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12/08/2003
17:43:17

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ok guys ive got some more questions.....my truck sits lower in the front than it does in the back so i thought about adjusting the torsion bars but they are already topped out....a freind of mine told me that stock torsion bars are black..and guess what mine are green... i also measured the diameter of my torsion bars and they are 28mm and i found some "heavy duty" bars on the net and they are only 26mm my friend also told me that they are probably aftermarket and that they were probably installed wrong...seeing as how it was most likely wrecked before i got it i wouldnt doubt it......sooo my questions are... what color are stock tosion bars for a 93 dakota 4x4 318 auto....what is the diameter of stock bars....and if these are aftermarket bars..could they have been installed wrong...and could they be takin off and put back right to lift the front of the truck



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12/10/2003
09:44:53

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yes they can be removed and reinstalled

and it sounds like they may have been installed wrong





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12/10/2003
12:48:39

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is there a reason the front ends sit lower on QC's? I have 2001 4x4 QC and the front is obviously lower. is there a functional reason? is there a case, other than aesthetics to level it out?

just curious



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12/10/2003
16:05:26

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Yes, remove them and turn them up a notch, too easy. Just be sure to block up your FRAME high enough that your front wheels are off of the ground, then wind the adjustment bolt all the way off. the rest is self explanatory.
When you are done, you'll need a wheel alignment.



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12/10/2003
19:04:10

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the way I understand it the reason trucks sit higher in the back is for load accomodation. unloaded the rear sits higher. when its loaded down the rear lowers down but the headlights/front of truck are not pointing up to the ski as it would if the truck was leveled out and then had a load placed on the bed.

Rob



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12/11/2003
11:50:11

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My truck is MT 90% of the time, loaded 10% of the time. Tell me, how much sense does it make to have the rear higher than the nose ??
A level truck rides and handles better than an off caster one. LEVEL your truck, it looks rediculous as is. If you run loaded more than not, install an air bag system to help take the load.



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12/11/2003
16:43:46

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it makes perfect sense to an intelligent person to have the rear higher unloaded then when loaded, you gotta be an idiot to want it perfectly level as that would severely limit the load capacity to about half or less then it really is. I, and I think most of us, bought our trucks to "CARRY THINGS" not to "LOOK BETTER" in some clowns mind! unless you want the rear end unsprung and super stiff!!! sorta like your woman likes me to be! "Off Caster" LMFFAO!!!!!!!!



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12/11/2003
17:27:53

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Like OMG said trucks are designed to carry and tow things. I know when I hitch up my jet skis the back end lowers down and the truck looks level. If I were to level it out as you call it then whenever I carried somethign heavy or towed something the front would sit up high and look funny. When they ( the manufacturers) design a truck they design it with work in mind.
I see trucks that sit higher in the front all the time. its really nice when they are in oncoming traffic and blind you on a dark night.
too bad they forget to realign their headlights
ROb



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