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I know there has been alot of talks about torsion cranks. So I need to know for sure. Mine are already cranked and I need to lower them again so i can takeit into ford for some warranty problem with my tie-rods. So how should I lower it back down and if I do will it be off alighnment and if I raise it back up afterwards will it be back on alighnment? Thanks!
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t-bar crank doesnt adjust the alignment... to uncrank it you have to go order the bolts from ford with the lock tite on it and put new one's back in... that is all
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the cam kits on my DS and PS would disagree to cranking t-bar not screwing with alignment. Before I cranked my t-bars (a whole inch) my alignment was perfect. Afterwards, well I'll never be back to OEM spec on my alignment; that's even with the cam kits on. I'll get close, but never OEM spec. Once the RCD kit goes on I MIGHT get back to spec.
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why cant i just put locktight back on and why do i need new bolts? Also do i jack front up or leave it on ground?
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i jacked mine up to do the crank.
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I uncranked mine and just loctite'd the bolts really good. They didn't budge afterwards.

You gotta use the green loctite, it's the penetrating grade.
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So do i unscrew the bolts all the way or how much do i do it because i forgot how many turns 4wheelparts did it for me.
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So do i unscrew the bolts all the way or how much do i do it because i forgot how many turns 4wheelparts did it for me.
I'd do one full crank at a time on both sides until you're down to where you want it. Once it's where you want it, loctite the hell out of both sides of the bolts.

On a side note...why so concerned with Ford? Tell them they were adjusted by a mechanic to fit your particular ride height needs. Ten to one, unless they're complete a-holes, they won't even say anything.
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Their complete dicks. My tierods need replacing and they wont touch it until my t rods are down.
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