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fat girl friend wearing the passenger side out?

No no fat girlfriends. lol
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That would be bad..

If your left one is in all the way that's an indicator that that torsion bar is getting worn out.

get the front end un sprung (Jack it with no load on the suspension) then take some measurements and then adjust BOTH of them to the same measurement. lower it back down and measure it again.. measureing off of the top of the tire is fine.. its better if you measure from the ground to the lip of the fender..

I say back some out of the driver's and crank some on the passenger....

I cranked my truck up 2 inches and the pass. still sits out farther than the drivers...
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jack up your truck and unscrew the driver side. then if you want them cranked do both while it's in the air then lower it. it should help drive it for awhile to see any difference.
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its a common cause.. just offering the suggestion



i love my truck, even I'm contemplating a set of running boards until I get sliders beacause I'm already sick of jumping.. No fat chicks for my truck haha
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I'm kind of going on a little road trip (3hrs) this weekend should I just wait until I get back or could I do it before. basically How easy is it on the scale of 1 to 10?
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anybody no. oh and could i do this without a jacking it up
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Yeah you can do it without jacking it up but have a cheater bar, those things can be hard to crank!

It takes MAYBE 5 minutes to adjust both bars, its seriously SO DAMN EASY lol
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whats a cheater bar? I heard when you do this you have to get an alignment afterwards?
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I'm saying put something like a pipe on the end of the wratchet. Make sure to use a half inch wratchet too. Wouldn't hurt to spray some PB Blaster on teh bolts ahead of time.

Its much easier to crank if you lift the truck up off the ground.



Also, you don't HAVE to get an alighment afterwards, cranking/adjusting the t-bars will not always ruin the truck's alignment. I maxed my bars out and don't have a problem.

When you adjust them, make sure the driver's side bolt is in a turn or 2 farther (righty tighty) to compensate for the "ranger lean" aka the driver's side being lower than the passenger's side.
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It hasn't been directly answered here after the pics where shown, just everyone saying to adjust your bars...

But yes, by looking at your last pic you can readily tell your bars are not adjusted right by looking at the angle of your lower control arms with respect to each other. The passenger lower arm is sitting more parallel to the ground than the driver side. Couple that with the blurry pics of the bolts and that is most definitely your problem.

Enough guys on here told you how to adjust them so no need to repeat that.
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crank that pass side bolt some more in the head on pic you can look at your a arms and tell that their not right my pass side bolt on mine is almost all the way in that bolt is out too far
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x2 crank that passenger side
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Thanks alot guys!
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Did ya fix it?
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I'm not saying that there's an inch and a quarter of tread wear.. not at all. I'm saying any weird wearing on the tire can throw the measurements off. --NOT an inch and a quarter, but a quarter inch, etc. I'm not stupid :)

My point is, measureing from the center cap or the lip of the rim SHOULD eliminate most variables related to the tire (wearing, size, pressure).
i wasnt saying you were stupid or anything at all, sorry if it came across that way, but no matter how he measured it unless he was parked on a huge rock or in a huge pothole would be the only way that measuring from the ground would be that far off.
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when you drive at highway speeds, does the leanier side of the truck bounce more, like seems like shock blew out, i kno mine does that, but i know why it does that, 65mph down a levee and accidentially jumped the crossroad, mad air... shhhhhhh
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Did ya fix it?
No. I'm going to wait till Monday. I'm going up to Toledo this weekend and I don't want to screw anything up and not be able to go. I no you said it was a piece of cake to do but I don't want to take the chance, so I'm just going to wait. I've driven it like this for a long time so I think i'll be fine till then. hope so. knock on wood.
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when you drive at highway speeds, does the leanier side of the truck bounce more, like seems like shock blew out, i kno mine does that, but i know why it does that, 65mph down a levee and accidentially jumped the crossroad, mad air... shhhhhhh
No that hasn't done that to me yet. I drive on the highway alot and haven't noticed anything like that. The only time that did that to me was when one of my stabilizers broke
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I finally got around to doing it today. I got it jacked up and everything, I could not budge the drivers side bolt. and I was able to get the passenger side loose I turned it at least 20 times and the bolt didn't look like it tightened at all. am I forgetting something I put some wd40 on them. any suggestions.

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Stripped passenger bolt?
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Possibly!
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