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Old 07-21-2006
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I meant loosening the bushing bolts you mentioned.

And yep you crank em in.
Ahh..ok good. Threw me for a second there
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Old 07-22-2006
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i lifted the truck then cranked them all the way. its higher but rides a little worse but who sayed big trucks are supposed to ride nice
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Old 07-30-2006
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Im going to explain it in steps:

1. lift it onto jack stands
2. find the grade 8 bolt that loosens/tightens[lowers/lifts] the front end
3. turn bolt 4-5 times to the right as if you were tightening it
4. 4-5 turns is around 1.5-2.0 inches of lift..

you dont want to lift it more then 2.5" [7-8 turns] or the alignmnent and ride quality will be messed up.
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Old 07-30-2006
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static and nutral are key words when working on any suspension.

with that in mind remember all the bushings are rubber, and will not go to a nutral state when changing ride height. thus binding the balljoint(s). you should loosen the upper arm bolts at the frame when making any ride height adjustments, so the bushings can go static and not bind.

there is one other way to get around this, go with polly bushings. they are static in any possestion.

oh dont forget to tighten them after the adjustment.
and you want to do this with the tires on and the truck on the ground.
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Old 07-30-2006
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at work, we measure both sides, get under the truck, hit the bolt with the impact until we're happy with that side, then repeat to the other. then make sure theyre even. and done.
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i did this to mine awhile ago but now i have noticed that the one side appears to have backed out. has anyone seen this before?
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you could back the bolt out and put some loctite on it..

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how many turns do I need to make to just level out my front end ... looks like I need to go up maybe an inch or two max.
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Old 09-10-2006
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I did 5 complete turns, which raised it an inch, and it was even.

You probably won't be able to do 5 complete turns since your pulling from the side, 10 half turns.
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Old 09-13-2006
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i have a 99 xlt 4x4, does mine have torsion bars. im new to all of this.
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Old 09-13-2006
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i have a 99 xlt 4x4, does mine have torsion bars. im new to all of this.
Yes, they are the bars hanging under the truck leading to the lower control arms.
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thanks, cant do alot about it right now but when i get back to the states in Dec. ill be sure to start working on my truck
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IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cranked my t-bars about 2 months ago and now something is wrong in front. A cracking noise is coming from the steering wheel. I took it into the dealer and they said the tie rods are loose and need to be repalced because of the angle of the lift. So my suggestion is to get aftermarket tie rods to prevent this it will save you 462.75$. Trust me
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^^ lol first time i have ever heard that one happen...
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I've not heard of tie rods coming loose from cranking torsion bars either. I never had any trouble with mine in the ~10-12k I drove with mine cranked.
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I read you need an alignment or you will roast your tires?
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I read you need an alignment or you will roast your tires?
Any lift needs an alighnment but you will also most likley need a camber correction kit.
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