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Old 08-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Adjustable UCAs?

What I am wondering is do they make them for a 96 k1500?
Do they make adjustable LCAs?

Has anyone here made there own?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Long story short I Bought a truck with a bunch of lift and in order to level the truck they cranked the torsion arms (found out last week about that one) witch made it imposable to align the front, today I uncranked the arms to get the -camber out of the front and that dropped the front 4 1/4" and now the truck looks like shit in my eyes.

The way I see it is if I get adjustable UCAs I can get new T arm keys to keep a decent ride and lift the truck back up while retaining the ability to set the alignment.
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They don't need to be adjustable. Look at Cognito motorsports. Most tubular arms are built for that geometry.

FYI with that much angle in the lower arm, it will never ride "good".
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It doesn't look like cognito sells them for a 96.
My UCAs are tubular now they are just to short to keep the camber with the lift.

I get what you are saying about the lower CAs making the ride harsh at the angle they will be in and I am willing to accept that, my thinking though is why have the T arms adding to that harshness if they don't have to.

Just a thought that popped into my head here, If a fabricated a set of LCA out of DOM and fabbed them with an easy 90 would that not soften the ride? Would that hold up? Keep in mind this truck will never see off road other than the yard. I know you guys love that here but it is what it is.
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Do the current uppers have urethane bushings? If so, odds are they are blown. If they are fabtech throw them away and start over.
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Before you fabricate a-arms, buy a drop down bracket lift kit.
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There is a 6' suspension lift (with the drop downs) and a 3 inch body lift. This morning I am thinking that I really don't want to fab new arm, what I was thinking about last night wouldn't work anyway.

I am thinking that they may have added leafs to the rear since they cranked the front T arms to get lift, I am going t o have a look here in a few minutes.

How many leafs are on 1/2 ton springs?
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