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How do you know if you need UCA's after lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by thebigk, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    thebigk

    thebigk [OP] 6 Double 5 3 2 1

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    Got my lift on. Got my tires on. Got alignment and balancing done.

    What are some of the signs of needing new UCA's?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Brunes

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    What are the numbers from your alignment?? Do you have any wandering issues with your steering/road tracking??
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    thebigk

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    I didn't get the numbers when they aligned it but the tech said everything was within spec.

    Yes sir....the truck seems to wander...and it seems like it grabs every bump crack and crevice in the road.
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Brunes

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    How much lift did you install?? I'm going to wager that you need new UCAs if you have wandering.

    Those numbers would have been helpful to see- maybe take it back to wherever did it and tell them it's wandering and see if they'll check it again and give you the numbers??
     
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