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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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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.
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.
2002 RAM 1500 Sport QC 5,9 V8 Laramie, GIBSON-s Super Truck exhaust, Dynamat, K&N, Back Country tube steps, 305/55/20 Nitto Terra Grappler-s, Front cranced 1", Smoked clearance lights, Black headlights
MM is correct. I just assumed you had a 4x4 when you were talking t-bar crank. T-bars are a 4x4 only thing. You have coil overs. No freebie lift for you. You need an inexpensive set of coil spacers, I think I've seen 1.5" ones...
I recently purchased a '06 Ram with 5.7 hemi quad cab 4x4. I must have spent atleast two hours under the truck looking for my torsion bars, but couldn't find them. I have coil overs. Was it an option or something?
BTW, sorry for resurrecting such an old thread.
No Disko, 05 was the last year to have torsion bars. They have coil overs in the 06 and newer rams.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi 4x4. Mods include Spectre CAI, Magnaflow muffler, Hypertech Max Energy, 2.5 inch level with 1 inch rear block, Rough Country nitro 9000 series shocks, 315/70/17 Hankook ATM tires.