Originally Posted by 04lvl2
From what I understand when you install these keys it gives you as much lift as cranking you t bars to the max right out of the gate. So you will have alot more cranking but its pretty unsafe if you crank them past the stock bolt length
Not only what Billy said, But I have a problem anyone whom uses those keys will have as well.
At stock height, the balljoints are quite centered in their sockets. When I lowered my truck, the balljoints on top sort of ' jack-knived '. The bottom ones werent so bad.
I have replaced my balljoints 4 times since making a set of keys. A local guy whom has been to detroit and made some ' custom ' parts for others on this site made a set for his 05 lvl2. Hes having some balljoint issues but his are going the other way. Instead of the top balljoint hitting on the inside part of the upper arm, its hitting the outside. The same applies to the bottom.. mine is hitting the outside, his hits the inside when he flexes.
Your Safest and best ' maintenance ' bet is to put the $ towards a set of spindles and do things right the first time.
Another thing to consider.. The Torsion bars are rated for a certian weight. If you offroad at all, the weight of your truck being 3-4 inches higher on landing an obsticle will be greater and stress the t-bars more then they would at a stock twist. By re-inndexing the keys ( thats all thats really happening with those new keys ), your adding a significant amount of pressure to the bars themselves.
I use code ' B ' bars and rag a set out every year as well ( 2 if I'm really beating on them as I have been this year ) . I let off pressure and the bars turn sloppy . I couldn't imagine how fast they would rag-out with more pressure on them.