shrockworks xterraparts
XOC Decal
Newest Members
Glim, ChossWrangler, Patman, ChargedX, Randy Howerton
10084 Registered Users
Recent Posts
The NEXTerra April Fools @ AOAA!
by Tom
12/01/18 10:48 AM
Shout Box

Who's Online
0 registered (), 91 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#676303 - 13/08/11 08:22 PM PML issues up front
CAfirex Offline
Member

Registered: 05/03/11
Posts: 14
Loc: California
Ok, so I installed the 6" shackles today, and everything fit in fine, boosting me from a 35.25" height to a 36.75" height in the rear suspension. However, when I went to crank the front end I had some issues. I pre-measured, the front end and was at about 34.5." I lifted the front end with my floorjack, and turned the adjuster bolt 10 times. It looked perfect,but my upper control arm was sitting on top of the bump stop. By the time I backed it off, to the point where I have about 3/8" clearance between the uca and bumpstop, I am sitting at 34 3/4" in the front. I'm scratching my head here, trying to figure out what to do. Little help?

I also read that you can re-index your torsion bars, but from what I've read, I don't have nearly the expertise for that. Assuming that I could figure out how to re-index the t-bars, would that resolve my issue?

Top
#676304 - 13/08/11 08:24 PM Re: PML issues up front [Re: CAfirex]
CAfirex Offline
Member

Registered: 05/03/11
Posts: 14
Loc: California
Oh yeah, its an '03 4x4.

Top
#676306 - 13/08/11 11:29 PM Re: PML issues up front [Re: CAfirex]
ProjectPatt587 Offline
Member

Registered: 24/09/09
Posts: 96
Loc: Chattanooga, TN United States
Reindexing is only for when you run out of adjustable length on the adjusters... Sounds like someone may have cranked your torsion bars up a little in the past already...

Top
#676307 - 14/08/11 12:17 AM Re: PML issues up front [Re: ProjectPatt587]
CAfirex Offline
Member

Registered: 05/03/11
Posts: 14
Loc: California
That's the thing, I bought the truck used in '06, but as long as I have owned it, I have never seen signs of prior wrenching by anyone else. And if somebody had already cranked it, wouldn't it have been above stock height?

I think I am just going to take it off tomorrow, unless anyone has any ideas?

Top
#676310 - 14/08/11 10:04 AM Re: PML issues up front [Re: CAfirex]
skatchkins Offline
Member
*****

Registered: 22/06/09
Posts: 65
Loc: Glendale, AZ
Without looking I can't say for sure.
I've successfully done an Xterra and a frontier. Then on another frontier, I had the same problem as you and his front could not go as high to even his out (well to achieve that 1" front to back height difference). He's stuck with a little more rake unless he has some payload in the back. Do you know if your rear springs are stock or maybe you have an added leaf for towing/load?
_________________________
My X
2003, 3" SL, 2" BL, 33"x11.50 BFG KM2's, 1.25" spacers, Shrockworks sliders & bumper, custom rack, Warn 8K, etc
HigherGround4x4.com

Top
#676313 - 15/08/11 12:58 PM Re: PML issues up front [Re: skatchkins]
slantyshanty Offline
Member

Registered: 24/06/09
Posts: 283
Loc: Northern Michigan
I have pretty much the same problem. I just figured it was because I drove around with half a PML for so long (t-bar crank, stock shackles... gets rid of the rake) I got some new bump stops to help... I guess they were worth the $10?

Here are a whole bunch to choose from.

I believe I have the 99102's? But you could go for the 99132's if you REALLY want low pros.
_________________________
2004 World Champ - 4x4 Man Trans - Silver - 3"SL+2"BL - Revolvers - Rancho RS9000XL's - Rancho RS5000 stab w/IAB - ARB rear locker - 34" BFG MT's Soft 8's - Blood red Shrock Sliders - Mean Green 180A - Optima 31 Bluetop - U-bolt skids - Hz+dB's

Top
#680818 - 03/01/14 12:10 PM Re: PML issues up front [Re: slantyshanty]
Manier Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 6
The stock torsion bars could be wore out too. Might not hurt to buy new ones and try it again. 4x4parts has them for 180.00
_________________________
custom bumpers front/rear, 8000pound winch, manual locking hubs, welded rear diff

Top


Moderator:  SvenDog 

shrockworks xterraparts
XOC Decal