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I finally got a chance to crawl under my new truck to check thing out and noticed that sitting level at curb weight, the front suspension is sitting down on the overload bumpers WTF?????. Do I need to crank up the torsion bars? Should I have the dealer check my front suspension? It seems to me that the bumpers should not be already touching at curb weight unloaded. the truck has 4200 miles. I'd hate to see what would happen if I hook up a plow.

Here are pictures of my front lower control arms showing that they are bottomed out on the bumpers at curb weight.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 

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mine was like that to before the lift
 

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My 05 is like that from day 1.
 

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They all come crappy like that. If you want to improve the ride and actually allow your suspension to work just crank the t-bars up so it sits approximately 1/4" off of the bump stop. It will still be approximately 1 inch below the hard, full extension stop plate. Usually takes 5-7 turns of the bar adjustment bolts for each side. Measure to make sure it's level side to side when u finish then get it alligned. In the end, your front will then sit approximately 3/4" lower than the rear instead of the 2" or so it does now....enjoy the ride!

To crank the torsion bars just jack up the front of the truck to take the weight off of the front suspension. Use an 18mm wrench to turn each adjustment bolt to raise the front end I'd start with 6 turns each and adjust from there after lowering and measuring.
 

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I do not get it,why would the front suspension be maxed out with no load?
 

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I finally got a chance to crawl under my new truck to check thing out and noticed that sitting level at curb weight, the front suspension is sitting down on the overload bumpers WTF?????. Do I need to crank up the torsion bars? Should I have the dealer check my front suspension? It seems to me that the bumpers should not be already touching at curb weight unloaded. the truck has 4200 miles. I'd hate to see what would happen if I hook up a plow.

Here are pictures of my front lower control arms showing that they are bottomed out on the bumpers at curb weight.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I think that this is why when you visit the Western Plow website and try to pick a plow as soon as you put a 6.6 diesel engine in truck data it says no recommended application.
 

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It's not maxed out. Those "bump stops" are very soft and give alot.
 

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It's not maxed out. Those "bump stops" are very soft and give alot.
Thanks.

It sure looks weird to have the bump stops already touching at curb weight. I never noticed that before on my old trucks.
 

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doesn't hurt anything...mine are the same with a lift.
 
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