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Old 04-27-2011, 01:42 AM
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Default Lifting front end with tortion something?

I want to get a leveling kit for my front end, but my buddy said u can lift the front end even by turning this bolt on a tortion bar or something, is this true or a crock
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This is very true but I would not recommend this at all!! Hes talking about the tortion bars. I know a guy who got that done and is very unpleased with the ride quality and also how the truck sits. The truck looks very awkward as far as the body goes and he has 34 inch tires and 20inch rims on it. Even spending $500 on a leveling kit is going to cost you ride quality for sure. My last dodge was a 2005 and I put a level kit on it and after feeling like my frame was going to split in half after going over every speed bump I vowed to never do it again. Don't get me wrong, the leveled look is mean looking, just make sure whatever you do you go for quality! Suspension is not the place that you want to cut corners (example taking out leaf springs for leveling in the back).
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I'm from Houston, Tx as well. Just north in The Woodlands. So if you have any questions of getting anything done to your truck at all feel free to ask.
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It is possible to crank you torsion keys up from the factory. Although the factory ones are only going to go so far and im not sure if they will go far enough to actually make the truck level. They sell reindexed torsion keys for about 100 dollars that will give you adjustable height from about an inch to 2.5 inches. The only thing to be aware of is these are real dangerous to install we just put some on my friends 00 Silverado. If you wanted to attempt it yourself I would recommend getting someone with experience to help and buy the correct tool its about 135 dollars. If not a shop is what I would recommend that way you dont just have the tool sitting around. Check this out I think it will help you http://www.roughcountry.com/install/3592.pdf
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Yeah factory will only go up so far, this is true. If you do decide to go this route I would never attempt it yourself without experience!!
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Thanks, ya I had planned to get the leveling kit but then decided to just wait to get a lift. Thanks for the feedback! I'll be dropping in 4.56 gears soon so ill be sure to keep yall updated with that, later
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Since were on the topic of leveling. Just thought I'd ask my question. I have an 04 quad cab hemi. Was thinking of going with 2" leveling spacers in the front and then get the 3" PA lift kit for the body or suspension. All in all it would be around $500-$550 if I get the leveling kit with the longer shocks. What do you guys think?
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This is very true but I would not recommend this at all!! Hes talking about the tortion bars. I know a guy who got that done and is very unpleased with the ride quality and also how the truck sits. The truck looks very awkward as far as the body goes and he has 34 inch tires and 20inch rims on it. Even spending $500 on a leveling kit is going to cost you ride quality for sure. My last dodge was a 2005 and I put a level kit on it and after feeling like my frame was going to split in half after going over every speed bump I vowed to never do it again. Don't get me wrong, the leveled look is mean looking, just make sure whatever you do you go for quality! Suspension is not the place that you want to cut corners (example taking out leaf springs for leveling in the back).
The reason why the ride quality sucks is because he probably didn't put longer shocks on it to compromise for the lift and also I'm sure his tires are a 10 ply instead of the stock 8 ply which will cause a little rougher ride.

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Since were on the topic of leveling. Just thought I'd ask my question. I have an 04 quad cab hemi. Was thinking of going with 2" leveling spacers in the front and then get the 3" PA lift kit for the body or suspension. All in all it would be around $500-$550 if I get the leveling kit with the longer shocks. What do you guys think?
Your truck will look really sweet with these mods. The only thing I would suggest is getting a leveling kit and cranking the torsion bars. I just wouldn't feel safe riding around with spacers up front. Just make sure you get a front end alignment after you put the leveling kit on.
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Go to Readylift.com and they sell torsion keys with new bolts so they can handle it. I dont recommend cranking the stock keys. And keep in mind that you will need an alignment after you do the lift because you are replacing the keys.
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After I read both your post, I went and watched a youtube video on it and those keys are the way to go. It definately will get better results. I think Ready Lift sells the kit with shock mounts to help in the clearance department. $230.00 for the whole kit. Then you add $380.00 fot the 3" PA body lift and there you have one nice sitting truck for under $600.00. That's perfect. Thanks a Bunch All!
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