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JBA vs Light Racing UCAs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Uphillshunter, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Nov 12, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok... so I'm getting together a parts list to start work on my 1st gen Prerunner Doublecab.

    I've got the UCAs narrowed down to 2 choices. Both options are non-uniball, I'm not interested in the added maintenance they come with.

    Choices are between the:
    Light Racing - http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/ligh...ntrol-arms-1995-2004-toyota-tacoma-25460.html

    JBA - http://jbaoffroad.com/jba-std-high-caster-upper-a-arms-for-1996-2004-toyota-tacoma.html

    Light Racing - Pros:
    Higher degree of adjustability (the alignment shop, I use, actually has techs that would know how to use the additional adustability).

    JBA - Pros:
    Slightly better price... AND the ball joints are greaseable
    (Not excited they are red though)

    I'm leaning towards the JBAs. I like the fact that they are greaseable (and a bit less expensive). I'm looking to go 3"-3.5" of lift in the front. I'm not looking to do anything with the truck beyond some (pretty) gnarly fire roads in the Sierras.

    Is there a reason I would "need" the additional caster camber adjustment of the Light Racing UCAs? Or am I good to go with the JBA? Anyone that has input on these two options would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    I have had the JBA arms on my 14 for over 15k miles. You will have no problem getting your front end aligned. I have the moog balljoints on mine. The arms have been rock solid. JBA also has great customer service. I have never used the light racing arms so I have no comment about them.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Less chopping/smashing with SPCs if you go +4* caster pushing the wheel forward in the well. This will probably only be a factor with 315s or 35s. You will have to do some with this size tire, but less with positive caster.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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  6. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    The current version have greasable joints, they upgraded the joint about 1.5 years ago.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 1:28 PM
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    10/4... I think I'll be going the SPC route then.

    Thanks for all the responses everyone!
     
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    I'm looking to pull the trigger on these at the first of the month. I will hit you up then :thumbsup:
     
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