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If you do 4 turns is an alignment necessary?
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Turn them Clockwise truck will go up
Turn them Counter-Clockwise truck will go down
thats all i needed to know!!!!
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no, tighten them, measure the height before you crank them, crank them about 4 turns, jump on the front and bounce the suspension a little so it will settle and remeasure. Don't go over 2 inches IMO
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do it an even amount of turns. do not go more then 4 turns!
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If you do 4 turns is an alignment necessary?

its a good idea but not needed
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no, tighten them, measure the height before you crank them, crank them about 4 turns, jump on the front and bounce the suspension a little so it will settle and remeasure. Don't go over 2 inches IMO
4 turns is about 2 inches. but i have heard many people say 4 turns, that is how many i did mine when i had them, i had no problems.
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If you do 4 turns is an alignment necessary?
Like zach said its a good idea. I have never gotten a alinment.

50k miles later and no problems
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so this would even out with the rear
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so this would even out with the rear
I dont know about evening it out but it will be very close.

Just do 4 full turns on both sides and youll like it.
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it should
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damn... this was probably one of the first threads i made, lol. the past 3 years flew by
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it sure did help
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Just thought I'd add my 2 cents..

My Fx4 is a street queen.. but I don't like the stock camber, nor do I like the rake of the whole truck in stock form. Even when I load up the boat (19ft bowrider) it sinks the rear end by 1".. and the truck still has a fwd rake to it!

So I've been playing a little to find the spot Im happy with. So far I've gone 1 full turn which has taken out 75% of the camber.. but still a little is noticable. Next time I load the boat I'll re-evaluate and see if I want to go more. Most likely I'll settle on something in the 1.5 to 2 turn area.

Even at 1 round of turn I am noticing a little stiffer ride. Not too shabby IMO.

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those sucker are tough as hell!!!! i spent about a hour trying them to turn!!! i didn't have any wd40 around to loose them up...did yall have a hard time turning them
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yea it was impossible with a socket. I took a 3 foot pole and stuck the socket in that to turn them.
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yea thats what i've heard
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Depending on the T-bars rating, and what tires you have, you may or mat-not have an alignment issue.

Everyones ' wear ' is different, no 2 trucks are the same.

Be safe and avoid any tire wear, have your alignment checked regardless.

From the factory, our trucks camber CAN be different. One good pothole or a launch or a 4x4 outing can move things just a ' little bit '. By tightening or loostening that torsion key, the little bit of movement is multiplied in the distance from the original/initial position.

Its a trig problem I played with while lowering my truck ( Lowering and lifting involve the SAME math ).
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