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Old 08-28-2013
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2" leveling kit

I've found keys for $180 and keys for $80 I'm assuming quality is the difference? If anyone has any imput or recomendations I'd aprecieate it.
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don't buy keys unless you want to eat ball joints. crank the torsion bars a little and it will level it out plus its free
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Even with a crank my cv's will be at a bad angle. Either way I'm messin with something correct?
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Yeah I guess if you want to waste money then go for it.
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Keys are dumb.
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Buy the plastic level kit it goes under springs it's not too hard to install it's just time consuming on the driver side
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Buy the plastic level kit it goes under springs it's not too hard to install it's just time consuming on the driver side
Old thread, and he's asking about keys. Hence he has torsion bars, hence no springs, therefore your post is irrelevant to the OP's question.

For anyone else reading this that has the same question as the OP, don't make a new thread, keys are dumb, tightening the bolt does the exact same thing, but it's free, easier, and faster.
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I cranked my t bars up about two months ago got an alignment and she drives and preforms perfect. She looks good too. Around 6 to 8 full turns on the bolt gave me just under 2" in less than half an hour. Its free practically, just the cost of an alignment. I agree that keys are a total marketing scam. Anyone with this same question shouldn't worry about CV joint angles as they are fine. If anything a key will waste your money.
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... Around 6 to 8 full turns on the bolt gave me just under 2" ...
I want about 1" of lift to get back to stock ride height after installling some equipment at the front.

So 3 to 4 turns of the adjuster bolt should be about right??
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In theory yes. However depending on how new or old the bars are and how "springy" or broken in they are it will vary. Its honestly a really easy process; Jack the front end up to relieve stress and pressure on bars, crank the bolt say one full turn, put her down, and measure. I took my truck for a spin around the block trying to hit some of the bumps to "break it in" and re measured after the test run and adjusted accordingly. Experiment and start off slowly until you reach desired height. Good luck!
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Thanks MattyD.

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