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Old 08-06-2013, 03:20 PM
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Just personal opinion here but I would start with 1" and slowly work up from there. Yes, you will want to measure the front and back before you start and then measure the front after each adjustment but you need to depend on your eyes more than your tape measure. A truck that measures dead level front to back will almost inevitably look nose-high.

It is very easy and there are some good vids on Youtube as well as threads about it here on this forum. Couple of tips:

* I would start out with 4-5 complete turns. Best I remember it raises about 1/4" per full turn.
* Pay attention and make sure you turn both bolts the same number of turns.
* Bounce the front end or drive around the block after each adjustment to settle the front end to it's true height.
* Once you get it where you want it, I would get an alignment within a couple of days. This is a must or you will ruin your front tires. This is the only part of the level that costs anything!
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