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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tarpon24, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Oct 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Tarpon24

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    what is the difference between stock ucas and after market ones the size of the ball or the design ? because when i was taking off my stock ones i ripped the boot and i never knew the stock uca internals looked so similar
     
  2. Oct 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    I'm assuming you're talking about stock length UCA's and not long travel length UCA's.

    Most aftermarket UCA's have uniballs instead of the ball joint. The advantage here is better performance at extreme angles, and theres no boot to rip or grease. They are usually coated with some teflon from the factory.

    And the reason I went with aftermarket UCA's is the stronger tubular design. The stock ones are just some sheet metal that is folded into a half-circle shape. Tubular arms can withstand more force and are less likely to bend and break if you hit something hard enough. Aftermarket UCA's also have higher quality greasable bushings.

    Stock design:

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    Total Chaos tubular UCA with uniball

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Oct 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    yea i was just wondering i put the all pros on my truck today and i ripped the boot with the forks to get the bolt out and saw the ball joint and and was just wondering the difference except for the strength factor
     
  4. Oct 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    Hows the "squeak" with going uni-ball UCA's?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    what squeak ?
     
  6. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    Apparently, the All Pros are notorious for being the loudest UCA's.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Ya one reason why I haven't made the switch yet. Probably cant hear it while in the cab but I'm not sure.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    My LR UCA's don't make any noise
     
  9. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Hey OZ, did you have to replace your bushings?
     
  10. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Haven't yet , no
     
  11. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Mine only squeak after I pressure wash my truck and directly spray water on the balls and its a pretty horrendous squeak. Then I just put a little triflow on them and squeak is instantly gone
     
  12. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    i drove around for about an hour and no squeak even off road. and if they do ill the grease the mothers
     
  13. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    I noticed my bushings are cracked. I need to get it replaced with the new bushings. SPC should give free replacement bushings for customers who have the earlier model arms. My arms only have 15k on them when I noticed the cracks. Should've spent the extra money for the Total Chaos and not have to deal with this.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    well i ride with the windows down and nothing some yamaha grease cant fix
     
  15. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    yea idk if they start fing up ill just use that as an excuse for lt setup
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, looks like you just need the proper lubrication :)
     
  17. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    yea i use yamaha lube for everything because its the best i could find + its made to stand up to salt water everyday on boats so freshwaters like nothing
     
  18. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Any lube that has Teflon in it will work. Otherwise u will dry out the bushings very fast
     
  19. Oct 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Noted!
     

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