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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone please explain control arms to me? Im about to install a 2.5 to 3 in lift on my 2002 tundra. front and rear shocks, coilovers, and add a leafs. Im going with 285/70/17 tires. Now my question is can I use light racing control arms? Or do I need to just go ahead and get the camburg ones? Also what are the advantages/ disadvantages of using either option? Any information is appreciated. Thank you!!
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Re: Control arms

If you can afford Camburgs, go with Camburgs. The problem with Uniballs is they squeak. Bad. And loud. And often. BUT if you go with 3" coilovers (highly recommend going against with all 3", the max I would crank them too is 2.25", yes, I learned this the hard way) you need Uniballs.

All this being said, I have 2" height, 2.5 fox coilovers with my light racing UCAs. I LOVE the set up. Rarely squeaks and I can run my truck. People here I know I run my truck. Hard. And I have zero complaints about the LRs. I also have an AAL in the rear, just like you. It's not taking the cheap way out, it's taking the way out that still allows you to drive your truck for hours on the road until you reach your wheeling spot.

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Re: Control arms

+1 for the LR UCAs especially if you deal with road salt, as the ball joints are covered by a boot. I have the toytech ultimate lift w/aal and noticed a smother ride too..


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+2 on the LRs vs Uniballs due to road salt. That was the main reason I changed my mind on a set of TC arms I picked up, and went with LRs instead.
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+1 on the LR UCA's. Way too much salt on the road here in the winter to try a UNIball.

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Somebody has to disagree right?
Move to California and buy Camburg!

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I ended up going with the LR control arms thanks for your info guys!
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Re: Control arms

Thanks for pointing these out! I've had camburg uppers before and will never go back. I also live in CA and the squeak like crazy. Not sure why they don't make a boot. I think I'm going with these.

Now to find a worthy coilover...

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Does anyone have pics of the Light Racing UCA install?

How long does it take to swap out the stock UCA's?
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Thanks for pointing these out! I've had camburg uppers before and will never go back. I also live in CA and the squeak like crazy. Not sure why they don't make a boot. I think I'm going with these.

Now to find a worthy coilover...
My burgs squeaked something awful about a year after I installed them. From what I gather, Camburg uses chrome plated uniballs. When mine were removed, they were toast - I could kinda jiggle them around and the teflon lining clearly had worn away. I had them replaced with the stainless FK uniballs wheeler's sells and have been squeak free (so far).


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My balls don't squeak but my bushings do.

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