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8/20/2005
20:19:28

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i have a 2003 dakota 4x4 with 3" body lift now i want to level the front is there a kit for my model truck?



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8/20/2005
23:48:46

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Take two inches off the rear.



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8/21/2005
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I would suggest a torsion bar adjustment.

Dan

P.S. If you do a search, there are instructions on this site.



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8/21/2005
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I've thought about leveling off my 2004 4X4 by adjusting the torsion bars but was strongly advised not to. How "unhealthy" is adjusting the torsion bars? Seems like just about everyone on this site cranks them up 1-2".



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8/21/2005
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2 inches is acceptable and safe, it is important not to exceed 2 inches though. Be sure to park your truck on a level surface and measure from the top of your wheel to the center of the fender. Crank the t-bars a few turns equally and let the truck down. Drive the truck a few miles as the they will settle a little. Repeat this process until you get 2 inches of lift.

The only concern you should have is if someone has already cranked the bars. If you are the original owner, you have nothing worry about.

The ride will be a little stiffer, but it feels more stable.

Keep in mind you will be putting a little more strain on the front end components ie; ball joints, boots etc. Which may cause them to wear a little faster. But you'll find lots of cases of people here with cranked t-bars that have over 100K miles without any problems.

Mine have been cranked for 10K miles with no problems what so ever.

03 Dakota 4X4 QC SportPlus 4.7L 3.55 LSD AWD
Superchipped, 2Chamber Flowmaster Dumped, K&N Drop-in, 2" Torsion Lift


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1/04/2011
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8banger.

Notice your posts are pretty old, but any long term issues with the
torsion bar adjustment???
Thanks

Mase



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