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    if you have a t bar you dont have coil/springs
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    It doesn't? it's a 4x4.. how come my dads dodge ram sport 4x4 has a big ass coil/spring at the front wheels ? to tell ya the truth i never check my truck out alot, i only had it for like 2 weeks. so if i don't need coils, how about shocks ?

    where is the t-bar and bolt at, anyone have pics ? i wanna go out tomorrow and see how low it gets then tighten it back up cause i need body work and stuff before lowering......


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    2 wd has coils/springs, 4x4 has torsion bars....this is the best way i was told to look for the torsion bolts.......their at the middle of your truck, right at your door handle, theirs one on each side of the truck......

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    Oh, i guess dodges have a differant 4x4 setup then chevys.....

    do i need a jack or can i loosen it as it is or will the truck fall an crush me to death ? :D and to lift it back up do u need to jack it up or just tighten it.... seems too easy....must be draw backs.
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    you dont even have to get under it..just use a ratchet and put your arm under and loosen...

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    The way I see it, if your going to spend the money on shocks you might as well do it right with a belltech drop (keys, shocks, bumpstops)...

    by the way, it takes 2 min to drop the front with the bolts. Just go do it if you want to. Its not really "lowering the truck" you know?
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    it's not really lowering the truck? then what is the point of doing it. does it or doesn't it lower the front or was i misinformed ?

    Okay i crawled under it and heres a crappy MSpaint reproduction of what i seen, let me know if i have the right idea- i don't wanna remove the wrong bolt and my engine falls out :D

    I need a digicam so i can take real pics...
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    phillips head screw driver head?????uh no, their bolts

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    He's probly looking at the skidplate.
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    yeah i know there bolts- i was just sayin.. so in my 'diagram' is that were the bolts are located ? at the end of them pipe looking things--- i don't understand how it could effect the front suspension if it's so far back from it and it looks like if you remove the bolts the bar has no were to go anyways cause it looks like it would be pinned against the cross part of the frame.

    If anyone is bored and feels like taking a picture of the t-bolt area i would appreciate it.
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    damn i'm doin just wat JP said now i feel like an idiot wtf :D

    heres another stupid diagram, look at the 1st one then this one. this what i see, and pretend as if u were UNDER the MIDDLE AREA truck were the handles are at looking forward.

    the red bolt is what looks like yer explaining to me.......


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    Here ya go man, Seeing how nice of a guy I am I took the time to take a picture and draw you a top of the line diagram....... :rolleyes:

    haha...

    Anyways this should help you out.

    When I said its not really "lowering the truck" I didnt mean its not LOWERING it, it does, its just kind of a half ass way to do it.
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    Ohh i'm such a freaken idiot- i was thinkin i had to loosen the BAR itself thats why i said it looked like a philips head cause it had an X on it, LOL.... i undertsand this whole thing now i just went out there w/a flashlight an checked it out big time, thanks for the pic.

    now heres a question, the bolts look like there already about 3/4" out- does this mean it's been lossened before or is that how they came ?- the front isn't low so i doubt its been...i dunno tho. how long is the bolt apprx so i know how. I need one of them damn books i feel like an idiot now :D thax for takin the pic i appreciate it 100%.

    I also seen my bumpstops in front i have only about 1" - 1 1/2" untill it would be sitting on the stops if i 'lowered' it, if i remove them completely will it hit frame too, do i gotta c-notch ? my driveways at an angle anyways so it's probably more like 2".

    my back bumpstops have ALOT of room tho looks like 5"+++ is all this common or has the truck been modified b4 ?
    -MiZZiE

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    BTW, sorry for asking questions on yer thread, i didn't even realize how much of a thread whore i been being, sorry man.
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    hey man, no prob. I'm glad I could help you out.

    I am not sure if its normal to have the bolts be kind of loose. I just figured that since they were bolts, they should be tightned all the way up you know? Maybe the previous owner or an alignment shop messed with it to fine tune the camber.

    I have about the same clearance up front with my stops as you do, and about the same out back. Everything is normal, its just going to have a terrible ride if your sitting on the stops. Thats why I would suggest that you trim them, or remove them completely...

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