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Help me spend (or not) my money

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cdavis, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    Cdavis

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    OME 2.5" Front, Rear add-a-leaf with extended shackles, Downey Super-clutch, 33" BFG MT
    So I need a couple of new upper ball joints... Which begs the question, while I'm at it, why not just get some toytech uca's? Anyone have any insight on those specifically? Some moog ball joints are only 40 bucks...
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Whitfield

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Buyer beware ~ even name brands are having to knock out a CHEAP product competing with the Tawian parts just to stay in business.

    Consider the consequences of failure and buy accordingly.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    shitroc

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    i assume your talking about the Light Racing UCAs eh? i dont think toytec makes any themselves. try doing a search on the LR UCAs and you will find a tonne of info and opinions on them.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    How about some details about your truck and how you use it. Its difficult to give you any meaningful advice without details.

    What year?
    6 lug or 5 lug?
    4x4 or 4x2?
    any lift or plans for lifting?
    Off road much?
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Cdavis

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    OME 2.5" Front, Rear add-a-leaf with extended shackles, Downey Super-clutch, 33" BFG MT
    Sorry, guess I spaced out on that one...


    It's an '01, access cab, has a 2.5 inch OME lift, with 285's... It has just over 190k and is running well. It's used mostly as a "trailhead approach" vehicle with lots of highway miles, then an 4wd approach to get access for skiing/climbing, etc...


    Basically, the question was is it worth it to just upgrade the UCAs, or just put in some new, possibly beefy-er ball joints and expect them to wear out again?
     
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