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Cranked the T-bars a bit today. Pics before and after.

I cranked the T-bars today. 2 full rotations each side. It ended up lifting the front end 1". They are #1 bars. I am wondering how much a guy has to turn them to get about 2" of lift from the T-bars? Does that require fully cranking them?
Anyways here are some pictures. The truck is very dirty thanks to slushy roads and salt.

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Dang man, go give your truck a bath! That's gross. Looks better though, be sure to go get your alignment checked.
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I dont see much of a difference but to get around 2" of lift i had to crank my b-bars 4 1/2 turns but it may be a little different since you have #1 bars.
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i can see the difference, not too much but it definetly looks better
i like dirty trucks
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Dang man, go give your truck a bath! That's gross. Looks better though, be sure to go get your alignment checked.
If only you lived here. You're truck, in the winter, is clean for about five minutes.

PS. Notice how the snow pile is higher than the hood of my truck??
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just max them out and then get an alignment. I have the #1 bars and maxing out netted about 2-1/2". It will probably settle down a little over a couple of days.
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And you should get 2" chevy drop shackles it will raise the rear about 1-1/2"
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just max them out and then get an alignment. I have the #1 bars and maxing out netted about 2-1/2". It will probably settle down a little over a couple of days.
That's terrible advice.

It looks good as is.

.......and I gotta say, Chrome DC-1's are kinda cool looking.
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I don't exactly want to max them out. I was just wondering if I could get about 2" without having to max them out.
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That's terrible advice.

It looks good as is.

.......and I gotta say, Chrome DC-1's are kinda cool looking.
What JIMMEH!!!!! Did I read that right?? Thanks, I take that as a huge compliment coming from you.
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Looks better. Do shackles asap.

And my god that is filthy. That's dirtier than truck pr0n itself.
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Looks better. Do shackles asap.

And my god that is filthy. That's dirtier than truck pr0n itself.
This is what you have to look forward to if you are going to live in Alberta. It was clean last week after I washed it....
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pah, ever been to Ontario? Salt capital of Canada. I live 7km away from the car wash and by the time I get home it's already filthy again.

Plus,I'll be in the south, so it won't be AS bad...
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...good ole Alberta, nice lookin rig my friend, fellow albertan on this site is always nice to see!! and im with you, washing is pointless...why not toss in a 3" BL ? instead of maxing out your bars?? and id get an alignment soon, more you max them out youll destroy them pretty tires, if your ever down in E-town i work for toyota, im sure i can get you in for an alignment..
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Since you've made a return, there's been a bunch of Ontario and Alberta members join in the last 3-4 months.
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another fellow albertan here! i'm just north of Red Deer.

don't worry, my truck is filty too! it's been hovering around freezing here for the past few days so everything is slushy, and to make matters worse, i live AND work down gravel roads.

the truck looks good! how much power loss did you notice stepping up tire sizes? how do you like those MT/Rs on ice?
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i smell a meet.....bwahaha
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definetly will be having some once I'm out there.
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What JIMMEH!!!!! Did I read that right?? Thanks, I take that as a huge compliment coming from you.
Don't tell anybody!
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If only you lived here. You're truck, in the winter, is clean for about five minutes.

PS. Notice how the snow pile is higher than the hood of my truck??
I think if I lived there, my truck would stay in the garage until the snow was gone and I would drive some beater that I don't care about while the roads are like that.
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x2...ive seen many trucks and cars come to our shop...8yrs later the frames are rusted out...sickening
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I think if I lived there, my truck would stay in the garage until the snow was gone and I would drive some beater that I don't care about while the roads are like that.

Enjoy it for the one week a year you can drive it.
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Dude how do you even see out of those headlights. Lift it.
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another fellow albertan here! i'm just north of Red Deer.

don't worry, my truck is filty too! it's been hovering around freezing here for the past few days so everything is slushy, and to make matters worse, i live AND work down gravel roads.

the truck looks good! how much power loss did you notice stepping up tire sizes? how do you like those MT/Rs on ice?
I haven't noticed a power loss at all, neither have I noticed an increase in fuel consumption. On the ice, they are way better than the stock tires I had on previously believe it or not. My stockers were new and they slipped around on everything. I am very satisfied with the tires so far.

Sonic, I am in Edmonton quite often and come July I am moving back there. That would be awesome to get me in for an alignment. How much do they charge??

*Update:
I washed the truck and cranked the T-bars 2 more full turns on each side. Truck sits a little over 1" after it has settled after driving. I'll post some pictures when it's light out again.

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I don't see out of the headlights, that's what a windshield is for
It didn't throw much light out being that dirty... I washed it, problem solved.
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there not too bad..i cant remember off hand ill get you a price on monday when im at work again..why not a 3" bl???
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