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Old 03-21-2011, 05:34 AM
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Default Torsion Bar Keys lift on 2003 dakota 4x4

has anyone with a 2003 or 2004 4.7 dakota 4x4 used the Torsion Bar Keys
kit from http://www.totalperformanceonline.co...log/X381321/30 for either the 1 in or 2in kit? when it says tires may still be racked is that after the alignment?

i am interested in using the new torque keys but i want to use an add a leaf instead of the shackle or the block. any problems with that?

there is one kit that has 2in blocks and another kit has 2 in shackle's. what are the pros and cons?

i know for the 2in kit it says 2-3 inches. has anyone got 3 inches out of the kit? how is the ride quality?
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Do you have your bars already cranked? I did mine and saw almost 2in I just didnt go any further because I didnt want my front higher then my rear.
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no i haven't done it yet. it only looks like about an inch of space before it bottoms out if i tighten it... now that i think about it 1 inch probablly gets more than an inch of lift because of the applied pressure. i may just try that first. my truck is already level front to back. i don't know if someone has already done this once before or not.
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If your truck is level then it prob was. You can do a add a leaf which will raise it up a bit and can crank the bars the rest of the way. Do you plan on adding bigger tires or do you just want it to sit a lil higher?
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bigger tires and sit higher. the rear add a leaf is because i mostly use this truck for towing.
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The add a leaf will prob bring your rear up a inch or so. You could also do a small body lift like 2 inch.
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i have been tring to avoid a body lift. never cared that much for them even though the dakota's i have seen with them look pretty clean. also i was tring to get a little more ground clearance since i also use the truck off road during hunting season.
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i have been tring to avoid a body lift. never cared that much for them even though the dakota's i have seen with them look pretty clean. also i was tring to get a little more ground clearance since i also use the truck off road during hunting season.
Yeah I know what you mean they are pretty good if you stay at about a 2in body lift. As for hunting do you get off the beatin path at all? I have had my truck off road many of times and never had a problem with not having enough ground clearance and this is in the mtn's of pa. Of coarse im not to scared about my underside since I have the full skid plate pkg. Even lift keys are not going to get much higher than stock(what I was told) and you dont wanna put too much stress on the torsion bars. Really just leaves a solid axle swap or 3.5in lift(I think thats the smallest). To do either is prob the same price and I hate ifs so I would go the soild axle way.
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most of the path we drive through have huge ruts through the swamp lands of florida. lots of hidden rocks and tree stumps. lots of fun but ohh the noises the rocks and stumps make when you hit them. i don't have the skid plates although i have been looking for them.
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i have heard that front end parts wear out faster, and you can only do a small lift due to binding? how far did you crank your bars? is there binding?, and are your parts wearing faster? .... also do you know were to pick up the hardware kit for the torsion keys? i would like new with new keys and bars? ONE last ? is it Safe? i have kids young kids, you get were im goin...... thnx
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