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    Default Torsion key help

    I want to lift my 2003 silverado z71 front end. My question is are the new torsion keys all I need to lift my truck a couple of inches and if so will these work?? thanks

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    Yes you can lift the front of your truck with new keys. Those ones look like they would do the trick.

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    Yep that'll be perfect!

    2006 Duramax LBZ
    Edge Evo
    4'' Diamond eye to 6'' tip
    16'' ion alloy, 33'' fierce attitudes
    Lots of work left to do!

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    Welcome to the club,eporter2980.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
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    Cover-Craft seat covers
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    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    Depending how much you want to lift the front end, you might be able to get away with just cranking the torsions up a bit. I would try that and see how you like it before I bought the keys. On your truck you can go up approx 1.5 in without severely changing your ride quality. Make sure that you keep track of how many complete 360 deg turns you make with your wrench, and do the same on the other side. 5 or 6 complete turns seems to be the trick. Also make sure that you get an alignment soon after your adjustment. If you don't achieve the stance you were looking for, you can always let it back down the same number of turns that you cranked it up, and you'll be back at the stock setting.

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    If you do adjust the stock keys, make sure you do it with the front wheels off the ground. Here's my results with the stock and then lift keys.

    Stock height:

    Stock keys turned up:

    Lift keys:


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    Nice before and after pics Adam, im gonna try cranking my stock ones up
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    KyleZ71, measure your truck before you start so if its to stiff after you adjust the bars go can go back down to the stock setting. Just a suggestion.

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    I looked at the keys that eporter2980 put a link to. 50 bucks, can't beat that. And it'd be easier on the truck, ill order them next pay period haha

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