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UCA's and 3.5" Lift Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MDBigRed, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    MDBigRed

    MDBigRed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a tuff country 3" lift installed on my '08 tacoma. It consists of a spacer up front on the stock springs and a AAL in the rear. I also had the TSB done and installed new rear extended tuff country nitrogen shocks. I don't think the spacer is a true 3" lift. However, the truck is not sitting level due to the TSB and the rear AAl's so i am looking at doing the toytec 3.5" coilovers with new bilsteins up front. I know it's a pricey $800 bucks but i'm wondering how worth while it is??
    Also my 285 75 17's rub pretty bad up front even with some fender well trimming and mudflap removal. DO i need to get new UCA's with the toytec coilovers adjusted to 3.5"s? Also will there be any problems down the road with the CVC joints or anything like that? I mainly want to do this work to make the truck level and get rid of the annoying tire rubbing. Any articulation up front and it's bound to rub off like a 13 year old kid!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    MDBigRed

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    THIS IS THE COILOVER SET I'M LOOKING AT. IS IT A TRUE 3.5" LIFT?
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Rippin101

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    If you crank it up all the way, yes
     
  4. Apr 20, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    The higher you go, the more stress on the CV joint. The TC UCA's have a ball joint so the benefit there is really for alignment. Going up a little will help with rubbing but I'm not sure, but think going over 3" will require more "stuff" and will certainly have a bad impact on the CV's.

    Here is a good write up, I've seen it on a couple of different boards. If you haven't looked at it yet it's a nice place to start. It really explains some of the different considerations in lifting. Toku58 wrote it and really knows his stuff.
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t189215.html
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    jonny

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    i'm sure your cv's will hate you :(
     
  6. Apr 20, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The TC's have a 1" Uniball. Not a Balljoint. Benifits are Strength, more range of motion (More travle can be attained), and much stronger than the OEM UCA.
     
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