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1990 1500 front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by LDA, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. LDA

    LDA Member
    Messages: 38

    Just installed my 7'6" western Pro, had the torsion bars turned up and a front end alignment, put some timbrens on the front and after lowering it down on the drivers side there is about a 1" gap under the timbren, and the passenger side there is a 3/4" gap, i measure the distance from the ground to the bottom of the plow mount on both sides of the truck and they are both 11 1/2", so the mount sits level but why the difference in space between both sides under the timbrens???

    And i thought that the timrens should be touching when i lower the truck, does this mean the t-bars are up too high??

    ALSO when i lift the plow up the drivers side doesnt even touch the A-arm, and the passenger side just touches.

    Just wondering if this is a normal thing?

    Should i turn the T bars back down some so the timbrens actually work??
    Or should i not worry about it and just let the t-Bars handle the plow??

    I guess i would fell more comfortable knowing the plow weight is handled a little by the timbrens and not all by the suspension seeing that my truck is only a 1500...

    Let me know what ya think
  2. LDA

    LDA Member
    Messages: 38

    any suggestions??
  3. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I would drive the truck around some then check measurements. 1/4 inch from one side to another could just be an uneven floor. I have not needed to put Timbrens on any truck since the 1986. All of the IFS GM trucks we run are fine after just ajusting the T bars. I shoot for 1 inch drop when raising the plow. I measure from the top of the wheel opening to the ground.