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Old 06-26-2009, 12:34 AM
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I wana level my truck out and i was wondering if torsion bars would do the job. I've heard that if u do turn them it puts stress on the arms. My uncle is a mechanic and he saws it doesn't.....so any help would be nice.
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Yes the more you crank your torsion bars the more stress it puts on your truck that's how they work. You are basically stiffening up the suspension so your front end sags less. So long as you don't go more than 1.5" you'll be fine.
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i got 3" of lift from cranking my torsion bars and haven't had any problems at all, Ive done some pretty hardcore off roading and everything is holding up fine. been like that for almost a year now...
its no different that getting new torsion keys, they do the exact same thing as cranking the bars, its just a waste of money to get new keys.
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You might can go 3" on these trucks. On my old Ranger and my buddy's chevys the most you could go and still have the suspension compress some on bumps was 1.5" some people would go 2" but it was a pretty rough ride. And yeah new keys aren't different from cranking the bolt. Stock key + bolt screwed in = New key + bolt screwed out.
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ya im at 3" and my shocks don't bottom out or anything, works great..
fords and chevys just aren't up to a challenge!! lol
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