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Need some help with suspension upgrade

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by shabbatrdpro2017, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sep 12, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    shabbatrdpro2017

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    2inch spacer lift, 285/75/16 BFG KO2’s, soon to come, upgraded UCA’s and OME Dakar leafs
    Hi ,

    Been a while since my last post.
    I installed a spacer lift about 2 months ago(2inch) along with 285/75/16 BFG KO2’s on my 2017 cement TRD Pro. Ever since i have a slight clunk whenever i mount a curb at an angle. Now went back to the installer, and we both think that the issue is the UCA’s hitting the coils in the front.
    The advice he gave me is to put aftermarket UCA’s.
    Now im finally ready to pull the trigger on the UCA’s but i would also want to remove the rear 2 inch blocks and do the add a leaf in the rear or completely replace the rear leaf packet with the OME el095R X2 dakar leaf springs.
    Please some advice wich UCA’s to go with. I live in tropical weather, lots of heat and rain, no snow, in Suriname, South America. Also, no dealer around here to take the truck to when i have these issues. Sothis forums is all ive got.

    Also, what are your thoughts on the OME Dakar leafs?

    I would like to do this once and pretty much leave the truck as is after this.

    EDIT: Also would like to add a 1/4 inch wheel spacer to clear the slight rubbing im having with the wider tires, but tried installing, but only had about 4 thread on the bolts, and i didn’t feel like that was long enough to be safe. So did not install those.

    Appreciate the help guys.

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  2. Sep 12, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    doorsidedown

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    I have Total Chaos UCAs and love em. I have the heavy duty dakars and they’re great too. Not as stiff as I was expecting.

    Here’s my opinion... there are a lot of great UCAs out there so it’s hard to go wrong... SPC light racing, JBAs, Total Chaos to name a few. I’m not going to get into the uniball vs ball joint convo, they’re both good.

    But if you get an AAL instead of going ahead and getting dakars, that’s what you’ll regret. Because you’ll end up ditching the AAL a few years down the road and STILL buying the full leaf replacement. Buy once cry once.
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    Thanks @doorsidedown i will def get the dakars then and be done with it.
    Now the only decision left are wich UCA’s to get. Was leaning toward the ICON’s with delta joint, because that is what the shop recommended but that’s becuase he is an ICON dealer, but he also carries Total chaos.

    Im wondering how the ride will change after installing the UCA’s. Heard that it is quite noticeable improvement.
     
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  4. Sep 12, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    it does help control bump steer and allows for a more custom alignment. Sounds like you’re going to a decent shop - adding UCAs won’t mean much if you don’t have an alignment tech that has experience with “lifted” trucks.
     
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  5. Sep 12, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    Yeah, the shop that installs the UCA’s unfortunately does not do the alignment themselves. I have to rely on not so eperienced shop for the alignmnet. Anyway, thanks for the help man.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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    Hey Jake -

    We'd love to get you setup with TOTAL CHAOS Upper Control Arms!
    (thread here)

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    When you lift a vehicle with factory upper control arms the wheel will move towards the rear of the vehicle (negative caster). With negative caster you will often have wandering or darting of the vehicle. The TOTAL CHAOS UCA's have positive caster built-in for lifted applications. This allows vehicles with 2.5-3" lifts to get back into factory alignment specs.

    The Urethane bushings offer reduced deflection compared to stock rubber bushings which gives you increased ride quality. Zerk fittings offer easy lubrication and maintenance. We designed the bushings and uniballs to easily be replaced when needed. We have some HOW TO videos in our TOTAL CHAOS forum.

    TOTAL CHAOS - UCA Maintenance (Lubricating Bushings & Uniballs) *VIDEO*
    TOTAL CHAOS - UCA Prep (Replacing Bushings & Uniballs) *VIDEO*


    Our UCAs are equipped with 100% stainless steel uniballs for maximum corrosion resistance and longevity. These uniball's also features a military grade PTFE woven fabric liner that helps prevent noise.

    For more info please visit WWW.CHAOSFAB.COM or the following thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/total-chaos-2016-toyota-tacoma-upper-control-arm-uca.553737/


    TOTAL CHAOS
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  7. Sep 12, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    WOW!! You guys are fast @TOTAL CHAOS . Thank you for the explanation of the caster after lifting. That clears things up a bit.
    I will see what the shop down here offers me. For sure they do not have UCA’s for tacoma in stock because down here we are right hand drive and they only keep hilux parts in stock.

    Cheers
     
  8. Sep 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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  9. Sep 12, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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  10. Sep 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    Hilux and Tacoma share the same UCA (#96504)
    If they don't have what you need have them contact us and we'll get something shipped ASAP

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