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Ok i cranked my torsion bars today and the drive side is maxed out and the passenger side isnt. Is that how it suppose to be? Ill have pics tomorrow
 
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Be more concerned with the front of the truck being level (driver to passenger side) then screw placement.
Others have also reported the same situation with the bolts having different lengths or set positions.
 
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Yes, that happened to me. I couldn't adjust them up as much as I wanted to because one side was maxed out, the other wasn't anywhere near it.

Definitely get an alignment in the near future.
 
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Yea i plan on having a 4 wheel alignment done next week in class since i am takin a class on how to do it.
 
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How do you plan to align the rear with a solid axle?
 
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Originally Posted by Dave and Julie
How do you plan to align the rear with a solid axle?
I was thinking that as well. Please fill us in on this one.
 
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Isnt it called a "thrust angle" alignment or something?


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It is possible the rear could be out of alignment, spring lash could have moved the shackle?
 
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Originally Posted by Dave and Julie
How do you plan to align the rear with a solid axle?
Ever seen a truck dog-track? Hmmm, wonder how the correct that :roll:
 
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When I had my truck's F/E aligned, the guy told me I had a relatively high thrust angle in the rear....

He said if I was to move the left-rear wheel back 1/8" and the right-rear one up (forward) 1/8" inch, that it would fix it.....

What would happen if you ignore correcting the thrust angle? Also, would this be worse with a locker? :?

Thanks.... :)
 
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But there is no way to adjust the rear alignment without replacing parts. If something crabs down the road it has a bent frame, bent spring pack, bent shackle or bent axle tube.
 
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