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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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1997 lift questions

Hey everyone
Names Justin I just joined.

I have only
Ever owned fords but the it my first newer model f150

So I have the 1997 4x4 offroad extended cab step side

And it is taller then my buddys normal ford

Just wanted to know did it come with a lift on it
I wanted to order in the torsion keys which are good
For 2-3 inch but wanted to make sure it was going to do something

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Your truck sits taller than you buddy's because it has the off road package on it also, I would stay away from aftermarket torsion keys they put too much angle on the CV joints And tear them up along with the CV boots. I would just turn up the factory torsion bars but not past a 27 degree angle

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don't piss around with after market keys! on my old 2000 f150 I cranked the factory T-bar, put a 2" body lift and ran 35" tire.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the info
I will just crank them a bit
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So I turned them a couple of turns and they stoped but there is still
Half inch of thread left does this mean the are at max or binding

Input is great I have always owned solid axle trucks
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What I did when I turned mine up was put a floor jack under the lower A arm and then mark the bolt so you can count how many times you turn it Make sure you do both sides even with the full weight of the truck on the ground. Check out the C V. Angles I would t go past 27 degrees max. Or you may wear out your C V joints out prematurely and start tearing the boots. Remember the more you crank them the more angle you get. The stiffer the ride becomes

And after you get them where you like get an alignment

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