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Upper Control Arms, JBA vs. SPC vs. Camburg

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Travis1209, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    ssmith0480

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    Talked to the owner at JBA and he told me they will not work with my TRD Pro wheels and 285’s. Bummer.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    Will it work with some 1.25” spacers?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Why not just go with spc and not have to worry about backspacing between uca and inner face of the wheel?
     
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    JBAs! Though I had to get 1" BORA spacers to clear them with 4Runner Pro wheels.

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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    Bumping this thread. What. are my options for UCA? Would like something fix as I've read horror stories on Spc and alignment techs not knowing how to set them. I'm set on JBA, but Marlin said I would have 1/4" clearance at full cut with 285/75r16. The wheel is a LEVEL 8 MK6 -10mm offset. Would like to stay ball joint style. Thanks

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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Go with your gut a get the JBA
     
  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Will the tires rub them? Idc about the fender and cab mount I can fix that lol
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    I think you should be good with the -10 offset. Whats the backspacing on your wheels?
     
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    4.1" BS on the wheels.
     
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    I'd say your good. @Blackout14 can you verify this?
     
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    Thanks dude, last peice to the list.
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Yep should be good :)
     
  13. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    I haven't had any issues with spc's. I think people are overthinking it/ internet's group thinking. You set them to like"D" I think, pull the ball joint all the way out to get close to 0 camber and just have the techs align normally (but to recommend specs for a lifted truck not stock geometry). Pretty easy....
     
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    They may be fine for you but for a few years they had a bunch of them snapping the arms off. The balljoints are there own so if they go bad it’s not like you can run to pep boys and buy a new one. People like these because they work it’s a super simple design considering most will never need the amount of adjustment Spc has and marlins customer service is the best in the industry.
     
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  15. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    I can confirm that JBAs with 285s on the TRD bead locks with not rub unless at max turn. With a .75 and up wheel spacer you will clear the UCA no problem. 03B95E28-A9E4-45BA-AC54-530E0126730A.jpgABD4DAA7-411D-47E2-A07F-29EB150B64EF.jpg
     
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    That is all history and as far as the goes the ones that break have not been available for some time, old news. Set the SPC's at either D or E setting. Set lower control arms for max caster . 0 out the camber and set toe to 0 before you ever go for an alignment and the shop has no reason to touch the uppers unless you have a clearance issue and then you have the option in most cases to move the tire forward or backwards to create space( nice option to have ) with the SPC arms. Those recommendations are for people who actually have some understanding of what the arms can actually do. I have worked on many Ram 1500s so I completely understand how much of a pain in the butt UCA clearance with the tires side wall can be. they are close on OE set ups . Some of the aftermarket arms look like that never entered their mind when designing their arms. That was my first reason I looked at SPC as we are limited enough for wheel selection to begin with. Maybe before purchasing any brand read some of the threads that pertain to each brand as I did . The 50 some page one on LR uppers and alignment was more than enough to convince me that for my needs SPC is fine and they posted all of the negatives also. LR may not be for everyone but the faults I read in this thread makes them sound like junk which seems to be untrue when you spend some time with the search tool here at TW. I run 305-70-17 with a 9" wheel and my Body mounts has not been touched as I use setting E .
     
  17. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    i have as have most people google spc uca failure and you will find tons and tons and tons or stuff not all of it is old news. glad they are working for you
     
  18. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    I actually just ordered a pair of SPC's

    I'm hoping that it goes well, and I feel like it's safe to assume that all the issues about them breaking were from older models? It looks like they've been redesigned since then.
     
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    between these three brands op is asking about camburg makes great stuff as well. A bit more fiddly to replace the balljoints but they have the best clearence as well. Everything has a trade off.

    Jba easy to replace balljoints (and easy to find locally)

    SPC has way more adjustment then anyone else

    Camburg has a huge history or building quality products for many years with alot of happy customers as well but they are the priceyest of the bunch


    I can keep going but you get my point. Do some research and determine what you need for your truck and then see which one fits that bill best :cheers:

    edit ultimately its your decision. Buy whichever ones fit your budget and you see the most benefit in for your needs no two trucks are the same.
     
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    Glad ya have Pays to do your own research and form your own opinion
     

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