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Old 04-09-2008, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased 1.5inch rear shackels. How many turns should i do on the TB's so it is going to be level?
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I recently purchased 1.5inch rear shackels. How many turns should i do on the TB's so it is going to be level?

As many as it takes?
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I recently purchased 1.5inch rear shackels. How many turns should i do on the TB's so it is going to be level?

As many as it takes?

well that was real helpful.

we can always count on Bob for an answer.......

I didn't read through the whole thing, but this might help:


viewtopic.php?f=55&t=41105&p=577137&hilit=Torsion+ Bar+adjustment#p577137
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I recently purchased 1.5inch rear shackels. How many turns should i do on the TB's so it is going to be level?

As many as it takes?

well that was real helpful.

we can always count on Bob for an answer.......

I didn't read through the whole thing, but this might help:


http://www.coloradofans.com/forums/view ... nt#p577137

yourself. Every truck is slightly different. But the average is 3/8" per turn with the drivers side sitting lower than the passenger.


Hence - as many as it takes.
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:Every truck is slightly different. But the average is 3/8" per turn with the drivers side sitting lower than the passenger.


Hence - as many as it takes.


that's better bob! you added some useful info.
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HE speaks the truth. I did 8 turns on my passenger side and 6 on my drivers to achieve the 38" up front and 38 1/4 on the rear. Chevy lean well get ya everytime!
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thanks everyone for the help
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sorry for digging up an old thread, but i'd rather do that than start a new one.

i would just like some input on how high is too high with the tb adjustment? I'm doing that and the 2" shackles in back and I was just curious if there is a height that is too high (read as it's so high that stuff if going to start breaking) for the tb's? I did some initial adjusting of them yesterday (waiting until i get the shackles to finalize everything) and i have both sides sitting at about 37". I would like to take them a little higher but just wasn't sure if I ran the risk of harming anything.

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