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Installed LR UCA's and billies..Toe in BAD!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by badguybuster, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Ok. I installed my LR UCA's today (notice I painted them to match the truck :D). I also installed my 5100's with OME 885's and toytec spacers. The install went perfect..no fuss..no muss. Now, I definitely have to have my alignment done ASAP!! The tires are toe'd in really bad.:confused: That really sucks since there is no way to get it done until Monday. Sorry that the pics are bad, I took them with my cell phone at night by the lovely glow of work lights.

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    Dontcha just love road salt!!!!:mad:

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    I also did some fiddling with my bumper and flares to try and minimize the damage done when the chicken shit hit me and took off. Wasn't too successful.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    how hard was the install of the uca......im saving for a set myself.....any special tools needed??
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    Did mine today too. Very easy install, only took an hour and a half for the Light Racing UCA's. I'm also in the same situation on alignment, have to wait until Monday. I already had it lifted so I think my alignment is close as I use my "eyeball" guage.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    I tried the eyeball as best as I could. But installing both the struts and the UCA's really put it out of whack. I hate to even drive it like this but I don't have any choice. It will definitely go in on Monday.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    man that is a good setup u should be fine til monday. unless you have a long commute or something.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Something doesnt look right.....Shouldnt the gold'ish peice of steel under the UCA have the flat side facing out?
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    hard to tell in that pic.my flat is facing to the rear of the truck with the rounded part to the front.[​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Its hard to tell from the picture, but I would agree that it appears the UCAs were assembled incorrectly.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    The UCA's are installed correctly. The gold piece you guys are talking about is how the caster is adjusted. It can be rotated to 8 different settings (spread out evenly over a 360 degree rotation). It looks like he has it set at a +2.0 caster, which is what he needs to correct his alignment.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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  11. Jan 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    Yeah you can spin the ball joint in the LCA to change caster. Just depends how much change you need. No change at all has the flat side facing out
     
  12. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    I got the alignment done today and it took about 2 hours. The Tech couldn't figure out how to work the adjustible ball joints. I had to show him (after providing the directions). Once he got the hang of it, there were no issues. She is in perfect alignment. Although, after going up another 1/2" in lift I am getting a very slight vibration at highway speeds. Nothing really noticeable but she is my girl and I notice everything!!! I really love the look of the LR UCA's, especially after painting them to match the truck. Combined with the new 885's and Billies, she is rockin it out!!!!:D
     
  13. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:07 AM
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    good to hear.
     
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    Thanks for that link. I have 5100s @ 2.5 & LR UCAs sittin in the garage waitin for my lame ass to throw them on & go get a free alignment. Looks to me that for 2+ caster, (according to the chart in the link), the flat sides should point outward on each side with the ball joint stud pulled back towards rear of truck. Toytec posted that chart, I need + caster back & will be following this chart.

    BTW, none of the positions on the chart indicate clocking the rounded side of the locking plate toward the outside,front or rear of the vehicle for any caster setting. If you check out the chart, the only thing changing the caster is how you center the balljoint stud. The flat side points out in every position, which is also what Chris4x4 was saying about it not looking right. If he's skeptical, you might wanna listen up.........Not sure how OP got correct alignment with round side out but cool if so. I however, will be following the chart from Toytec post & Chris4x4's intuitiveness.
     
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    I will take a pic tonight to show my settings, so ya'll can see how it looks.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    So when you installed them did you mess with any of the adjustments?
     
  17. Jan 12, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    No, I set it at "0". Or at least what I believe was zero:D. then I let the alignment guys do their thing.
     
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