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Lifting my Tacoma questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by biasottw, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    biasottw

    biasottw [OP] Member

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    Hey all,
    So I new to this so bear with me, my knowledge may not be up to stuff but I am trying to learn as I go. I am looking to get a 3" lift in the coming month or so. I am looking at the toytec 3" with rear AAL. This kit comes with new coils, however, I have the stock coils from the TRD OffRoad. Would new ones be better or should I just stick with the current ones. Also, how necessary are new UCA's? Wont an alignment fix any problem with lifting? I have read a few different contradictions about them and just want to get a better picture before dumping $1000 on new ones. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    When lifting 3", your geometry looses caster. With the stock UCA's, an alignment shop can somewhat fix this by dialing in more Camber....Making the tops of the tires lean outward Like this when looking from the front of the truck to the back


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    New UCA's can correct this, as many have more caster built into them.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    05offroad

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    The new coilovers from Toytec use bilstien 5100s for a strut...which are much better then the stock bilstiens. As far as the UCA's, you don't have to get them but your alignment will be off. not anything major but it wont be perfect. Another issue I had with lifting and stock Uca's is the angle on your stock ball joint. Over time it will wear out because of the increased angle. Uca's will give you a uniball that is much stronger, smoother, and also replacable. As well as bringing your alignment back where it is supposed to be. Hope this helps.

    Oh and by the way you dont need to spend $1000 on Uca's. Contact Tri (tricoma) about the built right arms. Quality is right up there with TC and Camburg, but the price is low to tacoma world members.
     
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