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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Alexlopez123, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Alexlopez123

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    Hello I was wondering I need a little more clearance on the upper control arms but do I have to change both the top and the bottom one or can I just change the upper control arms I have a 2006 Tacoma
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:15 AM
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    You can change just the upper but if you are running big tires on a small really positive offset wheel you could still have some clearance issues. Getting a UCA with a uniball will give you the most clearance possible.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:15 AM
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    I’m running 35s on a 4 inch lift
     
  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    I run spc UCAS no complaints
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    What’s the longest upper arm I get without changing the bottom arm
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    You aren't getting them any longer they are the same stock length. They change caster and are more compact at the ball joint area for clearance.

    Why do you want to go longer?
     
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    Cause my upper arm is right there all most touching my strut
     
  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:54 AM
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    Almost touching your strut when the wheels are on the ground or when you have the truck jacked up and the wheels are off the ground (full droop)?
     
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  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    On the ground
     
  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    The aftermarket UCAs give more space around the strut too. Just get some Camburgs, Total Choas, etc it'll be fine. You can't go longer without going longer lowers otherwise you jack the geometry all up.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    Uniballs require more maintenance than a ball joint and they wear out quicker than a ball joint. Don't worry about keeping track of uniball maintenance because they'll squeak like hell when they need more grease.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    Ok that’s probably what i do than thanks
     
  13. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    4 inch lift with a drop bracket?

    Or are you maxing out the stock suspension? Which would explain why the upper control arms are almost touching the coil at ride height.
     
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