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Tc vs. Camburg uca's (still no clear answer)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deucewheels, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    deucewheels

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma with a conservative 3" lift in the front and 2" in the rear. I want to add either a TC or a Camburg set of UCA'S to get my alignment back into spec but I can't decide which is the better product. Some say there is a problem with TC's and binding and others say Camburg has a manufacturing issue. please help. I'm not looking for huge travel or anything just a truck that looks and performs well for light off road and street.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    For your purposes....Either will work fine. As will the Light Racing UCAs (which are a bit cheaper than the other two).

    I don't think you'll find yorself pushing the capabilities of either of these piece of gear....
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    I bought TC and so far not disappointed at all. They are quiet as a mouse and stay in alignment thus far. I didn't get camburg because I heard they squeak like hell.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Total Chaos is definately better. Actually I don't know, I am just trying to make myself feel better about buying them. :eek:
     
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    Planning on wheeling it hard? If not, go with the Light Racing arms. If you do plan on wheeling, how hard, what terrain, and what modifications do you have planned?

    FYI, you'll never see the increased articulation of the Camburg UCAs without the right coilovers and without modifying/eliminating the stock bumpstops.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    X2 with the light racing uca's for street and light offroad duty
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    LR UCAs is a good budget UCA for fixing alignment and everyday duty... if this is your daily driver and not a dedicated off road truck LR would be a perfect fit for the truck and the wallet
     
  8. Dec 28, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Icon Ext travel CO, Icon tubular uniball UCAs, Maxtrac Spindles, Icon RR rear w 2"aal.
    camburg also has a ball joint uca thats around $400 same price as the lr ucas. They reuse your stock ball joint or you can buy new ones for like another 120 or so. Once everything is done on my truck these are what im planning on using because i dont wheel my truck. just want the alignment. check em out on wheelersoffroad.com
     
  9. Dec 28, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    ^ The TC one will require more easy up keeping. Mines require some more grease...

    Now I need some spray on the Uni Ball... Anyone know whats good? Teflon Lube?
     
  10. Dec 28, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Yup- TriFLow spray type...Should be able to find it at a bike store or online...
     
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    was I supposed to do something to my bumpstops with my lift?
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:07 AM
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    I use a dry film from PB Blaster. Woorks well. Reminds me, I need to spray them this morning. I have been told to NOT use Wd-40 on them. it could mess up the seals.
     
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    You're right. WD40 is the poop for this application. :)
     
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    Shame, I really like the smell of WD40.
     
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    so use it on your squeaky front door... :D :D :D
     
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    Not necessary depending on the terrain you run. The 1.25" uniball gives more uptravel before binding but you'll hit the bumpstop and/or bottom out the shock before seeing all the travel possible from the UCAs.

    If you're running RaceRunner shocks and Light Racing Jounce Shocks, you'll see some sick numbers and a damn smooth ride. :cool:
     
  19. Dec 29, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    Bastard!

    :laugh:
     
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    Thanks for all the input, I think I'll go with the TC UCA's because as the truck gets a little older I'm problably going to test its limits more and more. Just thinking ahead!
     
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