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Alignment Question/help - SPC UCAs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SeanO86, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    SeanO86

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    I recently had my shop replace the factory Tundra UCAs with SPC UCAs. I got it back from alignment and it feel way more loose than before especially at high speeds on the highway. It's not horrible, but I definitely notice the vehicle drifting different directions and It's not as grippy or tight as it used to be.

    when I first got it back last week, i had the factory tires and the 18" Tundra off road rims on it. I swapped those with 35" Toyo AT2s and 17" Icon rims. this loose/wandering feeling was happening with both sets of tires/wheels, so I think it's definitely the new UCAs.

    They said my alignment checked out just fine, but I went ahead and attached the alignment report to this post.

    Is this loose handling/wandering feel normal with SPC UCAs?
     

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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    ARamirez73

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  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Sounds like there is a bigger issue. Let me check with the techs at Toytec and run the alignment by them for their input.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    4x4_Angel

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    Yup....I have the SPC UCAs, but mine don't feel loose.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    Can you post pix of the UCA's? (both sides)
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    “Caster would be better at 0*”
     
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  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    SeanO86

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    I'll post pics this afternoon when I get home. thanks for running that by the guys at Toytec.
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    I'm new to lifting vehicles and alignment, so maybe it's just me being a noob and noticing every little detail of the handling and maybe it isnt a big deal...
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:01 PM
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    did they remove the front sway bar ?
     
  10. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....

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    Im not saying anything lol i paid to have mine put on and its only my 2nd lifted truck. So don't think I'm trying to be mean....i reserve that for some of the others on here....:D
    Just meant i didn't notice a difference. Though i was having issues with balancing my big ass tires
    I hope things are ok for you and its nothing:)
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    good idea. I'll check when I'm home in a couple hours.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    no front sway bar would definitely feel way more loose.
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Front sway bar is still attached. Here’s a picture of the Driver side UCA

    C2E62CEF-3E63-482D-ACD2-4935EC643621.jpg
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    I need on the arm where it’s labeled SPC - basically the lower ball joint
     
  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    SeanO86 [OP] Live Slow. Die Whenever.

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    Wheels are on at the moment. Kind of hard to get up in there and get a good picture. Let me know if you need to see another view.
     

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