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UCA required for Bilstein 5100's?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 96Taco, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    96Taco

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry for the question that Im sure you experienced users are sick of answering.. however i have read the stickies and first 5 pages of suspension thread and I want some clarification before making an alteration to my truck (just to be sure):

    I know the reccomendation is that 3" lift you get the Total Chaos (or equivilant UCAs) so your ride isn't sketchy. However if you get the Bilstein 5100s and set it to the highest 2.75" will the stock UCA still give a solid ride and allow for perfect wheel allignment?

    Would you even still consider putting the after market UCAs on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    macgyver

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    I have 5100's set at 2.5. They were able to get my alignment pretty good with stock UCA's. It's not 100% great but its within spec and a good compromise. I'm at +0.8 Camber, +0.05 Toe, and +1.8 caster on both sides.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    Yeah, what he said. You'll max out with the factory UCAs but it "should" align to within acceptable specs. If you want it perfect and have some better play, get aftermarket UCAs.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Thanks guys. Just lashing out for those UCAs is pretty damn pricey.

    Got my truck 2nd hand and it has the spacers in it. Sick of hearing the suspension 'pop' when coming off a decent sized bump (suspensions topping out). Pretty sure this has also caused other components in the steering to get damanged/wear fast.

    Need to keep it lifted otherwise the tires on it wont fit =]
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    There's a group buy going on right now for Light Racing UCAs for only $400. Can't beat that.
     
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