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TOTAL CHAOS - UCA Maintenance (Lubricating Bushings & Uniballs) *VIDEO*

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  1. Jun 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    TOTAL CHAOS

    TOTAL CHAOS [OP] WWW.CHAOSFAB.COM Vendor

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    At TOTAL CHAOS we want to make it easy to maintain your suspension components! Our Upper Control Arms (UCA) are designed to be easily greaseable without removal from the vehicle or an alignment afterward. With just a few tools and a couple minutes of your time, you can be greased up and ready adventure!


    NOTE: Do NOT pump grease into a UCA without loosening thru-bolt. Doing so will most likely cause the bushing to deform and require replacement. Please watch the videos below on HOW TO properly maintain your TOTAL CHAOS UCA bushings and uniballs



    HOW TO - GREASE YOUR TOTAL CHAOS UCA BUSHINGS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvMdAX2uybs


    HOW TO - LUBRICATE YOUR TOTAL CHAOS UNIBALLS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udUaFDCwGAA



    THRU-BOLT TORQUE SPECS:
    2000-06 TUNDRA (98ft/lbs)
    2007 + TUNDRA (173ft/lbs)
    1996-02 4RUNNER (87ft/lbs)
    2003+ 4RUNNER (85ft/lbs)
    2007+ FJ CRUISER (85ft/lbs)
    1996-04 TACOMA (87ft/lbs)
    2005-15 TACOMA (85ft/lbs)
    2016+ TACOMA (85ft/lbs)
    1998-07 100 SERIES LAND CRUISER (72ft/lbs)
    2008+ 200 SERIES LAND CRUISER (136ft/lbs)



    Want to know HOW TO Prep your TOTAL CHAOS UCA’s? We cover replacing Bushings and Uniballs in this thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/total-chaos-uca-prep-replacing-bushings-uniballs-video.553261/

    Post up or give us a shout if you have any questions! Hope everyone is causin' some CHAOS this weekend!


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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    holy crap! i've been doing it completely wrong for the last 2 years... may need to replace the bushings.
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    738AC0EA-A43E-4273-8D5F-259619A915D7.jpgJust did mine :)
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Same lmao
     
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  6. Jul 30, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    Hi, I just installed these this weekend and followed your instructions per the video. How often do the bushings need to be greased? (After install the paperwork accidentally got discarded)

    Thanks!
     
  7. Jul 30, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Some customers go 15k and some do it before & after every trip. Greasing every oil change (5k miles) is good practice.

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  8. Aug 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    5th gen T4R -3" toytec -285 trails -18" XD Grenades -Total Chaos UCA 2018 TRDOR Front: 2.5” bilstein/OME, Total Chaos UCA, driver side shim Rear: 2” Toytec Boss shocks and AAL 285/70R17 trail grapplers 17” XD grenades Spidertrax spacers
    Do I need to jack my truck up or remove the wheel and tire to do this?
     
  9. Aug 3, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Do I need to jack up my truck or remove the wheels for this? Or just loosen the bolt and grease?
     
  10. Aug 3, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    No need to jack up the truck or remove the wheel and tire. Simply loosen the thru-bolt and pump grease into the zerk fittings. Once you're done make sure everything is re-torqued and you're good-to-go!

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  11. Aug 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    5th gen T4R -3" toytec -285 trails -18" XD Grenades -Total Chaos UCA 2018 TRDOR Front: 2.5” bilstein/OME, Total Chaos UCA, driver side shim Rear: 2” Toytec Boss shocks and AAL 285/70R17 trail grapplers 17” XD grenades Spidertrax spacers

    Thanks for the quick reply! Y’all are awesome!
     
  12. Aug 6, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    i need to replace my bushings (which i can get from Toytec) as well as the ball.
    i saw a video that a special too is required to replace the ball - where can i get this from ?
     
  13. Aug 7, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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  14. Aug 7, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    We recommend using a grease like Super Lube for our Urethane Bushings. Comment below if you have any questions

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    What is the procedure for greasing the Lower Control Arm bushings? Do I loosen the bolts first? Will that throw off my alignment?

    I’m typing this sitting under my truck looking at the cam tabs, saying hmmmmmmmmm?
     
  16. Sep 4, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    For the Lower Control Arms, DO NOT loosen anything. You can simply pump grease into the zerk as-is. The UCA's are the only ones that require loosening the pivot thru-bolt

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  17. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    For the UCA, it’s required to loosen the pivot thru-bolt to avoid pumping grease and building pressure that deforms the bushings. Is there some type of built in relief built into the LCA bushings that allow it to be greased without loosening the LCA bolts?
     
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  18. Nov 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    For the first full year, I didn't grease the UCA at all until I noticed the zerk fittings while rotating tires.. Once I realized I had to grease, well I've been doing it wrong and not loosening up anything. I was wondering why the bushing was swelling up, but I never thought twice and stopped adding grease once I see some of it get past the bushing.. The installer never passed any info. to me about this requirement.. :annoyed: How can you tell if one needs to replace the bushing?
     
  19. Nov 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    The bushings can fold over the washers on the UCA. This is why we require loosening the thru-bolt.

    The LCA has a larger surface area surrounding the bushings. It is still possible to overgrease the lowers, we recommend one or two pumps for this reason. Driving the vehicle will allow the grease to work it's way into the required areas.

    Could you post a pic or two of your setup? Happy to see how the bushings are looking.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  20. Nov 7, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks for taking a look!! Hopefully, the bushings are still in good shape

    Total_Chaos_UCA.jpg
     

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