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Thread: Torsion Bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ilverado View Post
    you dont have to buy torsion bar keys..
    all i heard u need is a 18MM bolt and with enough elbow grease its same as "torsion keys"
    the guys on here are right. i know its not a chevy but i had a 2002 ranger and all i did was the bolt and tightened it and it ended up snapping my tie rod and breaking the shock completely out of the passenger side. your best bet is to do like we all did and get the keys or a leveling kit. good luck.

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    I would recommend getting an alignment after you add the leveling kit or Keys.
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    I actually added the torsion bar keys to my truck and then cranked the torsion bars another 3/4 of an inch. As locg as you dont plan on doing any major off roading then you probably wont snap a torsion bar. With that done I was able to put a 285.75/r16 on my truck.That is the same size as a 33 inch but not as wide so you dont have to trim that much of your front bumper and valance.

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    We cranked my friends on his Dmax a while back, the ride got a little harsher and we snapped a few wrenches in the process.
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    im really confused
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    Here are some links to help you understand what a torsion bar suspension is and how it works, and links to some previous posts which should also help you out.(read the whole posts)

    http://www.avowners.com/forum.idc?sh...s&TID=870&PN=1
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torsion_bar_suspension
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20538
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20662
    Adam


  7. #17

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    looks like its not worth it

    thanks for the help

  8. #18

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    One of my friends cranked up his just a tiny bit so one size up tires didn't rub. The ride got a little worse, and he barely changed it. So if you want to just use the stock keys, don't move it very much.
    2000 Sierra Reg. Cab 5 Speed

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