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Old 02-18-2004, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone cranked down the torsion bars yet to raise the front end up? I heard its hard on the CV boots in the s-10's. I want to raise my front end up an inch or two but I dont know how many turns it requires.
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most vehicles with t/bars can be lifted a little or preloaded a little more for winches etc, but I think 2" may be a little much. I have had several old Toyota work trucks that had lost about 0.5" and raised them 1.0-1.25" (0.5-0.75 over stock) and had good results Did the same to a Nissan and had goog results except the overly soft factory shocks allowed front suspension to "top out" when cornering and hitting a dip in the road. Just don't use all your suspension rebound and You may have to get it realigned also
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Old 02-18-2004, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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but I dont know how many turns it requires.

Just take a marker and mark the bolt and turn it a turn or two and then do other side the same, keeping track of Your index mark and total number of turns so You can add or remove height or even return to stock.
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Old 02-27-2004, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anyone adjusted the T-bars yet?
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yes
2.5 inches was no problem/more left
i think i did 8-10 turns
just crank and check/count the turns-same on both sides
mine sat 7/8'' low on dr side when i got it so it took a few more turns to get it level
to temp lift the rear i cut up hiway tactor flaps into 2x2 squares and stuck them between the overloads
the whole job is easier when you jack it up to get the weight of the susp
warr will align it later for ''wandering problem''
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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this is actually the only way to lift a chevy luv. I lifted my luv about 1.5" whith the T-bars. Make shure you jack the truck up when you doo this or you can strip out the adjustemtn bolt. Measure from the same spot on both sideds and not it down (i would write the measurement right on the frame whith a soap stone, this way you also know where you measured from). Just be carefull about getting too wild, it dose put more stress on the bars themselves.
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Just raised mine a little over 1 1/2 inches last night. Looks darn good. This is the way they should come from the factory, it looks more like a 4WD. I figured every turn is about 3/8".
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[quote="RatGuy"]Just raised mine a little over 1 1/2 inches last night. quote]

So how does it ride now? Harsher? Just curious, wanting to raise my front up a little, but don't want the ride to become too rough.


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I think I'll do mine Friday or Saturday.

I already think my Z71's ride is rough (which is what I paid for, technically), so I probably won't notice a difference either way.
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I dont notice much of a difference really. You should really get the front end aligned if you raise it too much. I plan on getting new BF Goodrench tires next week so I will have mine aligned then...whether it needs it or not.
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