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Light racing ball joint

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by getpsycho, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Aug 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    getpsycho

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    Hi everyone

    Just want to have your opinions. I put LR UCA on my tacoma with a OME setup with 885. I drove it for about 30 000km. Last week i have to change the wheel bearing on the front right wheel and i notice that the ball joint is loose. I don't know how to say that, i'm a french speeking guy so...But the ball joint have a big play from up to down like almost 1/4 of a inch. I'm the only one to see this? I don't really off-road, i just installed them to correct my alignment. I think this UCA is supposed to be tougher than the stock?

    Excuse my english
     
  2. Aug 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    OZ-T

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    pm BGR , he has had his LR UCA balljoints replaced under warranty twice I think
     
  3. Aug 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Seabass

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    Mine have over 20,000 miles on them and are tighter than a drum. I wheel them pretty hard, too. Odd.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    By BGR he means TW Member "brutalguyracing". You can send him a private message. He is a nice guy, his name is Scott.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Ya , my bad
     
  6. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    Soon as I replace mine with something else my LR UCA's are going right in the trash
     
  7. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Why? Even with bad bushings they're worth selling.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    i've had zero issues with mine in 3 years,but i dont wheel hard or hardly at all anymore
     
  9. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Is this a common problem LR uca's? I find it odd that this thread has popped up just as I am planning to install mine....:ohsnap:
     
  10. Aug 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    No, there have been a few cases of parts not performing like they should but SPC has generally taken care of it (Specialty Parts Company is the parent to Light Racing). I wouldn't hesitate to throw a set on my truck.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    ok cool, thanks.
     
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