fun and makes you more proud as a owner
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    There is a pretty good install tread on here that I used!
     
  11. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    Come to Mod day, it will get done it a couple of hours
     
  12. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    I used to live in NP, but moved to the valley because it was cheaper. I still work in NP - honk if you see my truck around. I have a white Yamaha symbol sticker on the back window.

    I've installed 3 sets of UCA's in my driveway... If you want to save the labor costs and don't feel like driving almost 100 miles for mod day, hit me up. Just bring a 12 pack :cool:
     
  13. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Just install em yourself for free :)
     
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    More like an hour or less :laugh:
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    do it yourself! nothing worse than a part breaking when youre out wheelin and not being able to take it off, have it welded back together, and put back on!

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  16. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    holy balls :) hhaha. how does that even happen?
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Thanks for the help guys! I definitely wanna go to mod day but unfortunately its on my sisters bday and I'll be down in San Diego! Shops DO charge a lot! Unfortunately I spent $1k for my bilstein 5100 and block for the back (parts and install). I love the mod but there are a couple things I don't like. My truck, although aligned after the bilstein install, still feels like it pulls to the left a little. Also, the steering doesn't feel as responsive as it was, it seems to have a little more play in the steering wheel at higher speeds (70mph +). Is this problem cause from having stock UCA's?
     
  18. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Where did you get it aligned?
     
  19. Mar 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    well there's your problem... :p

    Just messin. After installing my billies my alignment wasn't spot on. I recall it pulling also. After I installed the UCA's and had it aligned it drives dead on now. After your UCA's are on take your truck I would recommend to not have 4wp do the alignment. I wouldn't even trust them with doing the install. I took mine to bob's alignment on T.O. blvd and they did a good job.
     
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