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Do I need UCA's?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1998tacoma4x4, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    I am going to be purchasing a set of Donahoe coilovers for my 98 tacoma 4x4. I am wondering if I need to get a pair of UCA's to run these. Also do i need longer brake lines of limit straps for them. I am going to be setting them around 1.5 or 2 inches of lift to level out my truck once i install my deavers which offer 1.5 inches of lift as well.
    Whats with the different shock lengths, is there a donahoe regualr bolt in and a bolt in extended length shock.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    No you don't need UCA's if your alignment is fine... But if your alignment is off and you "wander", then it might be a good idea.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    My truck does like to wander to the right a little bit, even after i get it aligned. do you know why? i checked my tire pressure but im think it could be my steering system bushings or something.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Hmm... Could be the UCA's, not too sure. I'll let somebody with some more experience chip in. Don't want to spread around any false info. :eek:
     
  5. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    How can i fix that?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    how will a UCA fix my alignment if my truck cannot be aligned with the stock UCA, im not arguing or anything im just curious.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    No what im asking is how does the alignment process change with new UCA's?
     
  8. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    The aftermarket UCAs allow the truck to be aligned further, past where the stock UCAs max out.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    o ok thanks
    anyone know if there is a major difference in the donahoe bolt in coils and the extended bolt in coils?
     
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