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Order Light Racing UCAs from Fat Bobs, soon

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Outlaw, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    I just called and ordered my Light Racing UCa's from Fat Bob's Garage.
    I asked how long the "special pricing" would continue, and they are saying only until middle of June, so just a couple weeks left.
    They list them on the website for $450 plus shipping, but that is the lowest they can advertise.
    If you call Fat Bob's Garage to place your order at 801.395.2134, they will give you the special pricing, which is around $xxx plus shipping. ( PM ME iF you want the price not supposed to publicly announce price)
    I went ahead and ordered them, and total cost was $xxx shipping included.
    Just wanted to give you all a heads up in case you are lifting or having alignment issues after lifting your Tacoma.
    I have OME 884s and OME shocks, and was hoping to avoid getting new UCA's with that set up, but after 2 alignments and though "caster was within spec", my camber was off so my front tires looked like this \ / . Because I didnt want to wear out my tires, I sacrificed caster(out of spec) to get better camber so my tires are more like | | . and with not enough caster the truck doesnt handle very well.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    your camber was that bad? wow..i have the same stuff and my caster is cool. camber? not so cool.

    good luck..that is a great price. i helped install a set. short of installing that BJ wrong side out, the job was cake.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    My camber was pretty bad, but within spec. I could tell just by looking though.
    Here is after first alignment:Outlaw Tacoma 073.jpg

    and here is after the second ( my choice was to sacrifice caster by getting better camber (so I wouldnt wear my tires prematurely)IMG_0187.jpg
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    i get it...you are going to love the new numbers.

    i need to get UCA's too. i guess my tech made the same sacrifice.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    Yeah it just doesnt handle as well as it did when stock. Sort of wanders a bit. Not out of control wandering, but I want it to handle like its on rails.
    Sucks to have to spend the extra cash, but better to do it right!
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    outlaw i just did the same thing i also ordered mine for fat bobs. what a difference the new LR UCA's made. i am now at 0 toe 0 camber and 2.4 and 2.7 caster. the side are different for the crown in the road and the truck drives really smooth now.

    i will tell you the alignment guys had a horrible time figuring out what a 5 year old could figure out. i ended up have to work with them and show them how to adjust the UCA's

    if i were you when you install them set them at 0 or in other words with the flat side (it will have lettering on it) and the camber set 1/2 way. mine can out great set like that. after i got it back to that (that is where i had it set when i installed them) since the techs moved them and changed shit it was almost perfect and they were able to use just the adjustments on the truck.

    let me know if you have any questions after 2 weeks of screwing with this i feel pretty knowledgeable about it:D
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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  8. May 25, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    I know you were getting pretty frustrated when you were chiming in on my previous threads about alignment problems. Damn, how many alignments did you do before you finally bought new UCA's?
    Just glad you figured it all out and are happy now!
    Thanks for the tips brother! I might have to get in touch with you when I get them in and am ready to install.
    Did you put them on yourself, and then took it in for the alignment?
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    i edited my OP so the price doesnt show now.
    Feel free to PM for the price if you want to know or just call them!
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    225, your avatar is very distracting.

    i googled your deer. amazing bro.
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    outlaw. how long ago did you do your lift?

    my 884's seem to have settled a good bit. i think i can get my alignment shop to readjust for free. i think i may see if it helps. i think i only have 2" in front now. it has been about 2-3 months for me..and several thousand miles with plenty of offroading.

    i want UCA's and they are easy enough to install..just curious.
     
  12. May 25, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    yep i put them on in about 2 1/2 hours it is not hard to do. i had 2 alignment before i bought them and 5 after (thank god for life time alignments)!!!!!!!!!!!! now it is all good.
     
  13. May 25, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    sorry man i can change if you like LOL
     
  14. May 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Its only been about a month and half.
    I called ARB ( OME ) and they said to give them 2,000- 3,000 miles, and they should settle and get back within spec.
    They are settling a bit now.
    Since I already took my truck back to change the alignment, they wont do it free again, but initially they said if I get new UCas they would do another alignment. ( i used my freebie up)
    i want 0* toe,0*camber, and 2.5* caster like it should be.
    So im doing it.
    i may add the 1/2 top plate to go up just a little too.
     
  15. May 25, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    please keep us posted. thanks.
     
  16. May 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    thanks guys.
    i will keep posting as things progress.
    i will check with the alignment guys after i get my UCAs installed, but thinking I might take it to the dealer next time.
    Signing off the computer for today.
    Beer time!
     
  17. May 25, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    Good Luck with the UCA's. I have the Light Racing and love them. I just have a pesky slight pull to the right that the dealer can't seem to fix.
     
  18. May 28, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    My UCAs were just delivered!!!
    Ordered Tuesday, delivered today Friday!
    Im pretty stoked about this !!!!
     
  19. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    I just ordered mine a couple days ago and just waiting for them to arrive. So it seems like many people had problems with the alignment...????? Is it that hard for alignment techs to figure out how to adjust and align properly.. that kind of scares me I hope they don't really mess my alignment up once i install the UCA's. I'm scared to take my truck in for alignments I have had many bad experiences and I hope I don't have another one.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    It's not rocket science. They come with a very basic set of setting points. but look at them and they are sort of self explanatory.
    They add + or - caster depending on which way you rotate them.:D
     
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