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Bilstein 5100 require new UCA's?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by veet skeet, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    veet skeet

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    Just like the title said, when I get my bilstein 5100's for the front and back, do I need new UCA's? I'm getting these to level out my truck and for a better ride. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    CanisLupus

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    I think it depends on what you set them at. I've heard that if you set the front's at or more than 0.85'' (which is 2.5'' of lift) you need aftermarket UCA's.

    -- Matt --
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Generally, If you lift over 2" you should consider getting new UCA's
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    I was wanting to set the front at the 1.75 inch setting to level out the front of my truck with the back. So I wouldn't need the UCA's then?
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    No you should be good under 2 inches like Chris said. I have 1.6 inch Eibach coils plus 5100's set at .85 and I got a good alignment with the stock UCA's.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I have them at 1.75. I don't need UCAs. The alighnment is pretty close.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Konaborne

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    My coils got me 3.3 inches of lift, and I didn't need new UCA's. It's hit and miss as you pass 2"- some people need them, some dont.
    you should be good though
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    At 2.5" it's hit or miss. Some need new ucas, some don't .
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    I'm at 1.75 and i didn't need them
     
  10. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    I'm at 2.5 and I don't need new UCA's . ride is good and no wander.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    This is a buddy of mine's 86 Toyota. The jack isn't lifting it at all, and look at the angle of his lower a-arms... His uppers are just as bad!
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