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Old 03-03-2010, 07:17 PM
878ranger878 878ranger878 is offline
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hey it would be great if you could put PICTURES here of your torsion bar crank. and also list the negatives to doing it... if there are any.
want to see how it looks.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:21 PM
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you just put strain on your cv axles doin that. i have mine all the way turned up and everything seems fine though
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:26 PM
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ok i didn't max them out because i didn't want them to wear faster so i just did it enough to bring the front up to try and level it out but yea it really didn't work unless i max them out. but here are some pics of before and after

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after t-bar crank-



i love it a lot better then the way it was.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:53 PM
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Only picture I have was when I got the 31's

I did the t-bar crank then drove up to get my new tires.

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:45 PM
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The neg. is that it will wear out your t-bars faster, and the suspension will start to sag sooner. I cranked mine about 3 years ago, and after heavy use they are sagging and back to the stock ride height.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:07 AM
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My truck has a t-bar crank, check the avatar.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:22 AM
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My truck has a t-bar crank, check the avatar.
You need to upload pics of your truck to an album buddy. just like everyone else.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:02 PM
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I just leveled mine out a bit, maybe four turns each side to get about 2.5 inches. Threw my camber out a bit, but otherwise I like the ride (it's a little more stiff, but not bad at all)

Prior to the crank:


After:
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:12 PM
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Hmm, now I really want to do this to my truck as well. I'm sure I will when it gets a lil warmer If stiffer is all that happens, I can live with that, I drive semi's. Their suspension isn't always cushiony lol
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

ya im dieing to do it too. if you do yours before i do tell me how it went and how everything was.
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

heres mine

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Old 03-06-2010, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

ok im so confused where is the tbar? what does it look like? any pic of it? and ive searched and searched for the answer?????????????????
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

The circled item:
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:45 AM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

lol yeah ^^ thats it. i have an even better picture of it from under my truck on my computer but i'm on my friends computer right now. i'll post it up later
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: tbar crank pics!!!

Look under your truck for a crossmember that has two recessed holes. Thats where you can crank your T-bars at. I haven't done it, but mark it w/a marker or somethin so you know how many turns you've made, and measure wheel height from wheel to fender, and thats how far you've moved the torsion bars. Just watch your alignment, you might need one after you adjust them.
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