First a day or 2 before you adjust spray the thread on the adjuster nut with your favourite brand of penetrating oil. Disconnect one side of the sway bar (this is to make sure you lift both sides evenly) Jacking the truck does make adjustment a lot easier but is optional Wind each side in about 2 turns and remeasure. Adjust again as needed Reconnect sway bar Adjustment is a little at a time so takes a while Factory adjustment is when the front axles are horizontal. If you lift by 50mm or more you need to do a ball joint flip as well Get a wheel alignment by your local tyre shop and make sure they do camber and castor (they forget these as most modern cars are not adjustable)
The spring rate remains the same so no difference in stiffness. Stiffness occurs when you run out of travel between the bump stops. This is one of the things a ball joint helps as can cutting bump stops. Be carefull doing this as too much downwards travel weakens your cv joints
I am re-adjusting the height to the original factory settings, does anyone know the correct height, I was told on my 2.8 from roof top to floor is 1695, but I need a more accurite measurment for front and rear recpectively considering the factory size wheels 10.5x31 R15,thanks
i wound up my torsion bars the other week and its now. really really bouncy any ideas? also the 35's are scrubbing with the minor cutting i have done how much adjustment would there be in the castor to pull them forward?
How is it sitting between the bump stops? If its too high it will be touching the bottom stop which is causing the bounce. Ball joint flip and maybe a spacer should help but if you are that high bump steer can also be an issue due to the angles on the tie rods A steering damper will help but not fix this completely Also your cv angles will cause breakages unless you lower the diff
geeves il get some pictures tonight. its bad enough for me to want to drop it back down and run road tyres again. i didnt think i wound it up more than 2" but maybe i did. it goes everywhere i point it with the 35's tho
Make sure the front is not higher than the rear, and that both sides are the same after a test drive, due to loading the back of the truck with recovery gear the front ended up to high and foursome reason the left front dropped and the handling turned to crap