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Old 02-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Torsion bar adjustment

I just bought an '87 4x4 pickup. The torsion bars had been turned up quite a bit and I've just lowered them back down some. I'd like to get to a more or less stock height.
How do I know what that is? How do I measure it?
I've measured from the top of 15" rims to the fender opening - 13"
Is that too low? It still looks high. There's maybe a little over 1/2" clearance to the bump stops. Is that enough?

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably, but it may take a little trial and error to get it exact.
Depends on how worn the t bars are.
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Well after a couple of days driving, its level side-to-side and feels a lot better on corners and bumps.
Haven't been off the road much except through one ditch by a parking lot.
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How did you know the torsion bars had been turned up? I think maybe mine have too, or the rear springs have become very flat. Surely someone will know the stock settings. Anybody?? I don't want to lower the front if I should be raising the back. lol

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The guy I bought it from said he turned them up.
The pickup sat pretty level with about 3" blocks on the back.
I think its pretty common for these pickups to sag in the back when they get older.
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It's more likely your rear has sagged with old age, it's common.
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I guess your right. Seems like everyones rear end sags as they get older.
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