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    Hey Guys,

    Looking to replace my UCA's to get a bit more lift out of my Dobinsons MRR gear. What are you guys using? I've been looking at the Roadsafe Blackhawk UCA's but open to ideas.

  • #2
    How are you achieving more lift? The open length of the strut remains the same. The shocks limits the down travel, so changing the UCAs won't give you more down travel needed to coincide with more lift.
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    • #3
      I had the wrong springs installed two weeks ago. So they are putting in the correct springs to account for the weight of the bull bar and winch. They had concerns around getting the adjustment right as they were going to run out of adjustment with the recommend springs. Which is why I'm looking at replacing the UCA's.


      • #4

        I'm guessing you are referring to running out of caster adjustment at too high a lift on the replacement coils you're planning on using?

        At a standard 2" lift on the front end, you can still milk 2deg caster out of the OEM arms on a 150 Prado, and they still drive ok with that amount of caster.

        Regarding the Blackhawks, I'd hold off until they release their extended ball joint, which is still in production.


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        • #5
          Thanks mate.

          I have until Thursday. Is there something else that you would recommend? How about the SPC arms?


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            • #7
              I recommend the Fulcrum UCA. Well made and strong.
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              • #8
                Is hard to replace the upper control arms? I done the replacement on my fj myself but my 2018 prado looks like it has very limited room.