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What lift to run? spacers, Uca, Coilovers, Spindles.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hockeypoor, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    hockeypoor

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    Ok so I read the stick Q&A and still have some questions.
    I have an 06 DC LB 17in wheels trd sport with the rear spring TSB done.
    I want to lift it and was going just use the 3in spacers and rear blocks. The sticky says that this may cause my truck to WONDER on road. I don't want that as I coach hockey and travel a LOT.
    I believe this would be caused ny the angle on the control arms being wrong. Is that right?
    Next I started thinking that doing the coilovers would just cause the same problem if it is an a-arm thing.
    So here it is.
    Does anyone have the spindle lift? Wouldn't that keep the a-arms in stock location and if so mean no on road WONDER.
    Please advise!
    Also any pic's of the 4in spindle lited trucks would help.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    I believe the wander you speak of is from the stock UCAs being at a weird angle. Total Chaos UCAs will solve that problem for 600(ish) bucks.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    To do a spindle lift you need coilovers I thought. Spindles are also more designed for a long travel set up. You would be fine with just a set of coilovers. Thats what I run and no aftermarket UCA's and my truck is just fine.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    Ok let me change this a little. Do I have to buy the UCA if i do 3in spacers? I want to just do 3in spacers. I can't afford the UCA's but dont want my truck to wonder all over the highway. Would like to hear from some of you without UCA's and 3in spacers.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    Wonder != wander. Sorry...it was bothering me. :p

    A spindle lift should not require new UCA's since it keeps everything in place and just moves the location of the wheel down. (to my understanding, at least)

    A spacer lift will result in the same alignment problems as new coilovers. nd should jump in here eventually since he's running a lift with stock UCAs on his rig.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    sorrry I was wondering about my truck wandering. Better?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    Much. :laugh:
     
  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    I put the 3" lift on mine..No spacers tho. I'm running coils & billys. I will need new UCA's to correct alignment, and to prevent the factory UCA's from rubbing the springs at full droop..Saving for them as we speak. lol
     
  9. Oct 24, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    I have a 3" Tuff Country EZride suspension lift (spacers in front, AALs in rear)... With alignment and balancing AFTER installation - the only thing that changed is a slightly higher center of gravity (not much roll still) and a taller truck.

    That said, I don't have UCAs and I don't have a prob - BUT I plan on getting the UCAs just because. :)
     
  10. Oct 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    I have Allied's 4'' Spindle and I'm running a stock uca with no problems. The spindle gives you the height but retains the stock suspension. I actually saw a set for sale on racedezert.com but I think they wanted like $950, definitely pricey.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    I have the toytec 3" spacers and still have the stock UCA. I don't realy have a wander. On a brand new road I can't tell a thing. But on I-80 in calli whare the highway sucks, the bumps throw me all over the place. Stiff as hell to. Im saving for the Icons and TC UCA. But ya. I would wait and save for a better lift than the coil spacer. All it is is a chunk of metal that shoves all your stock shit down. Do, your Taco right mang!!!;)
     
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