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Okay, well I managed to adjust the torsion bar/springs, with a slight hiccup... apparently on my older model (they probably changed this since), the bolts are spaced by these half-round stoppers placed precariously over the separator-arms to secure the whole deal in place. It's a good thing I was adjusting from the other side of the truck, because the left-side one that I was adjusting slipped off the arm just enough to send it firing into the ground, took out a little chunk of concrete. Since, we managed to get it back up into place. The bolt on the left side is now as high as it can go, but the outside of the housing is still only 1 - 1 1/2 inches above the tire. We noticed when we jacked it up that the wheel assembly for the left was reluctant to pivot downward all the way, and apparently from reading here and hearing from other places, there might be something else to adjust. Is there some other adjustment I should be trying to make to get this to pivot down how it should, or do you think the bending/warping over time might have stuck me with this particular height? The right side bolt is down about an inch below the left, and even this leaves the right side sitting about an inch and a half above the left. Should I keep lowering the right side until it's level, or is there something else I need to be looking at? I don't want to get new tires for this girl or have any work done alignment-wise until I can get all this straightened out.
As evidenced by the age of my rig and my own age, my budget is limited..
Thanks for your help so far, despite the mishap it's still better than it was to start with, but any extra advice I'll gobble up with maple syrup.
Last edited by beko; 02-07-2008 at 08:26 PM.