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UCA's - Anyone familiar with these or know who makes them?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Trident904, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Apr 27, 2016 at 9:24 AM
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    Trident904

    Trident904 [OP] Touching Drum Sets

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    I've seen them and wondered the same thing. The price is tempting for someone like me who might need UCA's but does't want to shell out a ton of dough. Sub'd for responses.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    I wouldn't call it skimping. It's essentially trying to find something that does basically the same thing as something else, but spending less on it. If I were building UCA's out of coat hanger, I would call it skimping.
     
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    Aren't light racing only like another $100? I would agree with the other guy. Now if these were like half the price, I might consider them. Sorry to get off topic. I'll correct myself :cool:
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  6. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    I've read up on these and the construction is of the same exact materials 4130 chromoly tubing that the Total Chaos UCA's are made of. I spoke to a metal fab guy that I use for aircraft parts and he said that there's nothing to a set of tubular UCAs and based on the picture comparison and descriptions between these eBay UCAs and the TCs, theres really nothing different except for TC branding theirs.
     
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  7. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    Never seen them before, but hell, they look good to me. Uniballs, zirks, and they even look gusseted...
     
  8. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Made in China, cheap materials, they will bust in two, you will go out of control, crash into a mini van filled with children, all will burn to death. Just because you wanted to save a $100 bucks.
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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    Before I even read the post I thought they looked like TC's, without the branding of course.
     
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    THINK OF THE CHILDREN BRIAN.
     
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    Get your reading glasses on, here is 44 pages of reviews and experiences from the 4runner group.
     
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    Cool deal they use the same 4130 chromoly tube..... how about shitty welds that old everything together? Or the fact they do not have gussets around the bushing like TC ucas.....
     
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    yep i have them and love them plus i beat the hell out of them too https://youtu.be/HCfC6gcwDpo
     
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    so whats pictured on their site and what is shipped two different things.... makes me really wanna buy em.

    I mean its cool if they have worked for you awesome.... But for me, the extra 300 bucks for a known good quality name brand is well worth the peace of mind on something that keeps my truck going in a straight line at 80mph down the highway.
     
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    Had Lightracing they are incredible, highly adjustable and in my estimation and I don't know much, just as good if not better than the camburgs I shelled out WAY TOO MUCH money for on my Taco. But live and learn.

    props to Lightracing.

    and you are correct, I don't shit where I eat and I don't go cheap on my vehicle when it comes to my safety.
     
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    Looks like their R&D consisted of buying a set of TCs, copying them before making a return, and a getting a busy who welded once to make the copies.
     
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    Fucking JUNK... Nuff said.
     

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