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    Tortion bar trick

    How many times should you turn the bolts for the full 2 inches?

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    to lower it the most take it all the way out. you loosen it up then measure to where you want it.

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    Pulling them all the way out will give around 2.5", so keep that in mind. I would just pull them out. My real 'torsion bar trick' gives you a full 6-7" drop.
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    what do you mean pull them out- the torsion bar or the bolts??

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    will that hurt my suspension or 4 wheel drive in any way?

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    Sorry, I mean the bolts. Doing that wont hurt the suspension at all. A real drop (5-9") doesn't hurt the suspension, but in a 4x4 it does hurt the tires. There are no drop spindles for 4x4s so the negative camber is like 6 degrees. That wears out the inboard side of you tires quicker than the out. It's not a big deal but with low profile tires it gets expensive. That's one reason I bagged mine, so I can drive around pumed up most of the time with zero camber.
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    there is a way to correct the camber though isn't there? i thought shops could do it for you...is it expensive?

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    The only way to correct the camber is to cut the top control arm in half and weld in a 1/2" inch strip if steel to make it that much longer. Or remove a section from the bottom arm. OR fabrcate an adjustable tubular upper control arm (which I have thought of doing). Either way, it's HUGE pain in the ass. Negative camber is all part of the dropped truck look, not a big deal.
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    what if i only drop my front 2 inches...will that throw the camber off a lot?..i'm not really looking to SLAM it, i just want to lower it to get rid of some of the wheel-well space.

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    2 inches will not change the camber at all. maybe 0.5 of a degree if you whiped out the Smart-Tool level.
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    Is this gonna lower it in the front and the back?

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    Just the front. I have never actualy seen stock rear torsion bars.
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    No that only lowers the front. You have to get a block kit for the back. They make 1", 2", 3", 4" blocks. These go between the top of the leafsprings and the bottom of the axle. Very easy to install.
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    I have a 88 S-15 Jimmy 4X4 and I cranked down my bars almost all the way out, it sits about 2.2 inches lower that stock and I work on a Garage and did the alignment and it is perfect. Running 245/50R16 tires and havent had a problem.
    Used blocks in the back and the Ride has greatly improved, dosnt handle like a truck anymore! Rides EXCELLENT!
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    Been there done that

    I did the torsion bar bolt trick and the stance is pretty cool. I wanted more of a drop at first but now I lke the way it looks. a little high but mean.:cool:
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