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Old 05-09-2011, 12:11 AM   #21
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Yeah loosen the nuts couterclockwise, and COUNT THE # OF TURNS, (I can't stress that enough) measuring the remaining threads from side to side will be no real help since the truck has diff weight from one side to the other, easier just to count anyways, then as stated tighten the jamb nut (the one on the bottom) so they are tight together and drive it around the block a few times bouncing it around by hand helps a bit too, cause it takes a bit to settle into it's new height then re adjust the height any farther if need be. make sure the jamb nuts are tight again, drive around the block some more then CALL AN ALIGNMENT SHOP FOR AN APPOINTMENT! that last part is very important also since you will more than likely be toed out and will have horrible "bump-steer" and will chew up tires in a flash.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:03 AM   #22
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I actually did mine, wasnt hard at all, but I didnt lower it too much, so I dont get bump steer, and it still has some good float to it. I need to replace my shocks now, but if I do bottom out, its still hitting the bump stops..
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #23
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When I did mine I just was on a flat surface and measured from the ground to the frame and just matched it on the other side. Just another way it can be done
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #24
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Just dropped my front, with no jack and two wrenches. Got about a 1" 1/2 lower.


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Old 05-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #25
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under the truck you will see two bars connected the the lower control arm, that bar called the torsion bar holds your truck up just like a spring.

the bolt at the back of the bar adjusts the height in the front. you can go pretty low that way but you will need shorter shocks and an alignment depending on how low your going.

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which way would i move that bolt to lower the front? right or left?
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You would turn the nut counter-clockwise to loosen it. Same on both sides.
A word of caution; JACK THE FRONT UP, AND SUPPORT THE FRAME. That takes the strain off of the adjuster bolts to prevent stripping them. If the nut strips, it can drop suddenly.
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Just dropped my front, with no jack and two wrenches. Got about a 1" 1/2 lower.
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My former 87 4x4 the nut stripped out and the pass. side fell while I was driving, was pulling into where we live when it happened. The secondary adjuster on the 2 stage bars, stopped the 33 from eating the fender.

I guess the tranny shop felt the small lock nut was good enough to use alone and left the larger nut off !!
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I had one fail while test driving in my yard. Had the other fail while I was under it. Luckily, my chest and head were not under the frame. Only my arm. Could have been real fatal.
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No way, the fucker went out just as you were under it? Were you messing with it or something?
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No way, the ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) went out just as you were under it? Were you messing with it or something?
I was adjusting it.
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