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I did a torsion bar lift on my 1994 Dakota, had it for years. There was no noticable difference in handling or performance at all. I did get an alignemnt after tweeking the bars. tweeking the torsion bars does change angles on suspension parts but with the 1.5" lift you have that should not wear parts out any faster than stock. My dakota was lifted about 2" ran fine that way for years till I sold it with over 270,000 miles on it.

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I have to get an alignment because I have a new tie rod end to put on, that is y I decided to do it now
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It is probably just harder to turn due to the fact you now need a alignment!
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99gp....Yes, I am still very happy with the level. I catch myself looking at the stance of the truck every chance I get, lol. It looks so much better. If you are having it aligned anyway it's a great time. I would say go for it.
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Thanks man. I have been searching for someone who has done it, and I found your thread so I had resurrect it
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Regarding the earlier post about the steering feel after the change:
When you raise the front end it changes your Camber angle. This is why the truck does not return to center like it would with the stock geometry. Should not cause any other issues.
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Well I slightly cranked my bars today. I want to go higher but I am thinking get shock extenders because it will be a 2" crank. What do you think?
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I cranked mine one round or so at a time and bounced the front end up and down a little in between cranks to settle it out. I ended up only going 1-1/8" to get the look I wanted. I did put new shocks on the front (Monroe Sensa-tracs) but they are a stock replacement shock so to the best of my knowledge they aren't any longer than stock. I haven't had any issues but obviously I'm only a tad over an inch and I don't off-road. I think you would probably be okay raising it on up if you are going to get the new shocks on and get it aligned within a couple of days. If it's going to be longer than that or you foresee any off-roading in between then I would wait.

By shock extenders do you mean longer shocks or some type of actual extender? I have heard of guys seeking out slightly longer shocks (I think I remember reading that the Rancho RS5000 is slightly longer) but I don't know anything about extenders.
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I went a right around an inch so far maybe a little less. My bolts are about level when looking at them. I am hoping maybe this week do shock unless you think I should do the extenders on them
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Regarding the earlier post about the steering feel after the change:
When you raise the front end it changes your Camber angle. This is why the truck does not return to center like it would with the stock geometry. Should not cause any other issues.
Correction - Caster Angle!
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