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Where is a DIY for UCA's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chad68, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sep 8, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    chad68

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    I've been searching 3 Tacoma sites for a couple hours, as well as reading on coilovers and other stuff but can't find a DIY on installing UCA's. The link in the suspension sticky takes you to Toyota Nation with no DIY.

    I more or less know how it goes, since there is only a whopping two nuts, one long ass bolt and the ball joint gizmo thingy with the threads on it I guess to remove. But I'm having a hard time figuring out how the hell you're suppose to remove that 12" long'ish bolt when the sheet metal is in the way. If aftermarket arms come with new long bolts (99.9% sure they don't), I suppose you could hack the old ones off but how the hell would you put the new long bolts back in? I've read somewhere you need to bend the sheet metal out of the way. I find it hard to believe that's how they were installed at the factory LOL. I'm guessing they were installed, then the body was lowered/attached to the frame at the factory.

    Anyway if somebody can link me to a DIY that'd be helpfull.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 8, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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  3. Sep 8, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Thanks man. I remember reading that one too:p
     
  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    I just installed new Tc ucas on my truck. Other then accidently stripping a g@d da@m mother f@cking nut, it was pretty easy lol. Bending the inner fender was super easy, that really took no time. I just bent it a little, tried to push the bolt trough, then bent a bit more and the bolt slide out. If I had to pick the 'hardest' part, it would be the ball joint bolt. I would save yourself some time and frustration and get a small pitman arm puller, I bought one for $20 and then returned it lol. On the passenger side, I banged and banged on that bolt and it wouldn't come out. 2 minutes with the puller and it was out. Good luck
     
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