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Old 03-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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Maintaining a lift

Just a quick question
how often should you have your lift checked, retorqued, all that good stuff. I bought my truck in 2010 it was already lifted.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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Maybe i have been lucky, i have had mine on for 10 yrs now and other then looking things over during oil changes and what not i have been extremely lucky. I also baby the hell outta my truck and am sure i will get slack for it...ohhh well. Been running 8 inches and 38's the whole 10 yrs.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:26 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. I've gone through and torqued everything a couple times but I'm wondering how to check my drag link ends on my crossover steering. Next time I have the truck on a lift I'm planning on checking ball joints

Also, I've checked the torque on my kit a couple times but have never found a loose bolt and 1/4 of the year my truck is going down some pretty brutal trails and mud
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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after everything is checked/retorqued after the first 100 miles nothing should come loose. To check draglink ends have the front wheels of the ground, steering wheel unlocked and move the tires side to side you will feel if something is loose then you can look at the rod ends and see which has movement. To check the trac bar have someone turn the steering wheel while you watch the bushings for movement. The best way to check the ball joints is jack it up under the front axle and use a pry bar up and down under the tire usually you will only feel play wiggling the tire in the air if they are realy bad.
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