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Torsion Bar help

I have read numerous threads about this but it aint working for me. I read that you should jack up the truck to where the wheels are off the ground, leaving the amount of height between the tire and ground that you want to gain. Then, turn the bolts until the tire hits the ground. Now, assuming I was supposed to raise the truck by the frame, not the arms, I could see no difference as I cranked. I was turning clockwise to tighten it. Could someone please explain exactly what to do. I mean, it doesnt seem like this should be such a big deal but maybe I am missing something. Thanks,

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i just jacked mine up and cranked them 4 times. dropped it and measured the fender height. gained a 1.5 - 2 inches

forget that crap about lifting it as high as you need it, just lift it off the ground crank then drop it back down. make sure you crank each side equaly
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you need to jack the frame, and then drive it around the block to let it settle. some trucks will get more out of it than others
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4 times all the way around right?
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you can do more than 4 but that is all i did. 4 times on each bolt.(both sides)

the passanger bolt is longer just ignore it, and crank them both evenly
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Alright, thanks guys. I will try again.
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I didnt even jack the truck up when i cranked mine. But make sure you take it for a drive after you crank them to let it settle and then measure again to be sure.
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sorry for responding to an old post. i didnt want people yelling at me for making a new post with this topic. if i crank my t bars should i do the right side more since it sits lower than the drivers side? also i read to go clockwise to rise the front but where would 12 o'clock be? at the front of the truck facing forward?
thanks in advance for some help.
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Start spinning it, righty tighty, lefty loosy... then if it doesn't go up, turn the opposite way, the bolt should go up into the bracket
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You can only get so much side-to-side adjustment because the anti-sway bar keeps trying to level you out, lol.
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so i shouldnt be trying to get the right side to be the same hieght of the left side
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Oh, yeah, forgot... they told me that the pass side bolt should be 1/2" lower
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I adjusted one side differently from the other to help get the truck closer to level from side to side. For leveling I didn't use the body height for my measurements, I used the suspension ride height measurement technique described in the Ford mechanics manual. When I was finished the height at the top of the left and right wheel wells did end up being very close to the same height.
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i just cranked mine and the front still sits lower than the front. if i crank it anymore it will be un alignable. prolly cause i got the b bars the sucky ones.
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Be happy you have b-bars . I just found out I have f-bars . Anybody know of a place besides ford or the jy that you can get better , preferably badass bars ? Ps. sorry for digging up this oldie . Just found my f-bars
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I've got 1-bars from my old truck. Strongest, stiffest bars. Still comfortable ride. They're the ones they use in the FX4 Level II. PM if you're interested.
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Be happy you have b-bars . I just found out I have f-bars . Anybody know of a place besides ford or the jy that you can get better , preferably badass bars ? Ps. sorry for digging up this oldie . Just found my f-bars

^^ HAHA!! I thought he was kidding!!!
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