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Light racing ucas on a 3 in lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by aidenhardcore, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    aidenhardcore

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    Hey guys. Going to buy a 3 in lift in a week and will need new ucas. Was looking at the total chaos and light racing. Light racing seems to be 350 shipped on the group buy right now. I know the total chaos ones are more money and look much bettter but money is tight. Would the light racing ones be fine for a 3 in lift with 265s and stock wheels. Will they perform just all fine as the other ones. I know the total chaos has more travel but I heard the light racing ones better for factory ride but I do offroad on the weekend. Let me know what you guys thing
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    The light racing ones might be better for the salty New England roads. The uniballs do offer more travel but are significantly more expensive and the people who have the LR UCA's don't seem to have any issues with them holding up. I'm also thinking about jumping on the LR group buy, $375 shipped BTW, not $350.

    What kind of lift are you going with?
     
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    Had them on the old lifted truck, great stuff. Plenty of extra adjustability for camber and caster for lifted. Hated leaving them on the 05 when trading for the 08.
     
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    Yes, you would be fine with the LR UCA's.
     
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    unless you are running high end coilovers like icons or kings and you want maximum articulation then go with the light racings. I have them with a 3 inch ome lift and they are awesome.the best thing about the light racing will be the day when you need to replace the ball joint and it just unbolts from the arm= frickin awesome.
     
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    Wow guys. Thanks for the quick replys . I'm deff going to use the group buy and get them now. Thanks for the help. I was going with the billes and eibach cause I didn't have any money for ucas and that lift would give me 2.5 and I would be ok but since I'm getting the ucas now I might go for the ome 3 in kit for only 100 more and have a full 3 in kit now. But idk still deciding. Ome seems better so .....
     
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    It' says billes and eibach give a 3 in lift but I heard the springs is only 1.5 inches and the ome springs are 2 inches so I'm thinking the ome will give a more higher lift? A true 3 in lift. Will the billies give a full 3 inches too. And after the lift and ucas and dip drop and Alex shims, I shouldn't need anything else right. Those are all the parts I'll need to have a lifted truck. Keep in mind I'm keeping the 265 tires and stock steel wheels.
     
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    Eibachs lift 1.6" on their own , with the billies set to .85 , you get approx 2 1/2" of lift .

    The OME 885x coils lifted my DCLB 4x4 2 1/2" without top plate spacers , if you want a full 3" with the 885's you need to add top plate spacers .
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Toytec makes a kit for the 5100's and Eibachs with a thicker top plate to get to a true 3" lift. OME 885's and the top plate spacers would also get you to 3" of lift.

    I'd skip the diff drop and shims unless you figure out you need them. The diff drop doesn't really do anything for the 2005+ Tacoma, there have actually been some really good threads about it too. Unless you're lifting the rear 2" or more, you might not ever need the shims.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    Ok great guys. Thanks for the help. So basically both kits will give you a true 3 in kit. Just the billes and elbach kit has a thicker top plate and the ome kit has a regular top plate right? Might just go with billes kit and save the 100 bucks and put the thicker plate on for full 3 in.
     
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