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Solo motorsports Lower balljoint Uni-ball conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Fieldnstreamer, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Fieldnstreamer

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    So I’ve been wanting to do a mid travel kit to mainly get away from the factory lower ball joint design and I was shopping around and looked on solo’s website and saw that they offered a uniball conversion. They have a lot of cool stuff for first gens. Here’s what they have. Anyone tried it? https://solomotorsports.com/shop/pa...toyota-1-lower-uniball-heim-steering-upgrade/

    also has anyone tried their MT complete kit?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    You’re required to run their $1700+ spindles. $2500+ for uniball lowers, I’ll pass.
     
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    Assuming money isn’t an issue, just curious how someone liked them. Honestly it’s Probably more cost effective to just use their complete mt setup.
     
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    Yea I’m just not completely sold on flares. I’ve seen a couple that look ok. I just don’t know if I want to LT my daily like a total bro lol
     
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    Be a smart bro and buy a daily. Paint the fenders and you won’t be a bro. @Sunnier :boink:
     
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    Sunnier Consumes science with a side of hopes & prayers

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Who you callin’ a bro, Bro?!! :mad:
























    :p :angrygirl: :rofl:
     
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    Sunnier Consumes science with a side of hopes & prayers

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Damn. I just caught up. Mine aren’t painted. :( I am a bro.
     
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    Fixed it for ya! With your setup, bro’s be jealous!
     
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    :fistbump:

    Exactly. I gotta keep ‘em white so bro’s notice!
     
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    I mean what’s the point in a LT daily if no ones noticing?
     
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    What year is your truck? Does it have ABS?

    I considered going with their lift spindles long ago, and possibly the uniball lowers, but you can't retain ABS. Doesn't bother me for driving but if ever in an accident and your insurance sees you've disabled the ABS it won't go well.
     
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    Money is no object? Be a trend setter and do what YOU want to make it happen. Report back!
     
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    I would consider cost/benefit analysis. How much gain is there from a lower uniball considering the cost of the other parts required?

    is the flex out of the lower balljoint your current limiting factor when offroad?

    It depends on your type of offroading, but I’ll bet there are many things that will help you more for less money. At some point the cv axle cannot flex down anymore, so what is the lower uniball gaining?
     

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