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Old 09-15-2006
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What went wrong?

I did the torsion bar crank...i tighten them around 6 times...and i got MAYBE half an inch...you do tighten them right? not losen them? What when wrong?
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Yes you do tighten them how many threads can you still see
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none....the blot is even with the hole...how many time should i crank it?
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Wow i dont know i cranked mine down to about 3 or 4 threads left and got almost an 1 1/2
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When you say down, you mean "up" towards the bottom of the truck?
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Maybe your t-bars are shot? I cranked mine 6 times and got about an inch.
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Yes you want to be tightening them up towards the truck turning them to the right
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......this sucks...
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......this sucks...
Roll the tires 1/2 a revolution and bounce the suspension and then take the measurement again. On my 4x4, 5 turns is roughly an inch.

Tightening the bolts clockwise increases the ride height.
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Weak bars maybe?? I got about 2" when I did mine.I'm 2wd and in the pic all I did was crank the bars, 31"s btw


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8 full cranks on both sides got me about 2"
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at work, when we do it, we just measure the wheel well gap, raise it up to desired lift , and even them out. we use an impact though, so i dont know how many turns we get out of them. wouldnt really matter in some cases anyways because they arent even to begin with.
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I remember this "craze" from this summer.....scary.
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haha yep!
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Yeah, WTF was I thinking.
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If your truck has been hard driven, and you have the "F" type (weakest) bars in front (which is what all 2WD's have for the most part), then they could easily be fatigued. I changed my beat F's for a set of stronger B's. Search the board a bit and you'll find quite a bit of info about the t-bar types. Use your imagination since they are often referred to by various terms.
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