Measure at the bottom of the seam by the doors...the wheel wells by design are not necessarily on the exact same level....the straight seam below the front andback doors is a better place to measure because you know the truck is level when the front seam height is the same as the rear seam height.
It only took me a few hours to get them back in and lifted higher. Maybe 4 hours without really understanding what was going on at first...including the readjustment. I later re did them again to better position the lifters and was able to get both sides done in about 1.5 hours once I had the experience...but I got the right spline first try.
The ANNOYING part was the actual adjusting of the bolt and adjuster. Fine thread bolt takes forever to twist in only to find that you were one tooth out. AND, one sides adjustment affects the other, so don't adjust to a measurement until both bars are back in and the adjusters cranked semi-close to the final adjustment.
The nice thing is that you are not really doing anything that can give you down time...If all else fails you can install them at a lower tooth setting and just drive with a crooked posture in an emergency until you get to try again.
For reference, once you move the adjuster, you can only rotate the bar so far before the bolt is not long enough to reach the top of the cross member. I found the perfect spot to be ONE spline tooth closer than the maximum amount you could twist. First time I put it at the farthest setting while still getting the nut on the bolt, and found that I ran out of bump stop travel and my adjusters were not properly tucked into the cross member...one tooth closer did the trick.
Also, when reinstalling the torsion bars into the anchor, take the hammer and make sure the bar is correctly seated into the LCA anchor...and the adjuster. Just make sure all mounts are securely fastened.
2004 Xterra 4X4
33x10.50R15 BFG KM2 | Lokked and Dropped Front Diff | Lift Shackles | 3" UCA's | 3" Bils | 2" BL | TC IAB | Bandit 4x4 Idler Arm Bushings | Grassroots CL | Custom Bumpers and Tire Carrier | Shrock Sliders | RSB Delete | Cobra 19 DX III CB | 4' Firefly
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Last edited by robcarync; 12-14-2012 at 01:28 PM.