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Old 07-28-2013, 01:15 PM
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Anyone ever figure out how many turns to maximum tbar lift?
No, because it wouldn't mean a great deal.

It varies truck to truck.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:33 PM
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How many turns till max? Till it stops turning lol.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:35 PM
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How many turns till max? Till it stops turning lol.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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lol thanks you guys.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:30 PM
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Tried to crank mine today, and only got about 2 turns on each side. Didn't do anything to the height. Ground to wheel well is only 35.5" on both driver and passenger side, and they are both very near maxed out. I don't know if the previous owner had cranked them, but if so, shouldn't the front be sitting higher? What else can I do to raise the front about an inch and a half?
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:32 PM
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Tried to crank mine today, and only got about 2 turns on each side. Didn't do anything to the height. Ground to wheel well is only 35.5" on both driver and passenger side, and they are both very near maxed out. I don't know if the previous owner had cranked them, but if so, shouldn't the front be sitting higher? What else can I do to raise the front about an inch and a half?
Torsion bars are probably fatigued. You might need new ones. My truck sits about 37 inches in the front and i have almost a whole screws worth of torsion bar adjustment left.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:47 PM
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Torsion bars are probably fatigued. You might need new ones. My truck sits about 37 inches in the front and i have almost a whole screws worth of torsion bar adjustment left.
How much does a set cost?
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:19 PM
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Turned mine 6 turns #1 bars. Sitting ~39.25 inches in the front (before new tires)
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:23 AM
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How much does a set cost?
I would imagine the stiffer the bar the mod you have to pay. I Wollstonecraft say around 300 bucks for #1 bars from ford.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:35 AM
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Turned mine 6 turns #1 bars. Sitting ~39.25 inches in the front (before new tires)
Hmm. Interesting. I think I'm sitting at 35-36 and I'm level. (Wore leafs, flat as a Russian supermodel)

Need some new leafs and crank bars more I think. Are you maxed out?
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:37 AM
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Hmm. Interesting. I think I'm sitting at 35-36 and I'm level. (Wore leafs, flat as a Russian supermodel)

Need some new leafs and crank bars more I think. Are you maxed out?
I still have probably 3 more turns till I max the bars. I have a body lift as well.

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Ah ok. 39" makes sense then lol.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:42 AM
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Ah ok. 39" makes sense then lol.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:49 PM
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I would imagine the stiffer the bar the mod you have to pay. I Wollstonecraft say around 300 bucks for #1 bars from ford.
Theoretically a stiffer T-bar would have a higher ride height than a "softer" one (actually more elastic) because the weight of the truck wouldn't be able to twist the stiffer bar as much - same weight but the stiffer bar doesn't give as much. Stiffer T-bars would also stiffen up the suspension feel (obv).

Just checked my ride height (service manual style) and it was out of tolerance on the low end - may explain why my tires were worn on the inside. Cranked the adjusters 8 turns each (had about 0.5 inch of bolt to turn in and now there's about 0.25 in of bolt) resulted in about 2 inches lift on the front end. Fenders now ride at about 35 in (36 at the rear). Frame ride height is just above the upper tolerance (~ 4.5 in).

Felt a nice big clunk backing out of the driveway after cranking the bolts . At first I shit a brick but then I remembered it was just the suspension settling! :

Couldn't believe the difference it made driving! Rides much smoother, the handling is more nimble especially in the corners I noticed less body roll. Also sits noticeably higher. Pretty fckin awesome just for turning two bolts.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:45 AM
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Pretty fckin awesome just for turning two bolts.
Nope sorry - Torsion bar suspension was created by the devil himself.

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Cranked the adjusters 8 turns each (had about 0.5 inch of bolt to turn in and now there's about 0.25 in of bolt) resulted in about 2 inches lift on the front end.
Don't forget to have your alignment checked after cranking them that 2". Better to be safe than sorry.....
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