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Old 04-20-2008, 03:45 PM
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I'm trying to do my research on this before I do anything and had some questions. First of all the truck sits higher in the back. I don't want to lower the back for load purposes. I'm thinking of adjusting the torsion bar to bring the front up. I don't want anything drastic. Maybe an inch or less than two. If I adjust that, how is that going to affect the ride and handling with bumpy roads and all.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:35 PM
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The higher you go the worse the ride will be. 94rt10ohio did one inch on his truck. If you want 2 inches or more you should get new torsion keys.
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For just an inch or so, you'd be fine with a crank or two on the bolts. It'll stiffen a little, but at that little bit of height it shouldn't be bad at all.
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My ride changed a little, but nothing drastic.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:27 PM
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I lifted mine up about 2" give or take a little. The ride got a little harder but its alot better. It has a more postive feel. I can feel those little bumps but I can go over speed bumps alot faster and it soaks it up. Some say its way harsh but I guess they have never ridin in a real truck with leafs springs all around and a solid front axle. Just try it and see how you like it. But for me I also have airbags in the rear so it rides like a 2500. If you don't like it just put them back down to stock, but if you go as high as I did you'll need new shocks. oh and I did a whopping 6 full turns on each bolt but I also think that before I started the bars were a little tired. I have some pics im my gallery if you need a reference to the hieght.
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Is this the nut to turn? If so, how much does one rotation create?
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No that's not it. The one you need to turn is about under the door attached to a long rod the bolts face straight down. It also helps if you jack the front up so it is easier to turn them. There are 2 and need to adjust both. One per side.
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This is the torsion bar, underneath you'll find a bolt right where the torsion key is. That's the one you want.

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Hi!
Here you can see on photo how looks and where is torsion key bolts.
http://truxxx.com/instructions/60402...structions.pdf
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I have a 2WD. I don't see that bar..
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