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uniball conversion kit for lower ball joint

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MikeyD, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    MikeyD

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    I want to replace my UCA's with some tc uniball UCA's. That would take care of my upper ball joints but what about my lower ball joints. For the old tacomas like the 1992 model, I have seen lower ball joint conversion to uniball. Do they have anything like this for a 2nd gen. Any help is appreciated thanks
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    Thats a lot of money but those look sick!
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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    that seems like a good product you can get a super beefy mid travel for the price of a basic lt kit i only wish camburg made one like that
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    i'm sure if camburg made one the price would be more reasonable, TC seems to over price their stuff IMO
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Just get some Moog ball joints, they are pretty beefy.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    any one know anything about these moog ball joints. I never herd of them before. would they be better than the stock ball joints.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    yeah they are expensive but right now my coilovers gave me 3.5" of lift. I do have a 3/4" diff drop. but i think the coilovers being jacked up that high might put to much stress on the ball joints. so i figured id just replace them with the tc uniball ones. Im probably going to lower the coilovers down a half of a inch this weekend though.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    wow, 3.5" of lift? that must be a harsh ride, i'd lower those things for sure
     
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    x3. I'm also interested in the LCA's hmmmm..
     
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    The ride is very smooth! I have a regular cab so their is a big weight difference. The coilovers are pre adjusted to 2.5. When i installed them it gave me 4.5"s of lift! So i lowered them. right now they are at 3.5" of lift and the ride is great. Im just worried about my ball joints do you think they will be alright?
     
  12. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    IM not to worried about my cv's because the 3/4" diff drop should straighten that out a little. With the diff drop its like i would only be lifting my truck 2.75" Now its just the ball joints im worrying about. Thats why i want to convert to uniball.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    if you can't go lt go with moog ball joints. Moog does a lot of nascar parts, aerospace and have good quality.
     
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    Thats good to know. This is just what i was looking for. thanks
     
  15. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    anybody know if the moog ball joints are compatible with a LT kit that still uses the ball joint on the LCA? like total chaos and camburg i would assume so but...
     
  16. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    It is an OEM replacement, so there is no reason it wouldn't work with a kit that designed to utilize the OEM ball joint.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    thanks, thats what i thought
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    they should, moog are stock replacement
     
  19. Mar 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I saw on tc website that it says not compatible with trd brakes or something anyone have any more information about this. Also would this provide more travel? Trying to see if this would be worth it.
     
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