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post #11 of 22 Old 01-15-2013, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I Agree the idler arm brace from Total chaos was as very good design.
Here is what my X looks like with a PML and BL.




I think you will love the look.

I also agree with the Stock shock comments. They will work but they will in fact make your ride a little bit more harsh/bouncy. But you can get shocks eventually and it is not horrible.
If I install the shackles in the rear, but not the front shocks won't my truck look lopsided?
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The shocks have no impact on ride height. You have to crank on the torsion bars to raise the front.
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Read the PML How To in my signature and try to understand the torsion bar suspension system.

Shocks, as stated, don't change ride height. They just exttend to a longer length to allow increased flex and articulation.


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How To: < Remove Rear Sway Bar > < PML > < Re-Index Torsion Bars > < Lokk and Drop >
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Thanks you for setting me straight. I have always had an interestest in learning about how cars work, but no one to explain it to me. Therefore, I may ask some stupid questions during my journey, but bare with me.
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Thanks you for setting me straight. I have always had an interestest in learning about how cars work, but no one to explain it to me. Therefore, I may ask some stupid questions during my journey, but bare with me.
No problem man...if you have any questions, feel free to ask, either by posting or shooting me a PM


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I received my shackles, and my parts for the 2" body lift this week. Today, I spent the entire day removing the plastics in preparation for the PML and BL installation. I also removed the sway bar. i picked up some Rustoleum Bedliner paint to paint the plastics. I am well on my way!

I wish I could figure out what the heck the problem I am having in the early morning with the shifting issue.
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PML....DONE w/ hand tools!

Tomorrow....2" BL...
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The PML is easy. Sure stiffens the front eh? Let us know how the body lift goes. I was told to spray the bolts for a week before lifting. The bolts will turn alot easier.
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Alright, well that didn't go as planned. I came down with the damn flu, and I was unable to work on my truck. I ordered shocks, though, which showed up today. I am still a little green, so I will have to put this off to the weekend (depending on how cold it's gonna be). It hasn't gotten over 30 degrees lately, and lying on a concrete floor is the last thing I feel like doing!

One thing I am going to have to do is re-index my torsion bars. I am not happy with where the front end is sitting in relation to the rear. So I will probably re-index then install shocks. Or should I install shocks them re-index?
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