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crank torsion bars to level truck?

I am thinking about cranking up my torsion bars to raise the front end about 1" to 1 1/2". If anyone has done this let me know how much you like/ dislike it. Also anyone let me know if it can cause problems to the truck and if so what problems, thanks.
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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

all kinds of people have done it......no real problems unless u crank them to much, but if u just trying level the truck up u wont have a problem.....but when done u do want to get an alignment....

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do you know roughly how high is "too high"
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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

3 or above i would say is to much for stock torsion bars, imo...




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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Im looking at doing this too, I've been by a guy out here that it isnt the greatest thing and to go with a lift kit. However that was about $2400, he thinks im made of money!
Are the shackles and the tb cranking a good way to go? I dont want to cause any damage to the truck, and i dont plan on doing any off roading its strickly for looks.
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been told by a guy out here*
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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

any lifting or lowering of supsension is goin to cause wear are your suspension parts...
tb lift is a very cheap and easy way to go for that extra two to three inches
if you are 4wd make sure to drop your front differential so you dont rip your cv boots which i have done three times...




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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Sadly its on 2wd, I'd like to do it just wanted to see what other people wanted to say about it. So far from what I've read its not such a bad thing, other then have them sag after a while.
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is it a z71?

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No, its a 2006 2wd Off Road. That's what the badge says. Has the fender flares and all that.
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ok its the same as a Z71 so means you have torsion bars




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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Okay so that said, is it such a bad thing to crank them up? I'm going to put 2" shackles in the back and then I guess us the tb's to level it out.
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nah its not bad, just do wat we said, dont go over 3inches, and get an alignment after...

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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Yea definitly. Where did you buy your shackles from, what kind? I've been looking at them on ebay and they are okay some look homemade, and I've seen the ready lift ones. Any suggestions?
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suspensionmaxx tell them ur on the forum and u will get a discount

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do they have a website or something?
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yea, suspensionmaxx.com lol

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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Haha of coarse, dumb question.
Thanks for the help dude.
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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

hell i've got my tbs cranked to a bit more than 3 inches with no problems

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Re: crank torsion bars to level truck?

Awesome feedback, thanks guys! Ill get some photos up of the finished product!
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