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Old 06-30-2009, 09:48 AM
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Hi everyone. My truck has a bit of a rake to it (looks like it's leaning forward). A friend of mine told me that you could correct this by twisting the torsion bars. Has anyone tried this before?
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:44 AM
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Yep, i did it, many many many have done it. No more 2" though. Since yours is 9 years old, there will probably be some sag in the bars so you may not want to go more than 1.5.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:54 AM
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OK I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:41 PM
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many many many have done it.
Many many many many many have done it.
Even if you go just 1.5", it'll look close to level just by eyeballing it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:51 PM
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OK so jack the truck up, support by the crossmember under the motor, then do you tighten the bolts that are in the holes in the skidplates at the end of the torsion bars under the doors? I dont have my digital camera or I would attach a photo of what I mean.
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You got it!
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:59 PM
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yes very easy to do
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:59 PM
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Yup let us know how it goes...
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:08 PM
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Got her leveled up. She's looking good. Pics will be up tomorrow.
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Nice. How much did you lift it?
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:46 AM
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Around an inch. I just sort of eyeballed it and then made sure the bolts measured the same and made small adjustments. I'll go take some pics now.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 PM
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Pics are up thanks for the help!
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Your truck is lookin' good! Gotta love white....
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remember if its completely level just sitting its usually higher in the front while driving which looks G A Y so a half inch or so lower in the front is probably better.
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remember if its completely level just sitting its usually higher in the front while driving which looks G A Y so a half inch or so lower in the front is probably better.
how does it make it higher while driving?? I can see when/if you gun it off a line you might get higher in front. And there is nothing wrong with the front being higher IMO.
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