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Upper control arm question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jd17usmc, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    so im in a 2011 double cab 4wd 6 speed with 5100, i have the add a leafs but havnt installed them. im waiting to buy coils and some upper control arms. im also trading my truck in this week on the same truck but 2012 and a TRD sport. the dealership is moving my 5100s over so im going to just continue working towards the lift just on the new truck. my question is for piecing together a 3" lift like im doing who makes the best UCA for the money and where should i look? thank you.
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Any of the uniball UCA's (Camburg, Total Chaos) are great, or if on a budget the Light Racing is an option too (not as good, no uniballs).
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Also, may want to buy them now...since the dealer is doing the work...you can have them put the whole lift in....if you can swing it.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    thanks.. im leaning towards the chaos cause its what i know. are the camburgs any better? looks like im alteast gonna have to spend 600 or more..?
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    They are spendy :eek: and trying to avoid a :crapstorm: but on which is better, either one is way better than stock anyways. But I think technically Camburg has a larger uniball size, but not sure.

    I would probably go with Total Chaos UCAs though just cuz. :cool:
     
  6. May 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    ok thanks bud
     
  7. May 15, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    no problem, just post some pics of the new truck and lift! :D
     
  8. May 15, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    unless you're running extended travel shocks a ball joint style will work just fine. Light Racing UCA's are booted so less maintenance and no squeaking. Thats what I'm running.
     
  9. May 15, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Same here

    If you aren't rock crawling and need extreme articulation LR UCA's are a good choice
     
  10. May 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    True, but see below. :D
     
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    The Camburg UCA's use a 1.25" inch uni-ball where as Total Chaos uses a 1" uni-ball. Some people think the 1.25" is a gimmick but take it for what it is worth.

    Personally I think one of the strongest UCA's out there right now is the Icon Billet UCA's. They are pretty damn expensive and relatively new, but they seem to be indestructible.
     
  12. May 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Best for me is a booted balljoint that won't rust to rat shit in winter
     
  13. May 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    True :eek: :bowdown:
     
  14. May 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    have another question then i guess. reading on another thread and no one answered.. but the add a leaf that i have for my 2011 will that fit and function properly on the 2012 im about to get?
     
  15. May 16, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    I would imagine so.
     
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    which ones are running the booted ball joint? and keep in mind im in florida, lots of mudding, close to or on the beach a lot, especially during summer. salt air and sea water is pretty unforgiving. glad you brought up the rust issue, thats definitely a concern.
     
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