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What UCA will work with my 6" readylift ??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by VEEEDUB, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Feb 18, 2021 at 5:03 PM
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    VEEEDUB

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    Believe my upper ball joints are getting bad, looking to replace the stock uca with a better one... not sure which will work for my lift setup. Anyone able to help.

    2017 Tundra Pro, 4 Wheel drive, Spindle Spacer Lift setup
     
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  2. Feb 19, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    You have given us little, to no information to be able to answer your query. What year is your Tundra? Is it a 4 wheel drive? Is your 6" lift a spindle/spacer lift? What UCA's are you looking at and why do you consider them "better"?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    2017 Tundra Pro, 4 Wheel drive, Spindle Spacer Lift

    Right now on the truck are stock UCA's and I believe my ball joints are getting back. Looking for information on what I should replace the stock ones with.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    Most spindle/block lifts are designed to utilize the OEM UCA's to keep your alignment in spec. Going to aftermarket UCA's can actually make it more difficult to get the alignment in spec. I have the Pro Comp 6" spindle/block lift. I too was looking at aftermarket UCA's and called Pro Comp and spoke to a tech about what I should choose. He said I should keep the OEM UCA's for the same reason that I mentioned before. But, he said if I am determined, that I MUST go with UCA's that are "fully adjustable" (meaning that they are adjustable for both camber AND caster). Most aftermarket UCA's are designed to work with 3" lifts and have over-caster to compensate on said 3" lifts. But, in a spindle/block lift, they provide too much caster. But with fully adjustable UCA's, you can dial that caster back in. The Icon billet UCA's are one of only two or three UCA's on the market that are fully adjustable:
    https://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/accessory/14677/icon-accessories-07-up-tundra-billet-uca-dj-kit/
    Camburg and I think Total Chaos also make fully adjustables, but like the Icon's, they are quite expensive.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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    so keeping everything OEM on my setup is the best way to go... So just replace the ball joints with new OEM ones ?? Are OEM ball joints the best or is there a better ball joint that fits the OEM control arm ??
     
  6. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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    If it was me I would just replace the ball joint. I've had good luck with many aftermarket parts from the local parts stores. Just curious, how many miles do you have on that lift? The reason I ask is because I'm going on 64000 miles with a 6 inch lift and oem uca's.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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    I think I will just do that, replace the ball joints. Im Canadian so its KMS ( 75000kms ) so not many at all. Im the second owner of the truck. I just purchased it a week ago, didn't notice the noise on the test drive...

    Here is a pic of the truck

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  8. Feb 21, 2021 at 5:11 AM
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    Beautiful truck! Like @jeremyd said, just replace the ball joints. Unless you are rock crawling or doing some high speed off-roading, the only need to change the UCA's for would be aesthetic. Oh, and you will probably want to get an alignment post ball joint install.....
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2021 at 5:26 AM
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    Sweet looking truck! I'm digging the white lettering, but I think it's cause of my age. Lol
     
  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:00 AM
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    Yeah, 51 here, and I too love the white lettering on the sidewalls!
     
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