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Old 07-20-2005
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I can do it if I have time this weekend. Pics of multiple angles, maybe measuring the ride height, etc.? I cranked my bars two weeks ago and forgot to take pics (my bad). The write up will be short if I do it though. It's not much to it anyways.
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damn, i need to see this how-to, lol....im thinking about doing it to my front end and getting it aligned...SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A HOW - TO!!!!

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Old 08-05-2005
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does it still need to be done????...cause id love to do it...but forget putting my truck back to stock..lol

but it is like the easiest thing..just tighten a bolt..BAM!..yer done
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Still waiting...
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Old 08-05-2005
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theres more to it then just tightening a bolt
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Old 08-18-2005
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since nobody has do it yet i will give it a shot

The point of this mod is to tight the bolt on the torsion keys to add tension on the t-bars to lift the front of the truck.

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Tools need to complete the t-bar crank: 1/2" socket and a breaker bar, socket wrench will work but will be harder to turn.

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First take a stock ride height for a reference.

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Second locate the bolt that adds tension to the torsion keys. Its the bolt that is in the opening


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Next take the breaker (or a big socket wrench) put it on the bolt and turn it until it stop or desired lift is achived.




Finally take out the old trusty tape measure and see how much height you gained.

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You don't need to but its a great idea to get alingment and might have to possibly have a camber kit install depending how much you lifted the front to have the correct alingment or your tires won't wear correctly.




if better or more pics are need let me know and get the right away.
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Old 08-18-2005
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Finnaly! There was a How-to on TRS too that said to jack up the truck, then tighten the bolts. But it's not neccesary.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...orsionBar.html
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Old 06-27-2006
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whats the max lift u can get from a t bar...i think i have camber bolts already from when i was getting a alingment it cost me like 75bucks extra not sure tho...but i plan on lifting it all the way if i can...so how high can i go
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I know that this is an old post but since it has been brought back I'll just use it instead of making a new one. Can it hurt to drop the truck an inch or so the same way? I want to close the gap in my front wheel wells a little but don't really want larger tires.
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Old 06-27-2006
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I know that this is an old post but since it has been brought back I'll just use it instead of making a new one. Can it hurt to drop the truck an inch or so the same way? I want to close the gap in my front wheel wells a little but don't really want larger tires.
I remember a warning posted with the old gen-edge how-to that stated that the bolt had a lock-washer on it that would break if you loosened the bolt, so while its possible to adjust it lower, the proper way would be to buy two new lock washers, remove the bolt completely, install the new washer, and only tighten the bolt as much as you need to reach your desired lowered height. If you remove the bolt completely and the truck does not droop LOWER than your intended ride height, then you can't safely lower it that much, you're taking way too much tension off the bar. (you get the same situation as on cars with cut springs - or with flipped torsion keys - suspension that is flopping outside of the rebound capability of the spring/bar, which leads to terrible bump-steer and compounds itself during emergency manuevers.
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