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New Built Right UCA's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BirdTRD, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    Here's the story. I needed some UCA's but I couldn't personally justify coughing up the better part of $700 for uniballs such as Total Chaos, AllPro, or Camburg. I had settled on getting the less expensive Light Racing when it came time to order. Then one day I'm fartin' around on TW and see that TRICOMA has $469 uniball UCA's listed in his signature. They were new Built Rights (which I've never heard of). So I pm Tri and everything sounded legit. Hesitantly, I called James at the Truck Shop and after a discussion with him I decided to take a chance and pulled the trigger. The Truck Shop shipped them fast, I installed them myself in a couple of hours, and the alignment tech loved them. He said they gave him all the wiggle room he needed to get the desired specs. With my stock upper control arms he had to sacrifice caster to get the desired camber.

    I can't give a long term report yet but so far I'm stoked with these. They give more space for tires and they don't touch the coils at full sag. They're beefy as hell and the tolerances they were manufactured to are tighter than a virgin. There is no "play" in these. In fact, I needed assembly lube just to get the pieces together. Very well manufactured.:)

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    The Truck Shop
    James Ederer (Owner)

    Address
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    San Diego, CA 92126

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    Tel (858) 408-0314

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    Sat: 10:00 - 6:00 (by appointment)
    Sun: closed

    www.sdtruckshop.com
     
  2. AlphaGeek

    AlphaGeek Member

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    Nice review. I'll definitely keep those in mind if I decide to upgrade my UCAs.
     
  3. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    looking good, I might go for a set of these instead of my light racing UCAs
     
  4. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Glad someone chimed in with a review. I am probably going to go with these instead of TC when I do my lift...I see no reason why the TC are worth the extra money...these even seem (from my gawking at photos of both) to have more clearance for the coilover...
     
  5. toku58

    toku58 Well-Known Member

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    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    They look like a good pair. Sort of looks like the AP's. Make sure you keep us updated on how they hold up!:thumbsup:
     
  6. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    At full sag, my stock arms hit my coils. I can happily say these aren't even close to the coils at full sag. A good inch and a half or so away from my 285's too.:)
     
  7. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    I am planning to go with Icon ext travel COs and that was a big concern for me, as it is confirmed TC UCAs impact the coil at full droop.

    These may as well...I'm not sure...but regardless they're still $200 cheaper.
     
  8. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    Jandrews, if you give me 'til tomorrow, I'll take a pic looking down from inside the wheel well at full droop so you can see the clearance. I'm guessing it will clear pretty well because the uniball's travel isn't in line with the coil body
     
  9. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    I'd appreciate it. And no rush. Whenever you have a dead minute.
     
  10. TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    Greg nice review. I have had not time to get a review done but here are some pictures from my install. I love the UCA but I have only stock to compare them with but they are great. They feel so much better on an off the road. I have about 2.25 lifted with my Kings not cranked up at all. I had no problems with alignment as well. My kings are extend as well. Here are some pictures of my install.

    The Truck Shop
    James Ederer (Owner)


    Address
    8660 Miramar Road
    San Diego, CA 92126

    Phone
    Tel (858) 408-0314

    Hours
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    Sat: 10:00 - 6:00 (by appointment)
    Sun: closed

    www.sdtruckshop.com



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  11. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Yeah....built right UCAs for me it is...
     
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    Do they rub with 33" tires?

    I want to be able to install some 33" tires, from what I have read, 33" tires may rub the stock UCA.
     
  13. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    33" tires try real hard to rub everything. I have 33's and it takes a combination of wheel backspacing (or spacers), fender trimming, and suspension lift to run them without rubbing the UCA's, the plastic fenders, and/or the body mounts.
     
  14. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    pm sent
     
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    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    thats a good price... now im tempted???
     
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  17. TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    These retail for $599, but I told james that anyone that comes from TW and tells him you heard it from Me that he would give you the special price.

    I will be at corral canyon tomorrow with them.
     
  18. HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    So, I just got back from another alignment and still not close on getting a caster angle into spec! - I have All Pro UCAs and I'm thinking about jumping ship! Does anyone have an actual print out off from their alignment?

    Every single shop I have taken it to - 5 so far can't get any closer than between 4.7 and 5.1 for the Caster angle.

    Has anyone had the same problem with All Pro UCAs?

    Do these cure this problem?

    Thanks
     
  19. socal16

    socal16 Well-Known Member

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    They look great! I'll be ordering some in a few weeks
     
  20. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    The LR UCAs set on 0 add 2 degrees to stock caster setting. I had 1.2 before and 3.3 after. Oh...5100s set at 2.5 with 1.5 AAL out back. That's what is cool about the LRs, there are 5 settings to deal with caster adjustment and they have the extra camber adjustment on them too...that and the pricing. Just doesn't have the uniball.
     
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