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Old 11-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Dealership said uca and lcas install was too complicated

How complicated it is to do this? I mean geez. I gave them all instructions to do it. Which holes to put what in and they call me back two hours later saying they had everything laid out and it was too complicated and modified for them to do? Wow is all I can say. What do u guys think?


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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Stealership will cost twice as much as a performance shop...


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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I think that's rediculous and they should have the capability to do that type of work especially at a dealership that would be expected to change stock suspension components anyways


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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No performance shops around here bud. Closest thing to me is revolution auto or beefcake racings shop and they're both 4.5 to 5.5 hours from here. So I'll have to pay to play


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
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LCA are super easy to install. You will need a torque wrench. The toughest thing is if the suspension shifts a bit you will need to realign the rear which can be done with a jack on one side pushing the suspension to the opposite side etc...

The UCA is a ***** to get to if you don't use a lift. It's tight as hell to get at the top bolt. This is the more difficult of the two to install. I busted my knuckles trying to undo top bolt. Man... Never ever again


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:20 PM   #6
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That's why I am not attempting the upper. I don't have a lift AND I'm lowered. So my jack won't even go under my car. Low life sucks and it's not even that low haha. And he is charging 150$ to do it all so not that bad.


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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Are they adjustable?

I did (non-adjustable) LCA's in about 15 minutes up on my stepdad's rack. Super easy.

When I called to inquire about installing the FRPP (FORD) ProCal tune, two of the three local stealerships, said they don't do any aftermarket stuff. I tried explaining to them its a FORD "part" and they still were clueless.

Its surprising, how clueless at least the people manning the phones are at these Ford dealerships... ie: the service reps. Maybe, if I spoke to an actual experienced technician, I might get better information.

I miss my Porsche, and going in to the Porsche dealership, when I walked in they knew me by name & knew everything about my car. When I wanted to add aftermarket parts, they gave researched it if they hadn't done one before, gave me an estimate and did it. AND surprisingly they were very reasonably priced for a high end german car dealership.
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Yeah they're retarded. It's not like putting a supercharged on. You're just changing the pos they use from the factory with a stronger one. Not that difficult.


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:35 PM   #9
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DIY dude... if you have basic skill with hand tools. If you don't have tools, get a basic Harbor Freight $150 set and their biggest breaker bar and a torque wrench.

If not then try another dealership or find a shop that will, even not a "performance" shop. Find a competent mechanic at a smaller garage, you just have to be VERY careful.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:50 PM   #10
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A guy at ford is gonna do it for 150$ tomorrow evening. That's fine with me. I work evening shift in the coal mines and don't have time for this kind of stuff plus my dad has his stratos bass boat and 1986 f150 in the garage that he won't take out lol.


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[QUOTE=c_rizzle;2122821]...when I walked in they knew me by name & knew everything about my car...[QUOTE]

That's how my Ford dealer is. They changed the gears in both of my cars and do all of my scheduled maintenance. They even call me if I'm late. Too bad there are so many horror stories about other dealers. There is no excuse for it.
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ive done a ton of aftermarket UCA and LCA here at my dealership.
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When I called to inquire about installing the FRPP (FORD) ProCal tune, two of the three local stealerships, said they don't do any aftermarket stuff. I tried explaining to them its a FORD "part" and they still were clueless.
The Ford ProCal is NOT a Ford part but rather an aftermarket part. Ford Racing sells aftermarket parts.
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How is the Ford Procal not a Ford part. It has a Ford part number found in the Ford magazine with instruction for a Ford dealership to install???
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The Ford ProCal is NOT a Ford part but rather an aftermarket part. Ford Racing sells aftermarket parts.
I didn't say it was OE. I said it was a Ford part created by FORD engineers, which actually take in to account things like quality control, vehicle/parts longevity, etc.

It even has the FORD logo on it... just like the GT500 axle backs.

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Ford Racing is not the same as Ford Motor Company. It is just as aftermarket as anything else.
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Yep, ppl often get very confused when I say "get OEM, not FRPP" in relation to something like a throwout bearing or whatever. FRPP is Ford's "aftermarket" company and generally is going to fit/work just like OEM but not 100% of the time.
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Ford Racing is not the same as Ford Motor Company. It is just as aftermarket as anything else.
Not the same, but Ford Racing is a division of Ford Motor Company. And the GOOD thing is they have the big budget, resources (trade secrets, rendering, fluid models, etc.) & detailed information about every part of our cars just as Ford Motor Company does. When they want to develop a new exhaust for the car (like the GT500 axlebacks), they don't need to take laser measurements under the car (like all the aftermarket guys are doing for the 2015's). They just pull up their computer specifications and its all already in there.

The things they develop gradually trickle in to our every day cars. First developed for racing like Boss302R's, CobraJet, etc... then make way to higher end cars like GT500 and street Boss302, then to Mustang GT's, then to your average sedans!

Then they test the parts to OEM standards, doing super abusive tests, etc... things that normally small aftermarket companies could only dream of doing in their R&D & testing. The drawback to their parts is sometimes performance is left on the table to preserve longevity. But I'd rather a little safety net than all out performance.
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All correct and why if you can, you get FRPP. Unless there is an aftermarket part that is just far and away better for whatever reason.
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