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Do Chaos UCA need oil?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rzimm001, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    rzimm001

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    Just installed my UCA's and am loving them. I was just wondering if the uniball could stand to be sprayed with any kind of lubricant. I already greased the red bushings. Now I'm just wondering about the ball. Any ideas? Thanks

    Bobby
     
  2. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    NO OIL. Use a dry teflon lube.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    Hmm... Teflon. Is that easily acquired at my local hardware store? Is it like a powder or what?

    Bobby
     
  4. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    Try and find a Spray Teflon lube. Local Hardware store should carry it. You should only have to apray them once a year or so.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Thanks Chris, sounds good. One more question since your online. I noticed when I do my serious offroading, occasionally it results in the entire steering wheel being off center (Turned about 10% to either the right or left) although the handling feels solid. The alignment shop always get it back to being perfect again but the guy said tacomas have a weak bushing in the rack and pinion that can move right or left somewhat. Is there any practical upgrade for this problem or am I just asking too much of the taco?

    Thank you
     
  6. Sep 17, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Energy suspension has some Poly bushings, but Im not sure if they are out for the sencond gens yet. I dont know why your alignment has been knocked off center. I have beaten on mine pretty good, and its still straight. Im wondering if the alignment shop isnt setting the cam adjusters tight enough.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    What should I torque them to? I'd be curious if the aren't torqued down tight enough. Anything else I can tighten down?
     
  8. Sep 17, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    The Uniball gets torqued to 95# or so. Not to exceed 100#. UCA bolt is 83# IIRC.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    What about the camber adjusters you were talking about. How tight should those be?
     
  10. Sep 17, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Not sure. I think about 80 to 100#...The alignment shop shoud torque those though.
     
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