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Avoiding Body Mount Chop with Bumper/UCAs?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TundraVet89, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:54 PM
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    Looking to go as large as possible with tires utilizing no more than Fox 2.0 Coil Over Lift on my new 2020 Tundra 4x4.

    Willing to swap the bumper and UCA to get the tire moved forward away from the body mount (I will not cut my truck up).

    What offset range should I look into, and what size tire can I expect to run with full articulation?


    Frankly this is overwhelming. I miss the days of my CJ7 where I would chop parts off to fit what I needed and not care.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    Honestly the body mount chop sounds worse than it is. Our trucks are made out of cut and bent pieces of metal welded/screwed together, just changing the angle on a small part
     
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    And just like that I got more than I could chew. Lots of Info, but good intel.

    I guess it's my innate inability to trust shops to do the work in a manner that I never have to worry about it.
     
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    I am not willing to do a CMC/BMC either, so I just put 275/70R18 tires on some SCS ray10s with +25 offset. No lift, stock height. I had to remove the little air dams in front of the front tires, and I have very minor rub on the front mudflaps. Fills the wheel wells nicely, but I also don't have any plans for lifting the truck. I like the factory rake, so I'm not even going to level it. Might upgrade the suspension in the future, but it would be a very mild lift if I did.

    I guess what I am getting at is the easiest way to avoid chopping the mount is to be content with tires you can fit on the truck at stock height.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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    While I get what you are saying, I also need to do research about bumper replacements and UCA to shift tires forward, allowing for the extra gap away from the Body. I will at the very least be taking the same stance as the TRD Pro (1.8" in front) because my local dealership is all for it without causing a fuss about my warranty, and the extra height will help.
     
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    UCAs don't shift the tire forward. On the contrary, they move the top of the tire aft. Then, with a proper alignment, the LCA gets moved forward. You should, for optimal handling, be looking caster in the 4* left, 4.5* rt range.
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Understood, fundamental misunderstanding on my part. So my "avoidance of Body chop" would inherently rely on LCAs alignment and UCAs
     
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