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Old 03-07-2010, 05:40 AM
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Ok i looked around for other threads, and dallyboy helped me, but i still dont understand what the heck is a torsion key lift and where is it?, can someone please help me here, with a like a picture of it, and do you really need to do a steering alignment after?
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:46 AM
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anytime you work on any suspension components up front you need to have the alignment checked

Looks like this


And is located here
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:36 AM
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Thank you! Now alignment? Is that hard to relign?
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Have to get it done at a shop

Some places will want $60 - $100 dollars. I found a few places here from $20 - $40 dollars.

the places that want the most were big name shops
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:53 AM
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Have to get it done at a shop

Some places will want $60 - $100 dollars. I found a few places here from $20 - $40 dollars.

the places that want the most were big name shops
Hey thank you, i was on my iphone before and at work, i have 2 more questions, do i have to use that tool you showed above? or can i use a socket?... and which way do it turn them to lift
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:54 AM
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Actually STL just posted a picture of the torsion bar. The key is at the opposite end. There is a bolt at that opposite end. Tighten that bolt up and you lift the truck up to 2". The drivers side bolt will be in further than the passenger side bolt. It's normal. It's because of the extra weight on the drivers side. Just crank both of them equal rotations and then go and get your alignment checked.

That key that he pictured is what the bolt turns into. It turns the torsion bar resulting in lift. You'll want to turn the bolt clockwise to lift the truck. You'll need a 13mm socket(I think) and a sharpie. I used a sharpie to mark one side of the bolt head so you know how many rotations you've done.
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Actually STL just posted a picture of the torsion bar. The key is at the opposite end. There is a bolt at that opposite end. Tighten that bolt up and you lift the truck up to 2". The drivers side bolt will be in further than the passenger side bolt. It's normal. It's because of the extra weight on the drivers side. Just crank both of them equal rotations and then go and get your alignment checked.
how does doin that put it out of alignment?
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Have you ever jacked up the front of a vehicle that has IFS? Ever noticed how the tires move? This is the same idea.
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Are you doing the pre 2008 torsion key swap or just cranking your torsion bars?

If your doing the pre 2008 key swap that picture I posted earlier is what the key looks like
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Are you doing the pre 2008 torsion key swap or just cranking your torsion bars?

If your doing the pre 2008 key swap that picture I posted earlier is what the key looks like
im just cranking them up only about 1 1/2" tho
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:29 PM
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Well your orginal post talked about kyes

look in the how to section there are pictures
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:38 PM
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Well your orginal post talked about kyes

look in the how to section there are pictures
sorry... like i said i have no idea im new to lifting... i ment to cranking my bad
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:21 PM
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It's cool

I and many others dont recomend aftermarket torsion keys. because you get the same result for free by cranking ur torsion bars. However clever ole' ford put smaller keys on 2008+ trucks DallyBoy put torsion keys from I believe 2006 truck to get more height. So on 2008+ trucks if u want more height. You need to do a pre 08 key swap.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:31 PM
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It's cool

I and many others dont recomend aftermarket torsion keys. because you get the same result for free by cranking ur torsion bars. However clever ole' ford put smaller keys on 2008+ trucks DallyBoy put torsion keys from I believe 2006 truck to get more height. So on 2008+ trucks if u want more height. You need to do a pre 08 key swap.
is that expensive or hard to to do?
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Never done it. I have seen people post pictures of doing it. Looks pretty easy.

DallyBoy did his I believe
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