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Do I need UCA's if I am only going to Level my Tundra

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dirtyrat91741, May 22, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Dirtyrat91741

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    Hey Tundra fam, after tons of research, I am thinking about a slow progressive build from 2020 Tundra. I cant see the need to put a stage 5 suspension out the gate because my stock parts will have served no purpose and have very little resale... "CHEAP ME"

    My question, if i am just going to start by Leveling with the
    ReadyLift 2.4 Inch Front Leveling Kit - 66-5075

    Do I need UCA's? Keep in mind I dont do offroad thing, this is my daily driver.
     
  2. May 22, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Need, no.. usually under 3" can use stock UCA an still get alignment in spec.. I don't think they would hurt to have either.
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    You should be fine with anything under 3 inches. I would recommend doing Bilstein 5100’s on the middle or top setting in the front over spacers. Too many horror stories about spacers!!!
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    Also, welcome from the IE!!!
     
  5. May 22, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    U can take the guy out of the garage, But U can’t take the garage out of the guy
    I’d save your money for a better up grade and go with adjustable front struts and 1/4 to 1/2 spacers if needed to level out, I’d also recommend shackles in the back over blocks. Buy once cry once.
    Just a 2 cents comment,
    Welcome also. :oldglory:
     
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  6. May 22, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    This ^^^^^
     
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  7. May 22, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    I've done a little..
    If you install a Readylift kit you don't need to upgrade uppers at all.
     
  8. May 22, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    That totally makes since, however if I go down the route of changing out the struts, wouldnt it be better just to bite the bullet and go with the ICON stage 2 or 5? my thinking behind all this is I can get some wear and tear out of my stock set up, throw in the 250.00 part, and have a decent level. Then pull the trigger as the addiction kicks in more...

    I have had my truck for 2 weeks and already have researched everything and made a decision on nothing.... lol
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    U can take the guy out of the garage, But U can’t take the garage out of the guy
    Have you measured your truck on a level surface yet ? Ground to center of wheel opening...front/ back to figure out your differences in height.
    A 3/1 lift might be a good decision
    That’s what 50 % of folks start out with. I did that and went with the biggest tire in mostly stock wheel dimensions, BFGs on 285 65 R20s
    Then did a CMC also total chaos UCAs My alignment was close to factory specs. The 3/1 gave plenty of height along with the larger tire. Keep looking at photos of members on here, when you find the look your after just duplicate that. Ask that owner how he got there. That’s an easy way of sizing things up.
    Good luck Sir
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    I agree. I just did this 2 weeks ago. I went from a Readylift spacer kit and blocks to Toytec Alumas and shackles. Ride was greatly improved.
     
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  11. May 29, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    Go to the 6112 bilstiens and only spend suspension money once. I swapped them on after 3K miles and the ride is much improved over stock. My 2 cents.
     

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