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Reason for after-market UCA's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dark Knight, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    In the middle of installing some new SpiderTrax spacers I found why new uca's are going to be important with a 3" lift. On the passenger side of the truck the spring is in just the right spot, at full suspension drop, to rub the sealed ball joint making the seal split open. Dont know for how long it has been like this but it makes me want/need new uca's sooner then i thought.
    What are some of your thoughts about this?
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  2. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Thats one of the many things I try and tell people when lifting.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    Do you think a 2.5 or 2" would not let it do that?
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep...........new ones are in order soon man...........the ball joint will lose the grease and rust quick as hell.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    2.5 is probably pushing it, close anyway, but i dont think the angle on 2 inches would do that, not for a good while anyway. eventually, it probably would the more the truck is flexed and all.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    yup. this is proof for all the people who had doubts.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    any estimates on a time table for total annihilation? I wana say it may have gotten that way during the Uwharrie meet.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    yep..........my thoughts exactly!!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    so, with tc ucas this would never happen? i have the billies set to 2.5...
     
  10. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:46 AM
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    I think I'm going the All Pro route for replacements as soon as i can, unless I can get compelling evidence not to.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:59 AM
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    And you know what he was subjecting his truck to......I dont think I'll be racing my truck through the desert, but if I could I would so good point, forgot all about that. Did he ever say if he replaced them or stuck with allpro?
     
  12. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Quote from the Total Chaos whats new page.
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]"The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten"
    [/FONT]$150 extra, maybe not a bad thing:confused:
     
  13. Dec 9, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    wow im gonna go look at mine in a min..
     
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    One of the guys on TTORA ran All pro UCA's for a short while. When I decided to dump my stock UCA's he was ALL over them! He said he would rather have stock, than the All Pro UCA's. He said they were noisy, and rode horrible.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    got to looking at funds, and just pulled the trigger on the TC's from down south 10 min ago, :rockband::bananadance::bananadance:
     
  16. Dec 9, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    thank you chris and silverback for the moral support in getting the TC's
     
  17. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    Just wait till you get them on! you'll be happy! :D
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    I know it's going to drive/handle alot better but I guess I dont understand how it will ride better
     
  19. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    question, i got a 3" toytec spacer kit w/aal do i need uca too? it's not installed yet.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Wouldnt be a bad idea, the pic from post 1 is with a 3" spacer lift.
     
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