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Torsion Bar Issues

I've been slapping bump stops both sides and having a clunk. Anyways on a flat surface my LCA's are flat with the bars maxed. Anyways where the T bar enters the LCA the drivers side seems awfully close and the Passenger side is directly in the middle. Here are some pics

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Time to invest in coil-over's! One of the torsion bars on my Ranger was not exactly center either.
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Time to invest in coil-over's! One of the torsion bars on my Ranger was not exactly center either.
I really wish but that's not in my budget right now. I think i have sag in my bars. The bars are #1
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Buy new bars and replace. See if that solves the problem. What do bars run anyways?
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Buy new bars and replace. See if that solves the problem. What do bars run anyways?
I got mine around 65 each at cost since the first set of used 1's sagged on the old E4 but that was 3 years ago
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I got mine around 65 each at cost since the first set of used 1's sagged on the old E4 but that was 3 years ago
yea right around $6X. But I'm lazy
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just loosen the bar and turn it. works on GMC trucks.
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just loosen the bar and turn it. works on GMC trucks.
Try it for me on your truck. You need some height anyways
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You just had this thread remember? Put new bars on it
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Try it for me on your truck. You need some height anyways
Already did it when i bought the truck. Turned them 90 degrees. Won't crank them until i'm lifted anyways.

I'm sorry i actually have bills to pay so i can't drop $1200 on wheels and tires at the drop of the hat like you.
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Already did it when i bought the truck. Turned them 90 degrees. Won't crank them until i'm lifted anyways.

I'm sorry i actually have bills to pay so i can't drop $1200 on wheels and tires at the drop of the hat like you.
he got his wheels and tires for free lol
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he got his wheels and tires for free lol
Yea, i don't know of anyone around here who would want to trade a set of stockers for 33's
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Yea, i don't know of anyone around here who would want to trade a set of stockers for 33's
pretty sure thats like that anywhere haha. he has 32s anyway
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pretty sure thats like that anywhere haha. he has 32s anyway
Then they don't even count.
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You can rotate the bars? I thought it was a twisting motion put on them and rotating then did nothing.
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You can rotate the bars? I thought it was a twisting motion put on them and rotating then did nothing.
Yea. Mid 2000's GMC trucks have crappy T-bars in them, in order to pick the truck up a little bit more before cranking the bars was to rotate them 90 degrees. Thats where i learned about the trick.
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Yea you knock them out of the lca and turn 180deg and they'll be un-sagged
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your truck is a giant pile of crap

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