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Light Racing/SPC UCA question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jflan, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    jflan

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    For a new install on a 2nd generation I understand the "D" ball joint cam setting.
    For the preliminary camber setting, do I want to pull the ball joints all the way "outboard" before torquing the ball joint nut ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    Yep. But you should still get an alignment afterwards. I'm going tomorrow to see how far off/close this made mine.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Oh definitely on the alignment.
    Just want it as close as possible for the drive to the alignment shop. I would also like the shop to not have to touch the BJ adjustment.

    Mine's going to be aligned on Friday.
    Please post back with your results.

    Remember, caster wants to be 2.4 to 3.1
    My shop will go +2.8 tops. This is the Toyota max.
    Camber and toe keep near 0
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Chances are your shop won't want to touch the balljoint anyway. Unless you want to bump caster as high as your truck will allow, set the BJ all the way out with the SPC logo facing directly out and perpendicular to the tire. This will allow for a decent amount of caster and ability to correct camber and toe settings.

    If you want to set caster as high as you can, disregard adjusting camber at the LCA and instead rotate the cams for max caster, then adjust your camber at the BJ/UCA.


    IIRC my camber looked pretty good with the above setting. When I took a degree of caster out of the UCA and had the BJ all the way out I had a little positive camber. Nothing to be concerned over unless your alignment shop is a few hundred miles one way.

    This is my experience at least.

    Though you seem like you're on top of things, don't forget, Never torque the UCA bolt until it's at ride height.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    Yeah, that's the "D" position.

    The "D" postion gets you to +2 and I figure since the shop will only go to Toyota max of 2.8 that they will be able to get .8 from the LCA.

    Not sure what you mean here, I'm just hoping that "all the way outboard" with the BJ is the best place for starters.

    Yeah, I'm all over that one.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    Basically what I'm saying is +2 (D) and all the way outboard is just fine and you'll be set to get to the alignment shop and chances are your camber will be pretty close as it is.
    :)
     
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