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Installing coilovers and UCA questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brs127s, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    brs127s

    brs127s [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have searched the forums and read alot of information, but still have some questions. I am going to install Toytec coilovers and LR UCAs to replace my spacer lift. When I put the spacer/strut assembly on, I seperated at the lower ball joints. Based upon what I have read, I shouldn't have to do that this time should I? Does anybody have any basic tips for doing this swap?

    Would it be beneficial to go ahead and change the lower ball joints (still the originals with just under 98,000 miles) while I am swapping in the coilovers and UCAs?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    DR Da_da

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    I have Light Racing UCAs waiting for me to install them. I plan on cutting the heads off of the original UCA mounting bolts in order to get them out w/out bending my inner fenders. Since I'll already be purchasing new UCA bolts, is it a good idea to go ahead and replace the associated nuts and the steel washers as well (one nut and two washers per side)? Or, is it completely okay to simply reuse those washers and nuts?

    Also, if I should replace them, what are the part #s for the washers? (I can't find them anywhere.)

    Thanks!
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    sytfu510

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    I just installed my LR UCA's I cut the OEM long bolt and reinstalled new ones going the opposite direction, don't forget to use the new washers included with your UCA's! I reused the same nut/washer on the outer end and have not had any issues yet.
     
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