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Light racing UCA question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jspetrovitsis, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    jspetrovitsis

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    I had LR UCAs installed a few weeks ago and I am hearing noises from the front end that sound like it is shifting around. I also noticed that the guy that installed them left 4 washers in the box that were not used. Does anyone know if these are soposed to be used??? I have a 2011 txPro if that makes a difference.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    OZ-T

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    There are spacer washers that go on the inner side of the UCA / bolt connection

    I'll find a pic
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    when he installed it, I am pretty sure he just used the hardware that was on the stock UCAs
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    hmm alright, has anyone installed these and had left over washers when finished???
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Actually, come to think of it, I did have a leftover one because I forgot to replace one of the stock washers.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    I didn't have anything left over
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    x2...on a semi-related note, did they just change the torque specs to 150 ft lbs?
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Are the left over washers the big ones in the diagram or the smaller spacers ?
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    Should use washers they provide plus the 2 on each side stock.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Here are 2 pics of mine installed. Step ten tells you to load the suspension before tightening the upper bolt completely.

    I found I had a popping type noise coming from one side. It was that I didn't have it tight enough. Mainly could be heard going into or out of reverse or slow off camber turns.

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  13. Feb 8, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    yeah that is exactly when the noise happens, doesn't happen all the time but when i can tell there is pressure being put on the UCA i hear it. what did you do to fix this and did you have to realign it after???
     
  14. Feb 8, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    They are the 4 smaller ones. is it possible that the stock ones could have been reused?
     
  15. Feb 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Do the stock UCA's even have those spacers ?

    There is a total of 8 smaller spacers between the two UCA's , are the inner ones or the outers missing ? You should be able to see the outers if they are there .
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    No the stock ones only have the two outer washers. You need to use those and the provided washers. Should be NO washers left over.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Like OZ said, I don't think stock has them. First thing you need to do is check the diagram OZ linked and check for the washers. You can see one in both of the pics I attached.

    Since I skipped step ten, I got my wheels up, loosened the long bolt a little, set it back down and retorqued. It is hard reaching past the tire, but that took care of it for me.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Sorry to get off topic but does anyone have a how to on LR UCA's? I ordered some from wheelers recently. Cant wait to install.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    How to what ?
     
  20. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Install LR UCA's. Sorry about that!
     
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