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SO I did the torsion bar crank....

Its been crappy weather here. So I got bored and cranked my torsion bars. I have an 2004 4x4 with 102 k on it. I marked the positions of the bolts and did three full cranks on each side. I still have alot more bolt left. After measurements, I gained .5" on the passenger side, and .35" on the drivers side. The questions: Should I crank the drivers side more to compensate for the difference in height or leave it as is?

As a side note the truck goes straight down the road, no pulling and actually handles better in the front end, feels less spongy.
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I would but it's up to you. The more you go up the crappier the rode and more likely will need an alignment.
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drivers side should be higher, and yes u will need an alignment
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So I should crank the driver side more than the passengers? As they are, each bolt is exactly relative to the previous position. Just three turns up. As far as alignment goes: It drives straight down the road, I'd hate to burn $60 bucks just for them to tell me the alignment is fine. Has anybody out there done the torsion bar crank with no averse effects to the alignment?
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Mine are maxed out with shackles and it rides like garbage. Most places check the alignment for 15 bux and if you need one its 45
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i would stay away from cranking your t bars. uneven tire wear for an inch or two doesnt seem worth it to me.
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i cranked a 2000 f-150 till i maxxed it out and it was still in alignment
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Yeah, when I cranked my bars my suspension held its alignment, however, I definitely recommend at least getting it checked after you crank them.
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