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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Johnny Taco, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Johnny Taco

    Johnny Taco [OP] Member

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    How do you know when or if you ever need to replace your UCAs? I have had some fun on trails in Mexico but nothing too rough. I know My coils are a little worn and wanted to upgrade any way so I have purchased the Toytec ultimate lift kit. I do not plan to go any higher than the preset 2.5", will I need to get new UCAs anyway?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Gen 1 at 2.5" most likely you won't need aftermarket UCA's. Gen 2 you would.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    Johnny Taco

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    Thanks for the reply! From what I have seen, most people have gone with after market. Does it really make that big of a difference?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    jberry813

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    There are two main reasons for aftermarket UCAs

    1) Getting alignment caster back in spec. The higher you lift the truck, the harder it is to get respectable caster numbers. Aftermarket UCA's change the angle of dangle.
    2) Ditching factory ball joints and going with uniball to aid in more travel. The factory ball joints will bind if you go with an extended shaft (mid travel coilover) setup.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    Johnny Taco

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    Thanks for the info guys. Great looking trucks by the way!
     
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