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Worth close to 5 bills?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raycie, Jun 16, 2010.

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$500+ worth it to gain 3/4"

Poll closed Jul 16, 2010.
  1. Hell yea.. lift that bitch up a tiny bit

    25 vote(s)
    24.0%
  2. Hell no.. It's not worth it.

    32 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. Buy something else for $500

    47 vote(s)
    45.2%
  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 12:26 AM
    #1
    raycie

    raycie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Truck sitting on 5100's @ 1.75. Thinking about going up to 2.5, but would get new UCAs before going up.. Worth the cash for some UCAs to gain .75"???
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    05offroad

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    I'd say it depends how you drive...if you drive mostly freeway then not having your alignment in spec is really annoying. If you drive on city streets or under 65 you hardly even notice it.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:19 AM
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    nomad_archer

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    Leave it be or do it right so i said yes for the UCA's
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    im at 2.5" on stock uca's... and drive mostly highway...
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    headhunter247

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  6. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Where's the "Just do it and spend the 500 on hookers and blow" option. :confused:
     
  7. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    05offroad

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    Im the same way, but wish I would have bought them. I weird little jerks in the steering on the freeway thats why I said yes. Do you guys get that too?

    I actually just got back from a mechanic saying my ball joint is bad so new UCAs may be sooner then anticipated. :eek:
     
  8. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    tim920

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    And that's why it's recommended.

    I think toku58 posted that having a lift of 2" or higher w/o having aftermarket UCAs, is like having a lady walking around with her feet tip toeing all day instead of getting heels where her feet can rest on the arch. It's possible but it's not something you'd want to do all the time.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    djs05tacoma

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    50k+ miles on stock uca's and 3" lift. I didn't have issues or concerns, and the front tires wore out pretty flat, only 1 rotation after about 30k b/c there was visible wear to the outer edge of the front right tire.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    ^lol I don't know about 1 tire rotation after 30K miles now.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    djs05tacoma

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    no bs. 285/75/16 mud kings. I do a ton of hwy miles in my 75mile a day round trip commute but the tires held up great.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    tim920

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    ^Ugh. That sucks. Long trips.

    Good information. I might try the same....eventually.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    yeah, commuting blows but it pays the bills. I bought the truck with the lift on it and then found this site and thought it was going to be all bad not having uca's, the previous owner told me he had no alignment issues, (owned his own repair shop) and the truck always drove perfectly straigt for me. Everytime someone would stop and bs at a gas station they would think I was full of bs but I never had any issues with this setup.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    headhunter247

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    I was worried too about everyone saying it, but Ill buy new ones when I have to (breakage).
     
  15. Jun 16, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    I plan on keeping my UCAs when I put on my Bilsteins at 2.5". I was under the impression that this wouldn't cause problems.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    In need of $$$
    Funny how the first 2 options are close to a tie. Do have a majority that feel spending it somewhere else is a better option.

    Thanks all for a bit of insight...

    Think the mods will go as follows..
    1. Rear 5100's
    2. UCA's ( one day)
    3. Raise front to 2.5
    4. Rims(one day as well)

    The rear 5100s I'll probably pick up before the end of next week...
     
  17. Jun 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    I just bought a TT ultimate lift, waiting for the front 5100's (backordered). I plan on going max and everyone told me UCAs are optional.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Depends... "worth" is a relative term. So weight your options and ask yourself, "is it worth it?"
     
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