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UCA's / tires/ wear

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dune boy, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Mar 2, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    dune boy

    dune boy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,
    i have had my coilovers on my truck for over a year with bfg 285s, and yes my truck runs all over the road and i have noticed that they are starting to wear goofy.. should i bust out and get the TC ucas? would this solve this prob?

    and do you think it would help on gas mileage? asuming i got the ucas cuz now the tires would be running flat on the road?

    thanks
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Ford Guy (Formerly known as a Toyota Guy)

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    Well my thinking is, if you are having difficulty getting the alignment dialed in then yes the TC UCAs should be very helpful in correcting that type of issue.

    Assuming you get correct and regular alignments then the TC UCAs won't help with the symptoms you describe... I can't see how they'd help you get better gas mileage. Take off those honkin huge tires and you'll get better gas mileage. Also, maybe look to see if their is a lighter duty (lighter) version of your tires next time you replace them? That would probably help with the gas mileage.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    rzimm001

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    What he said... I'll just add that if your tires are wearing improperly that you most likely have a bad alignment and need to have you shop check things out. UCAs are not necessary for an alignment as it can be done while remaining within specs. However the UCA will make it easier for the shop to get your caster where it needs to be because they won't have to have the camber lobes moved out to their extreme positions.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    dune boy

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    ya.. on the gas mileage part i was just thinkin maybe it would be better only cuz instead of the tires going down the road pushing eachother like this \ / they will be running like this 1 1 ....

    and yes the turck goes straight but on the freeway it is like ur on a wild bull..
     
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