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cranking torsion bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 91Chevy2500, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. 91Chevy2500

    91Chevy2500 Newbie

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    Ok i am in need of info on how to crank my torsion bars on my truck so i don't have to pay a butt load of money to achive a small amount of lift and still be able to run 35s.
     
  2. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Umm, you won't be cranking your bars enough to clear 35's with no lift. The most you should ever crank is about 1". After that you start getting CV wear due to the extreme angles. If you want to crank, theres a bolt on each side of the t-bar crossmember. Tighten the bolt to raise the truck, loosen to lower.
     
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    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    ok, so essentially you wish to KILL / MURDER your geometry and tires and alignment to achieve 1-1/2 inches? youll never even know it was done, dont or youll spend those tons of dollars on tires and preperation H /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I could not agree more with the above posts, all you'll end up doing is wearing suspension and tires.Your suspension will be riding on the torsion bars alone and the truck will handle like a wet noodle on the road.I spend almost every day at work trying to talk someone out of doing this, we have done it for one customer in the past and within a week he was back in the shop begging to have the front end lowered again.
     
  5. 91Chevy2500

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    Well as of right now i have a 3in body lift and in the process of triming the finders so that i will only have to crank them at the most an inch.
     

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