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I've got my "ultimate Lift Kit" from Toytech (not debatable, I own it)
and I was looking for some input on which one of these two uca's were a good match for my kit:confused:.
I've done some research, am leaning one way, but am now looking for the personal experience angle.

I'm also inerested in the Camburg "ball Joint" UCA

Slug it out here. Uniball noise, cost, fabrication, durability. etc.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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let's go...mountaineers!
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total chaos is by far the most popular around here. most will say it is the best. IMO, im getting the light racing UCA's this month for two reasons:

1) they are a couple hundred dollars cheaper
2) they may not be the most popular, but i haven't heard anything bad about them either

if you have the money, i'd say get the total chaos. i don't see the point in pay almost $700 for them but then again i dont know how well they work yet
 

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Don't forget the Allpro's, they're pretty similar to the TC's and at least $100 cheaper. I'm kind of glad I don't have the money to buy UCA's yet, it's way too hard to pick which ones to get.
 

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i believe a fellow hawaiian has the answer for you... do a search and you will find out!
Thanks Mushy, I'll have to go through his thread a little deeper. I have another question waiting for him ot reply to.
 

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I have the 885 Coils from Toytec and I recently added All Pro UCA's. I am very happy with the construction and installation. I have not had any experience with any others but after doing research I could not find a reason to pay $200 more for the TC. I tried really hard too.
 

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I've been looking at TC and Camburg and decided Camburg makes a good product and they should work well.

From what the Camburg Rep's say, the TC arms bind at some point while the 'newly redesigned' Camburg UCA's offer 10.5" of travel (mid travel for those who don't want to go full long travel).

Cheaper than the TC arms (albeit not by much) and as I don't plan on going to LT in the future, a long travel shock and the best travel UCA is my thinking.
 

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I had the Light Racing UCA's for a week with nothing but problems. They had a bad ball joint from the factory and one of the bushings ripped. And they were torqued properly with the tires on the ground. Even the side with the good ball joint seem to not be as smoothly traveling as it should. Got a new ball joint and it still didn't seem right. Now I have the total chaos arms and I'm completely happy with the results. Smooth travel and an extra inch of it also. Aligns perfectly with more adjustment left. And they look way cooler too. Just remember 9 out of 10 times you get what you pay for. Good luck with your choice. Also saw a picture on TTORA of a ALL PRO arm broken at the weld. They stood by they're arms and sent 2 new ones to the guy. But soon after he sold them. ????? As for the new camberg arms they look good but I would wait for some feedback on them. That is why I got the TC arms, as they were so highly recommended by people that actually wheel there trucks in places other than mall parking lots. And remember whatever the person responding to your question has on there truck is better than everything else. HAHA
 

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The ONLY reason I ended up with Total Chaos UCA's was that I got them used from a forum member for a price too good to pass up.
I would NEVER pay retail for them. So unless you can spend half of what they retail for on them.. get something cheaper.
 

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I'm probably getting the Allpro (this way I can order everything fro the same place) but if I go Icon instead of Fox I'll choose Total Chaos.
 

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I decided:

I ordered the Allpro UCA's. I did plenty of looking around and my order of choice was: AllPro, Camburg, Total Chaos, and then Light Racing.
Although the guys at Toytec rock, I really don't think the Light Racing matches up to the others.
 

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Its the last Q in this thread:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=189215&page=5

Its unanswered right now.
Sorry I've been busy.

That is a great question! I think you need to call Doug and ask? I would think that the OME shocks can work with the U.L.K. But it may take some tweaking.

As for the UCA's?
The adjustability of the LR's make them the most versatile UCA's out there.:thumbsup:

BUT! I'm still NOT sold on their rubber bushings. I have fab'd up a custom set of Poly bushings for my LR's. So I am in the process of doing my own R&D on the extra set of LR UCA's that I have. (Yes I did say extra set, I have 2)

But I am going to run their new design rubber bushings to see how well they hold up.

but in the event that they start to tear again? I will be installing the modified set LR's with the poly bushings.

TC's are proven! And they are definitely the stronger of the 2.

Both are good! Both have short comings.
-TC's are rebuildable.
-LR's have outstanding customer service.

So the advantage at this point, for a DD,and some light offfroading. Has to go to the LR's. (Because of their adjustability, CS, and their price):thumbsup:

But if you plan to beat on your truck and articulate the suspension to it's full extent? Then go with the TC's. Their design is more suited for that application.
 
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