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Line-X of San Antonio
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the back part of my torsion bar is rubbing on the inside of the back part of TB crossmember on my drivers side. its making a squeaking noise. has anyone had this? also, my passenger side wont get as high as the drivers side is at half crank. the passenger is as far as i can crank with thread left on the adjusting bolt. my pass is 1/2" lower :imo
 

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you sure yoru bar isnt in backwards? Also just unload the bar and reinstal it centered in the crossmember so it wont rub.
 

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Dark Eternal said:
you sure yoru bar isnt in backwards? Also just unload the bar and reinstal it centered in the crossmember so it wont rub.
i taped and labeled the bars F&R, D&P. they are right, i thought it was centered when i loaded it, but i guess it wasnt. i need to get some pics of my alignment cams as well. im all the way maxxed out to one end. im wondering if i could even use the ford keys and still get aligned.
 

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Line-X of San Antonio
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welp, heres some pics.

1- from the drivers side up. you can see a piece of rubber in between the key and the back of the TB crossmember.
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here are my alignment cams.
driver rear:
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driver front:
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passenger front:
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passenger rear:
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Josh said:
welp, heres some pics.
here are my alignment cams.
driver front:
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passenger front:
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Josh, as a fellow CST owner, i'll give you a suggestion to prevent you any headaches. When you have your truck aligned (or if you want to do it yourself 1st), SWITCH the 2 alignment cams from the front control arm bracket (pictured above) around. Take the rear most alignment cam and put it in the front, and take the front most cam and place it in the rear. This way, your cams will adjust the opposite way (the cams spin opposite, but the adjustment is still the same). This prevents any dingbat alignment shop from turning your alignment cams up and cranking them down on your bracket...which will bend your cams out and gouge your powdercoating royally. I'm speaking from experience and would rather you not go through the frustration. Good luck, aloha.
 

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My alignment cams are off too.I cranked the truck even and one is maxed and the other a little more than half. Im just gonna get ford keys cause i thik the front need to come up about an inch.
 

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TheLlama said:
My alignment cams are off too.I cranked the truck even and one is maxed and the other a little more than half. Im just gonna get ford keys cause i thik the front need to come up about an inch.[/QUOTE

I have exactly the same problem
 

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i have thought about reversing/ or switching the cams. im aligned where im at, but if i put the ford keys in, im wondering if i can get it back into spec even with the cams flipped. :think:
 

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Josh,

If you still have the pics I sent you a while back check out my cams.

The Passenger side are flipped and the driverside are normal. Both have plenty room for adjustment.
I could crank alot more and still be able to get it in alignment specs fairly easy :imo
 

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aloha everyone. With regards to reversing/flipping the alignment cams, it should make no difference with regards to the amount the truck can be aligned. The only reason i suggested this to Josh is due to the fact that the forwardmost CST Suspension uca drop brackets are angled outward directly above the alignment cams. Should Josh's truck ever need the extra alignment, the cam will dig into this bracket damaging the powdercoating and bending the cam outwards. Some may be bothered by this more then others, but i think aesthetically and professionally, a bent cam digging into your lift bracket looks bad. Refer to above picture and visualize what would happen if cam rotated clockwise a bit more. good luck!
 
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