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    Lowering the front end.

    How hard is it to lower the front end of my car? would like to close the gap over the front tire.
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    The question is : Are rear springs weak allowing the front to appear raised ? Or is it the torsion bars are just cranked up to high. To lower the front you can turn the large torsion bar adjustment screws/bolts with the weight off the car. Turn each side equal amounts if you car already sits level. There are measurements for setting it to factory height is you desire. The front needs checking and probable realignment after making the adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    The question is : Are rear springs weak allowing the front to appear raised ? Or is it the torsion bars are just cranked up to high. To lower the front you can turn the large torsion bar adjustment screws/bolts with the weight off the car. Turn each side equal amounts if you car already sits level. There are measurements for setting it to factory height is you desire. The front needs checking and probable realignment after making the adjustment.
    Thanks, the car appears to sit level, I just want more of a raked stance.

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    I slicked out a set of new tires up front in under a week because I changed the front height and I didn't know any better back then. Moving the height changes the toe quite a bit.
    Last edited by aspen79; 07-14-2019 at 05:10 AM.

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    Front end alignment definitely needed after changing ride height. As chad said, the toe will be changed a surprising amount. Camber and caster will also be affected to a lesser extent.

    If you're not familiar with the torsion bar adjustments on an F-body, there's a large bolt on each side of the k-frame, at the ends of the transverse bars. Right side bolt adjusts left bar, left side bolt adjusts right bar.
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    That`s assuming the car was aligned like it sets. It may have been aligned and then the springs sagged over time or it could have been cranked up in the front after the alignment who knows? That`s why I recommended checking and probable alignment..

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