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Old 04-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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Not sure whether to go with a 3 inch body lift or the 3-2 torsion key and block suspension lift. I know the suspension is a whole lot cheaper, and that's what I want to get. I'm trying to clear 33x11.5x17 terra grapplers and 17" 0 offset wheels. I have a 2002 quad cab 4x4. I know that the body lift will have no issues with the tires, but not sure about the suspension lift I've looked around and can't find much with other people doing the 3-2 and 33s. I've also heard that other issues come from cranking torsion bars.
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Body lift is going to cheaper than a suspension lift. Cranking your stock keys with a 3" bl will give enough clearance for 33"s.
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i had cranked bars and 3 inch body lift in mine and ran 33's with no problem.
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How about getting the aftermarket torsion keys and cranking them up 3" and then putting 2" blocks under the leaf spring in the back? I've seen a couple of these kits that say it will clear 33s
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Anytime you lift the front end remember to get a wheel alignment.
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torsion keys don't do anything for our trucks. bump stops hit before we can bottom out keys. and I fit 33's on my truck with no block in the back and 2 inch tbar crank. But I could not turn. the body rubs terribly on the tires so the body lift is required.
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I did both the bl and new keys with add-a-leafs and have never had the tires rub at full lock or at full articulation. New polyurethane bushings up front help as well.
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Anyone running ONLY the 3" torsion bar crank with aftermarket keys and 2" blocks in the back and fitting 33s? I saw a YouTube video where a guy did this and was able to put I believe 33x11.5 tires but not sure about his wheels what offset
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I run 285s with just a tbar crank in the front and some trimming. I have the aftermarket keys now and 1.5" blocks and it didn't help a whole lot but they don't scrub on everyday stuff now, just under hard flex with the wheel turned.
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I run 285s with just a tbar crank in the front and some trimming. I have the aftermarket keys now and 1.5" blocks and it didn't help a whole lot but they don't scrub on everyday stuff now, just under hard flex with the wheel turned.
What is your complete tire size, and wheel offset and how much rubbing do you get in the front and the back?
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