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Hey Guys,

So I recently had a suspension shop install norcallSS's 3/5 drop kit. I also bought the 3inch lower control arms. It came with new uppers, springs, shocks, lower shock mounts ect. So the shop did not lower the front fully because they were concerned with rubbing even though I wasn't. So I decided that I want to just turn the torsion keys out myself to get the full 3inch drop. Tony has helped me a lot but I know hes busy so I don't want to keep bothering him. I called DJM suspension and this rude girl I spoke with who wouldn't put me through to a tech said I needed to buy a torsion bar key tool from them for $80.00 to be able to adjust them.

Is that right?  Also is the key a HEX style socket? I located the torsion bars but I am not sure if I am looking at the right thing. If is is the HEX female socket, which way do you crank them out? The rude TECH also said if I crank them out too much I will not be able to get my truck aligned properly.  The Shop did a shitty job of this already so I will be taking it somewhere else to aligned as they do not seem to want to help.

 

Would really appreciate some help guys and possibly a link to a picture so I know exactly what I'm looking at?  I can always take a pic if that would help? L

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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I also see two bolts more midway back that seem to be capable of being backed out. One looks more backed out than the other...

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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you don't need a torsion key removal tool to do this.  You just need a socket and a ratchet. I prefer my lithium impact personally :D

Just back them down a little.  You can only go so far before there is none left anyway. 

 


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Thanks steve! So are the keys an actual bolt or is it the hex looking key?  I see two bolts more midway back that seem to be backed out some

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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8 minutes ago, feathered1iron said:

Thanks steve! So are the keys an actual bolt or is it the hex looking key?  I see two bolts more midway back that seem to be backed out some

yup those are probably the ones.  The key is the key...it looks like a comma with the torsion bar passing right through it.  Those bolts you see thread up thru the bracket and push up on it which twists the bars and raises (or lowers) the front.  It isn't much but it is something.  Maybe an inch, inch 1/2.   And if one looks like it is out more than the other, that is normal.  

The key remover that lady is talking about can be found at Autozone for the same exact price...or i think they will lend it to you.  I bought mine.  Either way you don't need it i don't know what the hell she is thinking.  SMH lol

 

 


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damn just turned them all the way down the front is slammed lol, too  much lower than back. I guess I just need to measure and find a happy medium?

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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39 minutes ago, meade916 said:

yup those are probably the ones.  The key is the key...it looks like a comma with the torsion bar passing right through it.  Those bolts you see thread up thru the bracket and push up on it which twists the bars and raises (or lowers) the front.  It isn't much but it is something.  Maybe an inch, inch 1/2.   And if one looks like it is out more than the other, that is normal.  

The key remover that lady is talking about can be found at Autozone for the same exact price...or i think they will lend it to you.  I bought mine.  Either way you don't need it i don't know what the hell she is thinking.  SMH lol

 

 

Thanks steve!

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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So I got the FRONT now looking how I want.

 

Is there a range that you can only lower it to... that prevents you from getting the alignment right?

 

Also is there anyway to remove the rear shock absorbers without dropping the whole rear suspension? Could you use a spring compressor enough to just pull the absorber off? The guys who did the install left it in and Tony said I was to remove it, I would get a bit more drop in the rear.

 

Current Setup:

Mechman 370a Alt 4 pin

DC Triple Alt Bracket

XS3400 Battery

4 Ampere 6.5 components 4 tweets

Ampere 150.4 way

Norcal SS Custom 3/5 Lowering Kit with 3inch Lower Control Arms

DG Roll Pan

LED License Plate Lights

 

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