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tires rubbing UCA after 3 inch lift with 285/75/16BFGs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by skynyrd, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    I had the dealer put on a 3inch toytech lift on my 08 Taco TRD off road truck and mount some 285/75/16 BFG AT KO tires on the stock rim which now rub against the upper control arm, I would like to put some Moto Metal 955 16x8 but am still confused after reading about fitment problems with the calipers. Can someone tell me if theses rims would fit and alleviate the rubbing issue? Anything else to consider with these rims?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    New UCA's will cure the rubbing. Total Chaos, or Camburg are the best.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    They fit. Not sure about the rubbing issue since I put on TC UCA's at the same time.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Thanks man. What price range am i looking at with installing new UCAs, and is there any added benefit from adding new UCAs vs new rims?
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    New UCA's will put your suspension back in spec after a lift, and it will ride a little better. Also, they are fully servicable and rebuildable.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    I found this statement on the TC homepage: "By altering the factory caster, the vehicle will lose on road handling & performance and has a tendency to wander when driving down the road. TC developed the UCAs to add caster to the suspension when aftermarket coil over shocks and other lifts are installed. This will increases overall handling and aids in the alignment of the vehicle. " What is your opinion about that, like how true do you think is this, does it really take care of the wandering, i have noticed the truck do that on the freeway. If new UCAs really take care of that issue that I would be leaning towards new UCAs vs rims for good reasons.
    Thanks for sharing your expertise.

     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    My truck drives the same with my UCA's as it did stock. Thanks to the UCA's I was able to get the alignment back into spec.

    To me they are well worth the money.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    The longer I am looking at that and considering what you say I will ask the dealer about how much it would be to install the TC UCAs. It seems to make much more sense, the money still is an issue though...
    Thanks a lot for the advice.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    You can install them your self and save some money. They are not that hard to install. there is a write up on here somewhere.....
     
  11. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    +1 on installing yourself.

    However, 285/75s on stock rims WILL rub the UCAs even if you replace them. I replaced mine at the same time I lifted and went to 285s on stock rims and I rubbed them at full lock. Spacers fixed the problem... :)
     
  12. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    I have 1/4 inch spacers and the tires still rub. I also have some vibration when slowing down. Don't know how that is linked to the tires/the lift. I am still contemplating changing the UCAs vs new rims...
     
  13. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    1/4" isn't enough. I have some 1.25" spidertrax spacers and they did the trick. And very high quality too!
     
  14. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Sorry, but after reading your posting again I am a little confused (being a non-native speaker) about the term "replacing them": the UCAs or the rims? have you replaced the UCAs or the rims, still had rubbing and then put spacers, and what size spacers.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    The dealer said that a bigger spacer would require different struts? Whatever that means? He also said that he thinks it would be too weak, whatever that means?
     
  16. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    Sorry 'bout that.

    I replaced my UCAs with a pair from Total Chaos. I installed these at the same time I installed my lift. The next day I had 285/75s put on stock rims - that's when I got the rubbing issues. Bought some 1.25" wheel spacers from Spidertrax and was good to go!
     
  17. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    Thanks for clarifying.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    Not sure what he means by a bigger strut...
     
  19. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    So here's what I did. I ordered 16x8 Moto Metal 955s and had them put on by 4wheel parts store and everything is fine, no more rubbing, good ride. Will upgrade UCA at a later stage. Thanks everyone for the advice. Picture is in my profile.
     
  20. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Almost went with those same wheels after I saw them on Longbow's ride... Sweet! :thumbsup:
     
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