Need to replace stock UCA's for 3" lift

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by TacoKen, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    I have a 2015 Tacoma 4X4 with Toytec Boss 3" lift kit and need to replace the stock UCA's so I can get some caster adjustment. I was told by Toytec I should try for 3.5 degrees and the only way to do that is with aftermarket UCA's. They sell them for $485 which to me sounds pretty steep. Anyone have some recommendations and also which ones to stay away from? Thanks........
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Light Racing is good. $485 isn't that bad. My Icon uniballs were $650 and their billet arms are over $1000. No need for uniballs in your case.
     
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    TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    OK, seems high but if it's fair pricing I don't mind. They sell the SPC at Toytec for $485 plus tax and shipping.
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I believe I paid $450 for those. I got them from Metaltech but I'm not sure if they are still around.
     
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    TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Toytec said they were a set price and nobody will discount them BUT......shipping is free........:)
     
  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Companies say a lot of things. One of the funniest is HP gains which almost always include the words "up to" next to the number.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That is funny. The questions is who gets the “up to” HP gains??? No one. Haha
     
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    TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    So looks like the SPC Light Racing UCA's are fair price. Toytec feels I need 3.5 degrees caster with my 3" lift that I thought was only 2 1/2". They had me measure center hub up to bottom of fender lip which was 23". Per their info on 2015 4X4 double cab V6 SB stock is 20". Hate to spend the money but hate the way the truck handles on the hwy. I'll be doing the install and then off to the alignment shop. Wondering if there are marks to set the caster at 3.5 initially?
     
  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    If you hate the way it handles, it's probably because your caster is too low,... 3.5 is a good number. It'll handle much better there. If you're just wanting to set it close enough to drive straight to the shop for an alignment;
    Turn the rear cams inward, (to push the LCA outward) about an 1/8th of a turn from where they are now, (might want to mark it with a sharpie) and just leave the front alone.
     
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    TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    I have been reading some negative posts on SPC light racing UCA's. Mostly ball joint issues. The posts were from a few years ago so not sure if they have improved them or not. I really don't want to spend a lot for UCA's but I don't want issues either.
     

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