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Old 12-01-2007
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To be very honest, after I turned mine down it actually softened my ride a lot. It rides much better now. and I'm still running stock shocks up front, and xlt shocks in the rear.
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Aww come on man, its a truck not a caddy. You don't like that ridding on a board feeling? LOL...
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I was scared to crank mine, but honestly. I'm glad I did it looks 10X's better and rides a little better. I don't bottom out the front anymore. I cranked my 1 and 1/4 inch and it sits perfect. Rear is just slightly higher, but not as dramatic. I say just crank the bars a tad. If you crank less then an inch and a half you shouldn't need an alignment. I never got one and my alignment is perfect still and its been atleast 2 years since I did it. It will also be less work to crank them then to remove the rear blocks.
I cranked mine and inch and a quarter to and didn't need an alignment at all. Even had a frame shop check it all green on the specs. Hell I even used an impact this time.
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remember you have a cap on it that lowers the rear some too... we maxed bills truck his level II and it wasnt even close...
I do, but I didn't/don't think it was heavy enough to make the rear sag.
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You definatly shouldn't lower a sport. Just slightly crank the bars. Nothing bad will happen.
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I do, but I didn't/don't think it was heavy enough to make the rear sag.
grants cap with out even the tire on it or rack dropped it down a good 1" and more when it was all loaded up
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grants cap with out even the tire on it or rack dropped it down a good 1" and more when it was all loaded up
Interesting. I never thought to take measurements. I guess the loaded tool box in the back doesn't help either.
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Interesting. I never thought to take measurements. I guess the loaded tool box in the back doesn't help either.
i bet you take the cap off and tool box and it wont be taller in the front... idk how heavy your cap is.. but i know grants was heavy as crap... really well built
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Old 12-02-2007
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just wondering.. why are you scared of it...
Because I've had so many suspension problems from cranking mine and i keep telling him I'm gonna kick his *** if he messes with them...haha.

BTW, when are you coming down this way again, cody?
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this month I think, gonna take advantage of those nice rates :-), you gonna buy supper right? haha... I'll PM you when I know, right now I gotta wait till I'm done with finals...
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my original idea is still to turn the T-Bar so I can lift the front... but then I looked at it and thought well I know I can take out those blocks and I won't hurt anything... I just don't wanna screw up my ride quality, the thing is pretty stiff as it is...
2 things can help that. 1.) new shocks, the stockers suck. 2.) bigger tires. The 235's dont give much cushion. Just do a mild crank. 4 turns on each bolt should be plenty.
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4 turns... okay, I'm gonna try it... I'll let you know how it goes...
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DANG... that thing is a B* to mess with, I can't even get it turning... should it be lifted off the ground or anything?
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Lifting the tires off the ground will help out TONS. With the tires on the ground it's actually trying to move the tires side-to-side ever so slightly while the weight of the truck is on it. Makes it very hard, but if you don't have a jack you can just crank it a little, then drive in an S to relieve the tension that you created and then crank some more.
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Use a breaker bar. It'll give you enough leverage. I didn't lift mine off the ground. Once your done drive the truck back and forth a few times. So it can settle.
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Long Ratchet... usually always jack it up.. and dont forget to drive around the block then measure the front to make sure its equal
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Old 12-08-2007
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Use a breaker bar. It'll give you enough leverage. I didn't lift mine off the ground. Once your done drive the truck back and forth a few times. So it can settle.
Then you risk stripping out the bolt...Def. use jack stands.
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DANG... that thing is a B* to mess with, I can't even get it turning... should it be lifted off the ground or anything?
Jack it up Cody... take all the weight off and you'll find it much easier to turn. Four turns is a good number too... that should make it sit pretty. Been there - done that with my '07 Sport!
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Then you risk stripping out the bolt...Def. use jack stands.
I didn't even come close to stripping mine. I didn't tell him to give it all he's got. With the breaker bar I barely had to put any pressure on it to get it to turn.
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You guys are making me want to go drag my jack and stands through the snow.
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^^it's worth it!

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wow that sucks about the tbars and lowering. i wanted to slame my truck but i guess thats out of the question. i have an 08 sport. wish i would have looked at the suspenstion before i got it.
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