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Stock UCA Trimming

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seric007, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    seric007

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    I have a 2010 prerunner that I installed Bilstein 5100 all around :cool:... set the front at 2.5 and i've noticed some ... well.. "clunking" from the passenger side.... :mad: upon further inspection the UCA is hitting the spring when the wheel is down :frusty: so... i whipped out a file a trimmed a hair off just enough to clear the spring, ended up being 1/16th of an inch or so.... took it for a spin and problem solved.... :yay:

    I was wondering if anyone else has had to do this with their factory UCA? :confused: I don't really see any posts on this...

    I'm too cheap right now to drop 460$ on LR UCA and they were able to get my alignment back in spec so im a happy camper as is....

    Photo for reference for area modified.

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  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Not quite sure that was a good idea. 1/16th of an inch isn't much though...
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    The picture does not do it justice - if you ever look at the inside lip there is a slight "flare out" that's the part that was trimmed at the end. The actual bend was not shaved.. that, would be asking for it :D
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    I know where you trimmed but what I am saying is that even though you only took 1/16th of an inch off it might hurt the structural integrity of the arm.
     
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