torsion bars

Discussion in 'Chevy Colorado Forum (GMC Canyon)' started by sparkpuppy, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. sparkpuppy

    sparkpuppy New Member

    how do lift my truck with torsion bars? and is this a safe method of doing so?
     
  2. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    What year and model of truck?
     
  3. sparkpuppy

    sparkpuppy New Member

    05 colorado
     
  4. GaryL

    GaryL Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    This applies to the full size trucks, not sure about the Colorados. You can lift the front of the truck by cranking the torsion bars, but only safely about 2". Any more than that, your upper control arms will be hitting the bumpstops and your shocks may not be long enough. To make the adjustment, locate the torsion bar and follow it back to just about under the seats where it will enter into a crossmember between the frame rails. You will see a bolt with the head pointing down just below the end of the torsion bar, this is the adjusting bolt. Turn it clock wise to raise the truck. 1 full turn equal 1/4 inch of lift. After any adjustments from stock you must have the truck re-aligned. Again this is how to do it on a full size truck, not sure about yours.
     
  5. Flatman

    Flatman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Yes, you can do it with a Colorado. I have a friend who did it to level his out. One thing to remember (as GaryL mentioned) is to get it aligned soon after!
     
  6. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Here are a set of Torsion Bar Keys that will lift your truck (level it out) and not lose your stock ride comfort.
     
  7. sparkpuppy

    sparkpuppy New Member

    thanks for everything yall, got it done and looks great!!!!
     
  8. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Got pictures?:sarcastic:
     
  9. sparkpuppy

    sparkpuppy New Member

    pix coming soon

    im working on putting sum pix up. didnt take any before pix tho.:frown:
     
  10. Flatman

    Flatman Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Hurry up with those pics!!!
     

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