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I have a 2021 AT4 with a 3.0. I'm looking to upgrade my UCAs but I can't decide on a particular brand or type. I've looked at everything from BDS, Zone, Cognito, Readylift, etc. I have Bilstein 5100s coming in to go all around and plan on running the fronts at full 1.1" height. I'm not looking to raise anymore than that or I'd just go 4" kit. I talked myself out of a level kit after hearing about all the ball joint and CV issues. I plan to run at least 34s when my tires wear out. ( I run 295/55R20s right now) It's my daily driver and don't plan on plowing thru mud holes on the regular but I still need it to perform on some back roads from time to time.
I purchased a GMC 2014 Crew Cab w/ 6in basic Gen 2 Fabtech lift. Replaced struts and shocks as it was needed and took it in for alignment. Shop said they wouldn’t touch it until lower balljoints were replaced. So I replaced lower balljoints and put on aftermarket UCAs (Kryptonite). I called Kryptonite to insure the UCAs were GTG with the Fabtech knuckle before purchasing; they gave the all clear. I tightened all to spec, went to put wheels on and I now rub the UCAs. Upfront, money is an issue so looked for most viable solution. Purchased 2 inch Bora hub centric spacers and not wanting to trim the studs, look like best fit for my issue. 1.75” is all I needed but, I was sold on the additional .25”. Issue I’m facing now is I’m working a wheel at a time so started on front driver side. With everything attached and torqued, I lowered my truck down and driver side wheel now has extreme positive camber to the point sitting there like that probably isn’t good so I jacked it back up. I did mark the camber plates with the OE UCAs and installed new UCAs to that position. It’s as if the weight of the engine is now leaning on the front driver side wheel. Did camber plate position change with new UCAs? Will the positive camber lessen when I do the passenger side front wheel? Worried that jacking up other side the weight will shift more and cause everything to buckle on the driver side. Any help is greatly appreciated! if posting in wrong forum my bad. Just signed up, but been reading threads for a few months now.