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Differences In Aftermarket UCA Caster/Camber Adjustment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by splitbolt, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    splitbolt

    splitbolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently considering 3; Total Chaos, Camburg(ball joint type), and Light Speed.
    I understand somewhat how the Light Speed UCA achieves adjustment; but, how does the Total Chaos and Camburg do it? Or, are they just a preset level of additional caster created by a new geometry?
    I'm new to this and don't even know how the 'stock' caster/camber are adjusted...
    What am I missing here?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    when you lift tacomas they loose caster and gain positive camber. You need aftermarket arms to relocate the top of the spindle back a smidge which brings everythign back in line. The TC UCAs move the tire way far back though, but they work for most people even though the tire will not be centered in the wheel well anymore.
    I like the the look of the light racing arms as they have an adjustble upper joint whereas the others do not.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Using the TC UCAs makes the tire more off center in the wheel well then using the Light Racing UCAs???????
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    So, on a stock setup caster and camber are adjusted at the lower control arm? If this is correct, I assume the same would be true for a Total Chaos and Camburg setup?

    So, based on a stock setup the TC UCA gives you a preset +4 degrees caster, whereas the LR UCA gives an adjustable caster of 0 through +4?

    BTW, I will be lifting my truck using the complete OME kit.
     
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