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Light Racing UCA Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chvymechanic, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    chvymechanic

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    So I just got my LR UCA and am a little confused about how to install the ball joint that came with the new UCA. The plate that can be positioned for caster change, along with how to place it in the UCA, round side out or flat side with SPC on it out. I have the OME 881 on the Nitro-charger strut with the 10 mm top plate spacer. Rendering a rough 2.5 inches of lift.

    My thought is to have that plate positioned at 0 degrees and having the flat edge with the SPC aimed out.

    Can anyone confirm my thoughts or correct my thinking.


    Thanks in advance for the help!


    Pictures below depict my thoughts

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  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    SPC side out are how mine are.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    There are some really good threads on this in the suspension section. Seems like your question has come up quite a bit.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    There is but most of the good info and pictures are based on 2nd gens. Would it be the same for my '04 1st gen?
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Any 1st gens out there that have installed these?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    sub'd for reference on my install this weekend
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    I have LR UCSs on my truck. For the adjustment plate set at the zero setting, the longest part of the plate will run parallel to the axle. For the ball joints, the rounded part will be facing the tire.
     
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