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Do I need UCAs??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bowhuntingaddict, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    bowhuntingaddict

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    I just got billy 5100s, and after I got the lift on the trcuk drove perfectly, no wandering or anything up to 80mph, but after I got new tires and got it aligned it started to shake, is this the tire fault or do I need new UCAs?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    tires may need to be rebalanced. what setting do you have the 5100's at. UCA's are recmmended for anything over 2".
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Road force balanced
     
  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Its set at 2.5in, but i think I'll go get it road force balanced first
     
  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    definitly get a roadforce balance done, little pricey(25$/wheel) but well worth it.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    what is road force balanced? i've heard about it a few times on here. how is it different than normal balancing?
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    its a different type of wheel balancing in which they find the heavy spots in the tire and wheel and sit the tire on the wheel in such a way that the heavy spots cancel eachother out and you get a better balanced tire/wheel.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Mucher cheaper to try and correct it via road force balance than to drop 400-600 on a set of UCAs.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    oh thanks. i recently had new tires installed, i wonder if they were "road balanced"? hmmmm....
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    you may want to check firestone. if that doesnt work get uca's
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  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    can you get away with road force balancing and not the regular balancing? or are they too different and still require regular balancing?
     
  13. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    x2. UCA's really have nothing to do with shaking/vibs anyway.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    i doubt it,a roadforce balance is usually something that you have to ask for since its more expensive
     
  15. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    you would think they would do it without asking because if its more expensive, then they'll make more money... either way, road balanced or not, my tires ride smooth so its all good!
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:46 AM
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    well I have 5100 set at 2.5" w/o vibration and pull L or R at all . Truck drive perfect No need UCA . Do you have aftermarket wheels or stockers ?
     
  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    OP I believe I have the same wheels and they dont make hub centric models. We both have lugcentric, I havent had a problem but I think you might be having issues with that.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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    When are UCAs actually beneficial for a truck, i see above someone said 2" then it helps
    But when do you want to make the purchase of these?

    (I thought about making a thread but maybe this will work)
     
  20. Aug 21, 2010 at 12:59 AM
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    If sterling wheel shake You may need rebalance the tires or check lug nuts because lug nuts must go in all the way .
     
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