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UCA'S: ICON Delta Joint, who's using them? Better than ball joint/uniball?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by TX4runner21, Jul 30, 2022.

  1. Jul 30, 2022 at 10:53 AM
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    TX4runner21

    TX4runner21 [OP] New Member

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    Needing to replace UCA'S due to lift (spacer lift in front being replaced with Fox 2.5's). For people running these, how do you like them?
     
  2. Jul 30, 2022 at 12:51 PM
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    iamincrediboy

    iamincrediboy New Member

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    Maybe about 10k miles ago I installed them. Here was my write up and reasoning:

    All of my decision making came down to feeling some slop, or looseness, or non-planted feeling on the road. I dont know if others have a better way to describe it or know the feeling at all but having had Sterling for about 20k miles by the time I felt this, I knew I didn’t like it, even though I also knew everything was adjusted, torqued, lubed, and everything else as it should be to operate right. Not to mention this particular thump of the front suspension cycling I wasn’t a fan of.

    So internet searching I went, and clearly cost had its part to play, but overall capacity for this being my daily and my wheeling rig meant I couldn’t necessarily just go top of the line for it all. Everyone knows heim joints and uniballs are literally stronger, but their maintenance and general upkeep is much more often than ball joints, and longevity wise they CAN last as long or longer, but since theyre usually open to the elements they usually don’t.

    Enter the Icon Delta Joint for my Icon tubular UCAs and Dirt King LCAs. This is no paid promo or some crap I’m just giving praise where I feel its earned. The DJ I think was a little easier since I already had the UCA itself. The DK LCAs were also easy as the Moog LBJ has reportedly gotten better again over recent history, theyre WAY easy to source compared to Yota OEM LBJs which we know are non-existent by themselves, and I had figured out that’s where the weird thump came from. Suspension is WAY tighter and more secure feeling compared to before. :cheers:
     

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