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Old 06-08-2009, 08:55 PM
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Hi Guys new to the sight! I have been surfing for awhile though. I have an 03 Ram and want to upgrade the tires from 265/70-17 to 285/70-17, i also want to level the front end. Can I raise the front end up 2in or so with the torsion bars alone, I will be getting an alignment also. Also will there be any clearence issues if I dont get the front leveled?? THANKS GUYS GREAT SIGHT!!
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2 inches is a lot to raise just using the torsion bars but I've seen folks raise them more with just the bars.

I haven't tried this particular size tire on your model Ram so I'm not sure if you will have rubbing issues but I suspect you won't except maybe at full steering lock. You are only up a +1 on the size.
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Thanks Maddog! I think (HOPE) i will be alright. anybody else try this?? THANKS!
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I use to raise the torsion bars on Ford Rangers all the time. Never had a problem. Just don't screw the adjuster bolt all the way in, leave a little room for some flex in the suspension. Make sure you turn the adjuster bolts on both sides the same amount ie. 3 and 1/4 turns on drivers side then turn the passenger side 3 and 1/4 turns.
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