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Old 09-16-2004
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I haven't yet taken a look under my truck, so im not quite sure what to look for when i want to go ahead a crank my torsion bars. does anyone have any pics of what im going to need to ajust, or could anyone describe what i should be looking for?? thanks guys!
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If you look at the truck from the side, you will see behind the front wheels and under the front seats that there is a crossmember spanning the frame rails. If you look closer you will see two round bars coming from the 'A' arms back to this crossmember. Somewhere near where the bars meet the crossmember there will be a bolt on the bottom of the crossmember. If you tighten that bolt, you will raise the truck, looser the bolt will lower it.
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I thought I read that you couldn't loosen the bolts. I mean you could, but some type of thread locking on the bolt or somethng else would cause problems later.
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yeah, the bolt might fall out if loosened too much while driving on the road
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I haven't tried this yet either but from what I understand, you will probably need to get an alignment after you do this. Just an FYI.
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you will need an alignment, and possibly a cam kit...

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...orsionBar.html
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do you need to remove the torsion bar protector
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i still can't find it...
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Look under the truck. Do you see them there bars? Follow them towards the rear of the truck. They should end under the cab. Its a little plate thing with a bolt. You will have to crawl under the truck to see it.
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its a 13mm or 1/2" sized bolt. its threaded in the key that holds the tbar on the back side of the bar.
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here im pointing right at it. this is with the cover removed but that is not necessary for what you are doing

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I just posted about this in the suspension forum. Look at my first post. You crank that bolt in the middle.
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!Caution!
Dont hit your self in the head with the breaker bar!!!
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Look under the truck. Do you see them there bars? Follow them towards the rear of the truck. They should end under the cab. Its a little plate thing with a bolt. You will have to crawl under the truck to see it.
so once you are under the truck they should be facing you on the side
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btw.... *holy old thread* :)
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look at the pics man
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so once you are under the truck they should be facing you on the side

Look for the bars you cant miss them. Then follow them to the rear of the truck. At teh end of the bars you see a metal box looking thing witha bolt sticking out.

Its in the pic zach posted
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ok i got it now!!! thanks guys..sorry for being a bugg...
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ah that could happen too
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btw.... *holy old thread* :)
yeah when everyone says to do a search...so i did...
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how many turns so i do to even out with the rear???
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I would only do 4 turns
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so when i loose them it makes the tires drop which make the truck higher??right??
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Turn them Clockwise truck will go up
Turn them Counter-Clockwise truck will go down
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