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Why new UCA's?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SCFirefighter, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Jul 2, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    SCFirefighter

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    In the spirit of the "Why Sway bar" thread I started earlier, now it's time to focus on the UCA.

    Unless you have to replace it because it's rubbin' your new tires, why replace it? What does it do for you?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    5100's all on fours
    • Allows your alignment to be adjusted back into spec (caster) with a full 3" lift
    • Allows greater flexability in re to the ball joint (better set-ups on most after markets)
    • they look :cool:
    That's all I have for now......





    Disclaimer: There are some members with a full 3" lift that do not have an AM UCA and have no alignment issues. I know of one who wheels his rig regularly without issue.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A uniball UCA will give a little more droop to the suspension. Important when lifting, as you loose down travel.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Thanks guys. I'm amazed they cost over $400 .. seems such a simple piece of metal ..
     
  5. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Not a huge demand for them. If they sold more, Im sure the price would come down.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    To add to Chris' statement; they don't come off a production line either. It's all computerized bending and jig work (depedning on the company). They are pretty much hand made.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    To add to what Ben said: X2.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    To add to what Ben said earlier, they are dead sexy.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    To add to what they all said, I love mine! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    To add to what John said, But they are also functional.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I would look into getting the Built Right UCAs that Tricoma promotes on here. They're a uni-ball and cost about the same as the non-uniballed Light Racing ones.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    In addition to Chris' comment, form does follow function.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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  14. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    To add to Chris' statemet, me too
     
  15. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    To add to....Bens statement, I got them for function.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    To add to Mr.4x4's statement............hey wait........I don't gots none.........:pout:
     
  17. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    Whew...I was loosing track of who said what to who.......wait......yep
     
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    So if my "__" are big enough, I don't need to compensate with new UCAs?? (sorry..left yourself open to that one..)..

    Didn't realize they are all basically hand made.. (which can be a good or a not so good thing)..
     
  19. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    wow this thead just went wrong!!!
     
  20. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Dang no kiddin and i'm at work too.
     
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