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Will stock UCA's fit over King coilovers?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cash127, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Cash127

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    I'm sure this has been asked before and apologies in advance for what I'm sure is a stupid question.

    Little background. I have a 2012 TRD Sport DC coming soon and have ordered a King suspension setup for it which I'm told will give about 4" of lift.

    My question is will the stock UCA's fit over the new coilovers? Will I need UCA's at all? Are they a must if I was any sort of alignment?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Yes...but DON'T run it at 4" that would be plain stupid......2.5" max
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Dont run them higher then 2.5 and you will probably need new uca's too, look at total chaos, dsm, bud built, icon, all pro and camburg....
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Ok cool thanks for the heads up. I'm assuming because the ride would be incredibly stiff? Can I adjust them after they've been put on the truck with the proper tool from King?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    they will be stiff but you will also have almost no down travel and if your a 4x4 your cv's will absolutely hate you, and king does have a tool to help adjust them easier...
     
  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Right on thanks.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Another stupid question but where do you measure the 2.5" from? The top of the coilover?
     
  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    The threads
     
  9. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Wrong if you have 2.5 inches of threads your actual lift will be higher. I did that will my icons and they were wayyyy to high. I measured from teh center of my hub to the fender. Once i got that i just cranked them up until i got +2.5 from were i started...
     
  10. Jul 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Whats the best way to measure it if it's already too high when I get the truck?
     
  11. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    let me go take a pic of mine so you'll have a comparison...
     
  12. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    OK heres mine theres about 20 threads showing and i got about 2.5~ inches of lift from it
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Perfect exactly what I was getting at. Thanks.

    As for the rear I guess I'll just have to mess with the new leaf packs I'm getting until the ride height is what I want? Or is there a way to adjust the rear shock for height as well as stiffness?
     
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    What setup do you have in the rear?
     
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    I'm didn't source the lift package myself so I don't know exactly what it is but I know its new leaf packs and King shocks for sure. Just not sure about the leaf pack size or brand.
    Based on that I'll have to wait and see what comes in and deal with it before it gets installed I guess.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    oh ok, well whatever kinda leafs they are thats what the ride height will be you cant adjust those
     
  17. Jul 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    Ya that's what i figured. Thanks again !
     
  18. Jul 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Yes. Typically the 2.5" dia. coilover have the same spring coil diameter as the stock spring. See:

    [​IMG]

    If you go over 2.5" of lift, aftermarket UCAs will be necessary to correct caster.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Being a newb at this stuff sucks but I'll get there haha
     
  20. Jul 16, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Right on thanks for the visuals.

    TC UCA's seems to be one of the more popular ones but I'm thinking I might want something a little heavier to go with the Kings
     
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