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Cut the UCA bolt?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by trailmaster308, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    trailmaster308

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    I am almost completed with my lift install. The last component I need to install are the new UCA's to allow for more travel.

    I haven't made up my mind on what UCA to buy, but I do know I have to get the old one out.

    Has anyone removed the nut on the UCA bolt and wiggled the head out just enough to be cut? Is this possible with the right saw? I am not a fan of bending the metal on my fender well.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Delmarva

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    NOOOO!!!

    It's a pain in the ass... and bending the metal is not a big deal... you can bend it back and the spray some undercoating...
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The amount you have to bend is minimal. Much more easy to just bend the 1/2" of sheet metal. You never see it once its done, as the fenderwell liner covers it.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. Thats what I figured.


    FYI do you have the tacomaworld server in your room or something? How the hell do you reply so fast :p
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    lol... I'm very observant...
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    LOL you guys are fast.

    Bending it is then...

    P.S.

    Are you sitting next to Delmarva?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    +1 to what these guys said... It's really not that hard, just takes a little time to work it out...
     
  8. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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