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did you get UCAs with your 3" lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by teamfast, Oct 15, 2010.

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Did you get the UCAs with your Toytec 3" ultimate lift

Poll closed Nov 14, 2010.
  1. Yep got the UCAs with toytec lift kit

    18 vote(s)
    30.5%
  2. Nope, and haven't had any problems

    30 vote(s)
    50.8%
  3. Nope but wish I did because I couldn't get it aligned right

    11 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    teamfast

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    The more i read the more I am getting turned off these 3" lifts.
    Im concerned there will be problems if I don't get the UCAs from Toytec. They are an expensive upgrade to this kit. Thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    yamaha73

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    ive got a 3 inch and my truck alligned fine, i asked the guy how hard it was and he said a little harder than normal but nothin to bad and its alligned perfect
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    chris4x4

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    And by "Perfect", There is no way he got it back into the 0* toe, 0* Camber, and 2+* caster that is Perfect when lifted 3". The alignment may be "In spec", but by sacrificing caster, and adding a little more Camber.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    yamaha73

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    ok my apologies, not "perfect" but pretty damn close
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    I ordered a set of the LR ucas today :)

    I'm only at just over 2'' right now (OME 884s) but I plan on installing my top plates pretty soon and when I do I didn't want any problems.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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  7. Oct 15, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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  8. Oct 15, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    That's like saying masturbating, is pretty damn close to real sex!LOL!!
     
  9. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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  10. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    haha ok ok
     
  11. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    x3. dropping $450 on some LR ucas isn't bad compared to wearing your $800 tires uneven :eek:
     
  12. Oct 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    I wonder if it really differs from truck to truck?! My friend has a d-cab long box and had the OME 3" kit installed with the top plates, and the dakar springs...got his alignment pretty good at 0 toe, 0 camber, and 2.0/ 2.1 caster. I have 2.6 ish inches, and I just barely squeeked out 1.9/ 2.0 caster on mine...both ride the same as before the lifts. I would say try it out, and see what happens...maybe you'll get lucky like my friend.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    i don't have them and i have had no trouble, my alignment is in spec and is not an issue, and the tires may wear a little uneven. at the time of the lift, i didn't have the extra money for them. i will probably get them when the money adds up a little more, but not for now.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Great poll. Was wondering about this!
     
  15. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    I have a Toytec kit and have not had a single problem with my alignment or anything really. Didnt need UCA's or anything. The only thing i would have changed, is got some heavier coils, I put the Allpro and a winch and it kinda squats in the front now.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    You need a reply that says...

    "No and I barely got the alignment within factory specs and wore down my tires within under 10,000 miles EVEN after rotating them front to back twice".

    UCA's are cheaper than tires. After your tires wear out in a year (instead of 4 -5 years) you'll wish you'd bought the UCA's.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    To get an opinion from someone who doesn't have UCA's, and who doesn't have their truck set at the ideal alignment settings?:eek:

    How can anyone who doesn't know how good their truck can actually drive, give a reliable opinion?

    Most of them believe that anywhere in factory spec. is good!:rolleyes:

    You need to do your research and decide for yourself. After the 3" lift my truck handled O.K. like a truck. (I figured it was a truck and I couldn't expect much)
    But after the UCA's were installed and the "IDEAL" alignment was achieved.
    My truck handled like a sports car! (Well maybe not that good, but way better than when it was stock):D

    Also even if you get UCA's?
    If you don't get it set up correctly, you're just wasting your money!
     
  18. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    I dont have them for my Tacoma, but I did order up a set for my 4runner. I just want to get the lift done right the first time.

    For the Tacoma, I dont plan on ever getting any because I may not even need an UCA in the future :D
     
  19. Oct 17, 2010 at 1:22 AM
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    I couldn't get my alignment specs right so I bought some Light Racing UCAs...I love em :)
     
  20. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Sorry don't mean to hijack, and I know it's kinda newb, but can someone explain to me the whole UCA thing? I figured out that it means upper control arm, right? Now what is the purpose of changing them out? Are they adjustable? What's with the uniball or ball joint thing? Other than helping with alignment, what are the benfits?

    Thanks, and sorry again,
    Scott
     
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