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LR UCA Installation Problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Be3fTaco, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    Be3fTaco

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    So, I put a 3" OME lift on, but I wasn't able to get my stock UCAs off in order to put on my LR UCAs. When I tried to pull-out the bold holding the UCA in place, he head of the bolt went directly into the inside edge of the wheel well, so I would have had to remove the wheel well in order to get the bolt out. Am I missing something?

    The only idea I've had is to cut the head off the bolt and pull it through the other side of the UCA (the back side). I could then replace the bolt through the back end. Has anybody done that?

    Here are some pictures. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. Jan 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    anthony250f

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    Beat and pull the metal out of the way
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    Yep. Grab your biggest pair of channel locks and bend that sucker half an inch.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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  5. Jan 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    Be careful of lines on the inner fender
     
  6. Jan 4, 2013 at 6:31 AM
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    Exactly what I did. There are a couple of electrical lines (either that or ABS lines) to be careful that you don't grab ahold of. Just keep working the bolt out and bend the wheel well as needed. Then bend it back when you get the bolt out and put the new one in from the back. Or you can cut it off as you said as well. Very simple process. Good luck!
     
  7. Jan 4, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    I cut the head of the bolt off with a sawzall and then put new bolts in backwards
     
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