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Hoosier daddy
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8/04/2002
17:49:58

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well i just started to put a few rounds in my torsion bars to level the truck off on my 2001 quad cab, and i realized i wanted to go 2 1/2 inches to level it off since the nose sits pretty far down. i remember reading about an inch and a half being about as far as you would want to push it. I do have brush guards on the front if that happens to make a difference. Im not the most truck smart guy in the world so any help would be great so i dont end up messing up my truck



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8/05/2002
08:59:07

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You typically should only go 1"-1.5". It all depends on how they are set from the factory. My passenger side was 1/2" lower than the drivers side so I cranked it 1.5" and the drivers side 1". My front is 1/2" lower than the rear and looks perfect. The way to judge it is to look at the angle of your CV joint. It should be only slight. Raising it too much will make that angle steep.

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8/05/2002
11:44:52

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i ended up raising it about 2 inches and the front end is still about a half an inch lower than the rear. ok here comes the dumb question of the day: what does the CV joint look like? and what should i use as a reference to estimate the angle?



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8/05/2002
16:56:34

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The CV joint is the drive axle on the front end of the truck. Its between your front differential and spindle and has rubber accodian boots on it. I don't really have an angle measurement. I'm just going off of what I see on other trucks. From the factory mine were straight, no angle to them. So now they are offset 1-1.5" (shaft on differential to shaft on spindle) If you've cranked them 2" I don't think you should go anymore. Make sure to get an alignment at a good shop soon.

Corey

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3" Body Lift, 1" Torsion Bar Lift, 33" BFG A/T KO's

Hoosier daddy
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8/05/2002
17:12:31

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thanks alot-- im still just learning but i think i understand a little now. im gonna go look at the angle on them and check the situation out



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8/05/2002
17:43:36

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thanks for the help. im going to go take some measurements and try and get my alignment moved up from a week from now



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8/14/2002
22:14:34

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Have them do an alingment check first, as most people that have cranked on there bars have not had any alignment change at all. Mine was fine after going the wrong way first, then back up. The front end is making a groaning sound now though when I get out of the Dak, and I only weigh 185lbs



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