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Best UCAs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FlogrownTaco92, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Apr 6, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    FlogrownTaco92

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    Hello everyone. I recently got a 2inch leveling kit on my 2015 Tacoma. I got it aligned but there’s still a positive camber and I’m running BFG KO2s that I don’t want to ruin. I want to know what’s the best UCAs I can get? Any opinions? Thank you all and stay safe.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    whatstcp

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    best at what price point?

    edit: and what are you looking for? ease of maintenance? adjustment? sturdiness?


    basically, what do you mean by 'best'
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    Island Cruiser

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    If you’re looking to mainly get better alignment specs, SPC’s are fully adjustable. If you want to avoid extra squeaks, don’t go with uniballs. SPC’s, JBA’s and the Icon Delta Joint all use balljoints and require less maintenance than uniballs.
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    DavesTaco68

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    Big plans, small budget - ICON UCAs, BP51/Kings, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    Not that I’m buying these but I saw Rancho Ucas. I am looking at getting JBA, SPC or the ICON.
    Anyone run the Rancho UCAs? One of the cheaper ones to get shipped into Canada.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Asafarik

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    I have spc. They are great. The new ones are heimed and I fit 35s on my truck
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    PahalaTacoma

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    Stock is best. A 2 inch level lift should not require aftermarket UCAs. Sounds like you need another alignment shop.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    I have BDS and I think they're a good option for a weekend warrior. They are solid, and have grease-able ball joints with spiffy dust caps to protect the grease fittings. Fitment was good, and my alignment is in spec.

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    That said, a good alignment shop should be able to get you in spec with 2 inches of lift and stock UCA's.
     
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  8. Apr 7, 2020 at 12:33 AM
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    93yotasr5

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    Best would be dependent on your budget and what you intend the uca’s to be used for.

    If you are on a budget and just want aftermarket uca’s to yield better alignment numbers, we off SPC 25470.
    It is a forged steel construction that utilizes a balljoint, while offering different positions for caster adjustment. While being the “budget” option we offer, it is a great offering from a very reputable suspension company.

    Next, would be Icon due to their Delta Joint offering. It combines both the advantages of strength and performance found in a uni-ball with the durability and closed seal construction of a ball joint.

    The tubular uca is our most popular offering. We do stock billets to the individuals who would see the maximum amount control of their alignment that would be found when adjusting the heims.
     
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  10. Apr 7, 2020 at 2:06 AM
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    SPC all the way. Great price and a ton of adjustability
     
  11. Apr 7, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    1.75in here and def needed ucas to get proper numbers and not have UCA's hit coils / limit droop.
     
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    will.i.was

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    1 inch lift maybe, 2" lift would limit articulation due to stock uca geometry not allowing for full droop and would interfere with the coils. I would almost always recommend a uca with any lift. Maybe besides spindle lifts as those just move the hub downward and retain stock suspension geometry.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2020 at 9:04 AM
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    I just installed icon delta joints. 1000 dollar show piece imo. ide go with spcs for the adjustability.
     
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    SPC is the best choice if you're looking for adjustability
     
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    This, I love mine. Steering is fluid like.

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  16. Apr 7, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    I run TC's and never had squeak issues, and I off road often, sometimes through areas of fine dust/dirt. I do lube it every now and then though, so that probably helps. I had the new SPC's and ran in to issues with my bushings and ball joint.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    I had SPCs also, and love the TCs. I also wheel too. Great product.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2020 at 2:47 AM
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    Years ago I installed Camburg ball joint upper A arms. Just checked Camburgs website, the current Camburg ball joint arms come prefitted with Moog ball joints, and more.
     
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  19. Apr 8, 2020 at 3:15 AM
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    Wish I went with SPC. Currently have the cam burg moogs. No complains but wish I had more adjustability for 35s when I get them.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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