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Old 03-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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UCA/LCA Install

Just got some new J&M UCA/LCA set to install this weekend. Any advice from those that have done it?
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Do it on a lift if possible. The lcas are super easy, it's the uca that's a little bit of a pain. Did you buy a new uca mount too?
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No I didn't get the mount. Just the UCA. Should I get the mount and wait on the install? Why would I need the mount?
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The stock mount is stamped steel and still allows a lot of flex. To make the most of these mods you should get the torque mount. It actually holds the differential to the chassis and should be upgraded as well.
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What you've got can be installed in a couple hours on jackstands, easy.

If you're not a hardcore track junky, you can use what you've bought without issues.

I did the upper and mount on my car (Roush) in the driveway, without removing any other components. Takes a little spatial reasoning to figure how to get stuff up there but your job is actually easier b/c you aren't removing the mount.

On the mount is a big bolt going into the interior under the rear seat and you'll need a good impact gun and ear defenders to bust that thing loose. Everything else is pretty straightforward and obvious if you've done any car work.
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What you've got can be installed in a couple hours on jackstands, easy.

If you're not a hardcore track junky, you can use what you've bought without issues.

I did the upper and mount on my car (Roush) in the driveway, without removing any other components. Takes a little spatial reasoning to figure how to get stuff up there but your job is actually easier b/c you aren't removing the mount.

On the mount is a big bolt going into the interior under the rear seat and you'll need a good impact gun and ear defenders to bust that thing loose. Everything else is pretty straightforward and obvious if you've done any car work.
I wasn't aware you could change out the UCA without taking the mount off too. Your not getting a socket wrench or an impact gun on the UCA bolt without taking off the bracket and doing it after it is off the car.
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Sooooo. Is the mount necessary for the install or is it just more difficult without it?
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You don't NEED it to install the UCA but it will definitely make better use of the mods you are installing
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You don't NEED it to install the UCA but it will definitely make better use of the mods you are installing
+1. Thanks also. I'll be doing the same here pretty soon
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Sooooo. Is the mount necessary for the install or is it just more difficult without it?
not really something you have to do, but why wouldn't you do it now and make sure it is done right instead of having to take everything apart again and do it later?
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I'll grant you, I installed mine as an assembled unit, mount and arm but, it looked like I could get a wrench on the inner end bolt of the control arm itself, if I had to.

maybe mine's just designed that way and others are different and maybe it just won't be possible. if not...might as well grab a mount while yer at it.
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Ok. Ok. Fine. You guys are all right. I'll order the mount as well, I have an AM coupon to get rid of anyways. No sense in doing the same work twice. Thanks all for the advice.
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