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Control Arm Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoshell03, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 13, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Tacoshell03

    Tacoshell03 [OP] Member

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    Which would be more important to upgrade first, Upper or Lower control arm? Why do some only upgrade the upper? I'm guessing it's just a $$$ issue.
    Benefits of new control arms other than just heavier duty: Longer travel or what?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    dlooney

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    Only reason you would need to upgrade your lower control arms is if you're going long travel. Upper control arms are upgraded to keep alignment in spec after installing a lift.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Tacoshell03

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    Great. Thank you. Is it also necessary to get new spindles when a lift is added? Or will the UCA do the trick by itself?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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    TacoMX

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    no reason to change the spindles.
     
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