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Driver side UCA bolt

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RiverBoyTRD, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. RiverBoyTRD

    RiverBoyTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Please explain how to get it off, I'm bout to go ape shit on it ha!

    In other news install is going great!!
     
  2. bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    I cut the bolt heads off mine. And then there are fuel lines in the way.
    Did you check out the sticky?
    Here is how I got mine out.
     
  3. RiverBoyTRD

    RiverBoyTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My new UCAs didn't come with new bolts.....so unfortunately that isn't an option for me
     
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    xgalvanxgx seymour butts

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    order them from Toyota dealer. theyre like 32 for two.
     
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    bend the sheet metal that is in the way, and punch them out(with a punch). yes, it is tight, but still doable. getting them in, you would have to coerce them in the same manner, with light taps with a hammer.
     
  6. RiverBoyTRD

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    2 Hellas, 3 inch, spiders, grill guard, 285's, BHLM etc.
    Got it, bent the pinch weld a bit and it slid out. Was trying not to do that but oh well
     
  7. Me Likey TRD

    Me Likey TRD Well-Known Member

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    My condolences and sympathy. ;)

    Removing and replacing those bolts are the hardest part of your project by far. I remember just about wearing myself out messing with them.

    The rest of the install is a breeze - as you're finding out.
     
  8. bullaculla

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    I didn't want to bend the sheet metal either, so I bought new UCA bolts from the dealer before I got the UCAs. I paid $14 each.
     
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Yeah, wasn't it nice of Toyota to run them in backwards so you had to bend the shit out of it, you DID turn it around when you re installed .... right ???
     
  10. RiverBoyTRD

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    2 Hellas, 3 inch, spiders, grill guard, 285's, BHLM etc.
    All done. And yea installed backwards. Plus sway bar removed.

    ....very pleased with my set up
     
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