Question for you, do the ACT's matter at UC schools? Where I am (SLC) they look at ACT's more than SAT's. If ACT's do figure into applications, taking that as well could help (I scored slightly better on my ACT than SAT even though they are standardized....)
I got ~2100 on SAT, but 34 on ACT (converts to about 2260 SAT).
I got 100% acceptance letters.
Definitely ACT matter during application process. Although they are both "standardized", they are some big differences between them. I recommend everyone take both. I did better on ACT mainly because of the addition of a science section, more "math" and less vocabulary. (Fk English)
Granted, I only applied to the UCs. (Except Merced and Berkeley).