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Setup of new torsion keys

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Cuda1500, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Cuda1500

    Cuda1500 Member

    I bought the new torsion keys to raise the front end of my 97 gmc k1500 4x4, once I put them in how much do I turn the adjusting bolt to get the correct height or do I leave them at the stock length, and I was thinking about putting blocks in the rear to get another two inches in the back but what size block do I need to get do I just get a 2 in or is there a stock block in the back that I have to take out and then add that height to the new blocks any help would be great thanks
  2. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Just turn the bolts in till you get the height you want. I assume you measured it before you put in the new keys. As for the rear, if you have a block in there already, measure it then get a block 2" taller and remove the stock block and replace it with the new one, it's not rocket science. Here's a link to the post where I put the rear blocks in.
  3. Cuda1500

    Cuda1500 Member

    ok thanks for the help, do you have to get the special tool to put the new keys in
  4. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I did, but I've seen guys use gear pullers and I've heard of using a floor jack and an extension, I'm an industrial maintenance tech by trade so safety always comes first at work and at home, so I recommend using the proper tool.

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