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I have a 2002 GMC sierra 4/4 and my torsion bar needs adjusted

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I did mine on my 04 2500hd. first you have to jack it up by the frame to take the weight of the suspension, you should be on level ground, turn the bolts so they push up start with like 1 or turns on each then put the truck down and measure both sides and adjust until your height is where you want it and level on both sides. you might have to do it a few times until you get it where you want it. dont go to high or the ride will be rough

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the transmission shield, if equipped.
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To Install:
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  2. Install the upper link mount and mount nut.
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