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Will I need new UCA's ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taterdigger, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Feb 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    taterdigger

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    Ok, this is what I have purchased so far. Waiting for me to have time to install.
    4 BFG Rugged Terrains 265/70/17
    2 OME 885's
    4 Bilstein 5100's
    rear 1.5 AAL
    Drivers side 1/4 spacer

    How Much front lift will I get? I plan on leaving the 5100's set at 0. I have been getting mixed information on whether or not I will need replace my UCA's and I want purchase them now and install them at the same time, So I don't have to pay for my truck to be aligned twice.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    You should end up with around 2'', that is if you keep the Bilstein shocks at 0. You can adjust the Bilsteins to get 3'', but you'll need UCA's if you do so. If you plan on going with a wider tire you might want to get the UCA's as well because the stock ones may rub.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    So at 2" I should be able to get a good alignment without UCA's?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    Mr Salty

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    Its when you get to 2.5 or 3 is when you should worry. Even then people get away with running stock UCAs
     
  5. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    the 885's are going to put you at 2.5" to 3" lift. new UCA;s with added caster would be recomended.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I got 2 1/2" with 885's on my DCLB 4x4
     
  7. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Sounding like new UCA's to be on the safe side
     
  8. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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  9. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    OZ, how is your alignment with factory UCA's?
     
  10. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    My alignment is great , I have LR UCA's
     
  11. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    Thanks guys, Gonna order up some LR UCA's.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Headstrong offroad has the best price i have seen
     
  13. Feb 22, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Good to know, I will check them out.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    OK, So I got my LR UCA's in today from Headstrong. I understand the instructions for the caster setting, but where do I set the ball joint for the camber? Do I set it in towards truck or all the way out? Just want to make sure its driveable to the alignment shop.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I set mine about 3/4 of the way toward the tire but you can adjust that afterwards too
     
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