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Old 02-09-2011
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So I put the procomp short AAL on which gave me an extra 2' of lift in the rear ontop of the body lift. I also cranked the T-bars to what I think is max.....problem is it doesn't sit level at. Did I crank them wrong? When i did crank them I just cranked the adjuster bolt that lifts the key up......

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Maybe the t-bars are sagging a bit? It is a 7 year old truck, its possible
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If they are sagging then it's noticable. Is there anyway to fix the sag or do I have to get new bars?
They are #1 bars
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Well that ****in sucks, anyone know the cost of new #1 bars through Ford?
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last time i check it was about 100 bucks per side. so 200 bucks.
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That's pricey, anyway I can tell that the bars are bad other than no level before I go and spend the money to replace them?
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you can run longer bolts if you want. some have done it to avoid buying new bars lol

Next truck i get i'll buy new bars off the bat to have spares since i can get em at cost
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Wouldn't that be a bad idea if the bars happen to be warped? Not saying they are, I will probably do that, but I wanna know how to tell if they are bad bc bad t-bars can compromise the ride of the truck.

and sorry to hear about your truck man, that thing was sweet.....
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is it sitting unlevel front to back or side to side?
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Wouldn't that be a bad idea if the bars happen to be warped? Not saying they are, I will probably do that, but I wanna know how to tell if they are bad bc bad t-bars can compromise the ride of the truck.

and sorry to hear about your truck man, that thing was sweet.....
warped? yeah it compromises the ride of the truck but you're already at max so it won't be worse. It will probably wear your front end parts a bit faster though. I never ran longer bolts but i know people who have. I just let my truck have rake with sagged bars lol
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is it sitting unlevel front to back or side to side?
Front to back, and yes the bars are maxed

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warped? yeah it compromises the ride of the truck but you're already at max so it won't be worse. It will probably wear your front end parts a bit faster though. I never ran longer bolts but i know people who have. I just let my truck have rake with sagged bars lol
Well I know it will wear em, but wouldn't it be even worse with warped bars?
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