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new uca's or not?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rhewins13, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    rhewins13

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    so while i was home on r&r i bought a used 08 tacoma access cab with a toyotec lift. it has stock uca's on it, and i noticed that it drifts to the left when i let off of the wheel. i havent been able to look at it or check it out because im back in iraq, but i wanted to know if i could just take it to get aligned and fix the problem or if i had to get new uca's to get it properly aligned? i just want to know that this will fix the issue before i dish out $400 to camburg for new uca's
     
  2. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    What height are they set at ?
     
  3. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    i honestly couldnt tell u, i never checked it or anything, i noticed the drift right before i left and didnt have time to check.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    but its a 3" lift with 285 75 r16's
     
  5. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    At 3" you are into UCA territory in order to get a proper alignment
     
  6. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    thats what i was thinking, ive been reading up on it and i just wanted to be 100% sure before i spent the money
     
  7. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    thanks for serving.and yes you should get new uca's.depending on what kind of wheeling your going to do,the light racing ones work great for me and like half the price of the uni ball type.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    x2 light racing ones will do you fine unless you a wheeling pretty hard then go for the TC or Camburg Uniball UCAs. the light racing ones are nice too since you can adjust the camber and caster with a wrench and no hassle with cleaning the uniball
    if you want uniballs a few reputable companies are TC camburg, icon, all pro, built right and downsouth motorsports
     
  9. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    10-4 on that
     
  10. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    is there a way to order the camburgs from their website? i cant find it online, or does anyone know of another site to order them from?
     
  11. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    not sure try giving them a call, but are you going with the camburg ones that utilize the stock balljoint or the 1.25" uniball ones?
     
  12. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    nevermind, i found it. ordering them now
     
  13. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    damb,he knew what he wanted
     
  14. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    LOL that was like a 10 minute decision. so should i get long travel?:rolleyes:
     
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    haha i guess you could say that. i just researched it a lot. i dont really plan on goin offroading that much so i wouldnt need the uni-balls, the ones with the oem ball joints are going to be fine. and from my understanding, camburg and total chaos are the best out there, but total chaos is expensive and only offers the uniball
     
  16. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    what are the major differences in the camburg ball joint UCAs vs the light racing UCAs? the light racing ones use balljoints right? or uniballs?
     
  17. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    and it doesnt help that i really wanted them anyways, i just had to justify it to the old lady.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    balljoints, but i havent really heard much about the light racing ones. are they good? because i dont want to have to worry about them if i do go offroading
     
  19. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    you wont have to worry about them breaking if thats what you mean, alot of people run them and are very satisfied. personally if i had to pick between two balljoint ucas i would probably go with light racing because you can adjust them..ive never read about anyones experience with the camburg balljoints though, im just thinking out loud:eek:
     
  20. Oct 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    true. idk i just like the look of the camburgs, and when the money is there its kinda hard to say no to what you want. but uve heard good things about the light racing ones? maybe ill look into them
     
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