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Having prob with TT

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by evoq007, December 20, 2004.

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  1. evoq007

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    Hey guys. i got some warrior's and got those on the rear fine, but when i went upfront to do the TT. I could not budge the bolt at all. Used a breaker bar, and a piece of pipe. I didnt put all my strength into it cuz i dont want it to break. ive searched for a thread, but couldnt find anything. Do you guys have any suggestions on what i can do so i will be able to adjust my front?

    Scott
     
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    try alot of penatrating oil and try to move the bolt back and forth or possibly a little heat. Also when I did this on mine I started with the ratchet handle facing the rear so I could keep count of the turns. Good luck
     
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    Hmm, ill try some penetrating oil and hope it goes well. thanks

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    Guys, I had that problem the first time also. There is a ton of pressure on the bolt.
    Lift the front end until most of the weight is off of the tires. The bolts will turn easily then. Good luck,
    Don W
     
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    I took ALL the weight off the front. I used jackstands under the crossmember to support the truck and they still wouldnt budge.

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    Wow, sorry to hear that. Mine was hard to start with, they took at least 150 lbs.ft. to turn. That was with the vehicle on the ground. Every time since then I have used a 3/8" ratchet to turn them.

    I assume that you are going to get an alignment soon afterwords. Just before I mounted my second set of tires, I played with the height for about a week.

    Spray the bolts again, try PB Blaster, it's very good. Don't hurt yourself, but slowly loosen the bolts, having noted the original ride height. Remove the bolts, and clean and inspect them. They are just adding pressure to the torsion bars, they don't hold them in. Then reinstall them and try to get the height that you want.
    Good luck,
    DonW
     






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