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Old 04-29-2010, 11:29 PM
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I have an 07 Chrysler Aspen 4x2. I was interested in fitting a larger tire under my sled, and was looking into purchasing a leveling kit at a cost of $240.00 before installation. I read somewhere on the internet that these vehicles have adjustable ride height, and are set to factory height for ease of entry. Well, I jacked up the front end with a floor jack, tightened the two bolts that apply tension to the torsion bars until they were flush, and gained 2 inches of height on the front end. I was able to fit a set of Nitto Terra Grappler A/T tires, size 285/60R18, with no rubbing. The truck looks really tough, and I saved hundreds. The only thing that I did after lifting the front and installing the new tires was have the front end aligned. I am sure that it would clear a set of 285/65R15's with no problem. Save your dollars!!!
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THe torsion bar twist is the easy and cheap. Too much ride height will effect your handling, though,
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:54 AM
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have 2005 durango 4X4 so should I get a leveling kit or do like he did and do i need a front end alignment
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:48 PM
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This method will give you 2" of lift, which should be enough to mount 33x12.50 in. tires on. You should definately get your vehicle aligned after you do this to prevent uneven wear on your tires.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:16 PM
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I have an 07 Chrysler Aspen 4x2. I was interested in fitting a larger tire under my sled, and was looking into purchasing a leveling kit at a cost of $240.00 before installation. I read somewhere on the internet that these vehicles have adjustable ride height, and are set to factory height for ease of entry. Well, I jacked up the front end with a floor jack, tightened the two bolts that apply tension to the torsion bars until they were flush, and gained 2 inches of height on the front end. I was able to fit a set of Nitto Terra Grappler A/T tires, size 285/60R18, with no rubbing. The truck looks really tough, and I saved hundreds. The only thing that I did after lifting the front and installing the new tires was have the front end aligned. I am sure that it would clear a set of 285/65R15's with no problem. Save your dollars!!!


Can you post a picture of ypur Aspen lifted ??? I too want to adjust the front end by a leveling kit...
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:41 PM
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This is exactly what my Aspen looks like, except, I kept the stock wheels on it, so they don't stick out as far. The front end came up exactly this high and it did not cost a thing.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:02 AM
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Default Tension bar and best spark plug for ny truck

Where are the tension bolt to lift my truck, any pics or can I (2005, Hemi 4x4)
Whats the best, but reasonable plugs and wire for my truck.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default Tension bar and best spark plug for ny truck

Any pics of where the bolts are to lift the front end. What are reasonable plugs and wire for my truck. I did modify the exhaust and air system. 2005 durango 4x4 5.7 hemi
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:02 AM
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There is one bolt for each torsion bar. The torsion bar is a long bar that starts at the front suspension and extends to the middle of the vehicle. In the back, they slide into the torsion keys. The bolts are under the keys. You should jack up the front end, squirt the bolts with a little lubricant, and tighten them. I tightened mine all the way to reach a full 2" lift in the front. I then had the front end aligned to prevent uneven wear on my new tires. The two bolts you are looking for stick out of the bottom of a crossmember located at approximately the center of the frame.
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