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UCA Options...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TRD PRO 17, Feb 15, 2018.

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What UCA option would you choose?

  1. JBA OFFROAD

    33 vote(s)
    48.5%
  2. SPC

    26 vote(s)
    38.2%
  3. OEM

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    TRD PRO 17

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    Okay...

    I have a 2015 TRD PRO and am currently running @Coachbuilder1 shims shackles and bump stop extensions. I will soon be installing his steering kit when I install my @SCSPerformance Ray10's.

    While I am getting the above done I would like to upgrade my UCA's also. I have been particularly looking at JBA OFFROAD and am about 90% sure that is what I'm going to go with. If I were to go with another aftermarket UCA it would be SPC. I know that it isn't absolutely necessary to do but I figure it wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade them as well.

    So, my question is...

    What would you do?
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    dcsleeper408

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    @BlueBottle has camburg ball joints for sale.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    joem1cha3l

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    Depends how much maintenance you want to do with them too...

    I run SPCs and I’m happy but I don’t off-road. It was for alignment purposes solely after I installed my lift
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    TheBeast

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    I myself like Total Chaos :)
     
  5. Feb 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    TRD PRO 17

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    I don’t mind greasing them.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    TRD PRO 17

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    Sticking with ball joint style. They salt The roads too much in the winter for me to even want to try a uniball setup.
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    crishard

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    I'm considering upgrading my UCAs within the next year & am trying to learn what I can. Why would the salt hurt the uniballs? I thought that they were practically bomb proof.
    I have read that some people get some noise from the uniballs. From the liners maybe?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    SPCs next on my list. Not fancy looking. No labeling. Gets the job done.
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Following due to the fact I’m leaning towards JBA myself. Sharp looking Inferno @TRD PRO 17 :thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 15, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    n2deep

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    Wondering the reason you are planning CB Steering kit?
     
  11. Feb 15, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    BlueBottle

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    Actually someone already bought em... ahem jp...
     
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  12. Feb 15, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    TRD PRO 17

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    Much appreciated @Noodle. I really like the look of them and they seem to be extremely strong/beefy. Everyone that has them who I have talked to in the Tundra and Tacoma world loves them!

    @n2deep for the extra degree of travel they allow over the stock tie rods.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2018 at 10:07 PM
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    n2deep

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    Haven't noticed the tie rods limiting travel. But interesting.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    Coachbuilder tie rods are great but they can limit caster. Because they're straight and beefy they can hit the lower spring perch. and you may find you can't get more than 3* caster.
     
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  15. Feb 15, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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    TexasTundra27

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    If you don’t want uniballs because of the salt, then you probably don’t want to run his steering kit. They’re essentially the same thing, OEM tie rods are pretty damn stout.
     
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  16. Feb 15, 2018 at 10:25 PM
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    Good point, I hadn't even thought of it and I'm running 'em.
     
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  17. Feb 16, 2018 at 2:28 AM
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    Voted SPC as that is what I ran on my '12 DC. I'll be running the Camburg uni-balls on the '18 CM.

    No complaints with the SPCs. They just worked.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    I went with the JBA's because they're priced right, and i like the red.
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  19. Feb 17, 2018 at 11:49 PM
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    Kwikfish

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    Im leaning twards the JBA's on my new to me tundra,but had SPC's on my tacoma and they worked fine.not sure what lift im going with uet so that may change my mind for the adjustment you can get from the spc's
     
  20. Feb 18, 2018 at 12:27 AM
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    rocky_mtn_trd

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    Total Chaos Uni-ball FTW!

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  21. Feb 18, 2018 at 8:40 PM
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    Kwikfish

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    Mr rogers how dod your alignment turn out with the JBA's?
     
  22. Feb 18, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    Nothing special
    Is that the toytec ultimate coiliver.? If so gue is the ride.?
     
  23. Feb 18, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    rocky_mtn_trd

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    It's the ToyTec Boss kit. It's a very nice ride. Pleased with my decision on that kit.
     
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    ...bout to be running these. Just don't think I'll be disappointed.

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  25. Feb 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    i would get the jba. i used to have total chaos on my tacoma and they were fantastic, i just like the shield on the top and the boot on the bottom on the jba.
    it is better protection from the elements.
     
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  26. Feb 19, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    chphilo

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    I went with the OME and SPC set-up mainly because they are maintenance-free. I've had them for almost four years with zero issues with absolutely zero maintenance. The truck went through PA winters with plenty of salt/chemical. (This picture was taken shortly after the installation.
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  27. Feb 19, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Samoan Thor

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    I vote total chaos for performance, its one of those subjects everyone has had different experiences when talking about uniballs and salty areas, some have had no problems some had problems. If youre worried about that then the icon delta joint has a high angle ball joint design that functions like a uniball and is enclosed not exposed to the elements.
     
  28. Feb 19, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    OBXTundra

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    JBA here. Installed maybe 5 months and 2000 miles ago. The JBA ball joint will not be a limiting factor for travel unless you're planning to go LT. I'm sure you've read up on the JBA ball joint by now, if not....
    • Up travel is 40 deg off of center line of the ball joint.
    • Down travel is 50 deg off of center line.
    • Full range of motion is 90 deg.
    20171028_145738.jpg
     
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  29. Feb 19, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    Kwikfish

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    And i heard people getting good alignment numbers woth the JBA's as well,bonus the joint can be found at most any parts store
     
  30. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    TRD PRO 17

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    Nice!

    I’ve been eyeing them for quite some time so I think I’m pretty set on going with the JBA’s when it’s time!
     

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