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Upper Control Arms and Tire Size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sodak, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Dec 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    sodak

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    I'm thinking about replacing the upper control arms with aftermarket ones to allow a larger tire size, then upgrading the tire size with no lift.

    Does anyone know the max size/width you can gain from the aftermarket UCA's (total chaos, I think)?
     
  2. Dec 21, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    The UCAs don't give you additional tire clearance. The lift does. The UCAs allow you more travel and help you correct alignment issues after lifting.

    Also, I think if you put the Total Chaos UCAs on a stock suspension, you'll have too much caster and won't be able to get it aligned properly... I think I read Chris4x4 or Toku say that once... :)
     
  3. Dec 21, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yep. The TC arms add 2+* more caster. If you have too much caster, the front tire will rub the rear part of the wheel well.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    Thanks both for the advice. Longhorn, your lift looks great! How far down does the diff drop go? I hate to lift my truck, then lose all that ground clearance dropping it.

    I was off roading this summer, and put some nice "character" in my skid plates. I need more clearance, but don't want to get too high.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    Its a 1" drop, but as it only drops the front of the diff, total drop is only 1/2"

    Ooppsss.....You asked Longhorn. Sorry.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    No problem at all, thanks for the info! That's not bad.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    Yeah, but he got the answer from the master! The man from whom I learned everything I know.... :)
     
  8. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    How about all the little things, like extending brake lines, lifting the proportioning valve, etc. Are those necessary with the 3 inch lift? Also, do the driveline angles stay pretty much within spec? Sorry for all the questions, but this is the lift that I'm looking at. Thanks!
     
  9. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    I didnt have to extend the brake lines on my rear lift (2"), nor the BPV. Drive angle are on the fringe of being in spec. Some people develope drive line vibes, while others havent. There is a carrier bearing drop kit (Just 2 spacers for the bolts), and axel shims availible if drive line vibes are present. I have no vibes and I havent installed any axels shims, or dropped the carrier bearing.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    How much was the new drive shaft? And how is it better? Just that it's a single piece or is it stronger too?
     
  11. Dec 21, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    TW DS is still only 4x4, correct? Still no Prerunner friendly model?
     
  12. Dec 21, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    They should be able to make you one.
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