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Why Upgrade UCA?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AGleafe, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    AGleafe

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    I don't know much about lifts, so be gentle....

    I am looking at a number of lift kits and noticed that they do not include UCAs (usually). I also noticed that there are a lot users here that add aftermarket UCAs to there trucks during/after a lift. What is the benefit of installing the aftermarket UCAs?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the benefit of an aftermarket uca is to get your alignment back to factory alignment specs, because it can get away from it with a lift.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Brunes

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    Better chance of proper alignment, better travel, some rubbing issues eliminated...Search and reading thru the Suspension forum will bring you a wealth of additional reasons.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    jdkeller

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    it helps corrects ur alignment issues after the lift.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    KeithB

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    Most aftermarket UCA's correct caster after a susp. lift. Also, depending on your wheel backspacing and tire width, you may rub the stock UCA. Stock wheels and wider tires rub unless you replace UCA's.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    1. More caster. Keeps the alignment in spec.
    2. Uniball is MUCH stronger than the Ball joint, and can handle more droop
    3. MUCH more plush vs. the stock UCA
    4. Rebuildable
    5. Looks pretty dam cool
    6. more tire clearance
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    wow 4 answers in one minute!
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    That's how we roll..

    Bonus points to Chris for using the word "Plush" to describe UCAs...
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    :D
     
  10. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Thanks for the quick comments. I also found the "Lift FAQ" with more info. Look like I will purchase UCAs with my leveling kit.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    FYI.......I spoke to the fellas at BlitzKrieg Off Road and they are developing a uni-ball UCA for the Tacoma. It will run about $600 for the pair.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What kind of Uniball? What kind of material for the UCA?
     
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