New suspension parts....torsion crank feels so good
Last week I replaced lower balljoints, upper control arms and tie rods. Ever since then, my ride has been more sensitive than it was with the old parts. Thought an alignment would help, but it didnt change much at all.
The truck handles large bumps and potholes much better, but for some reason when driving over cracks and uneven pavement, it feels like my tires are being forced into the cracks which makes for a clunky ride. After triple checking the torque specs and greasing the joints, I thought the clunk might be the swaybar. So yesterday I installed some new moog sway bushings and endlinks, but no cigar, still sensitive when driving over cracks.
Today I crawled under and checked the torsion bars, and the bolts were only about a quarter of a turn from being loose. Cranked them both a full turn, and the ride is 90% better!!....WTF?
I thought cranking torsion bars makes the ride rougher??? Someone explain this to me, why would new suspension parts make the ride rough, and require me to crank my torsion bars ???
2004 4x4, ex-fleet vehicle. 4.0 v6 with 110 k, 4.10 gears.
Modifications: Whelan hidden strobes, Ion 174 alloys, yokohama geolander at 235s, billet grille, airbox mod, Dynomax exhaust. slight torsion crank. More to come!!