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cranked them tbars

got new to me tbars today and cranked them all the way

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and yes my tow hooks are still **** eyed. went to the junk yard and found a few good cross members just have to find something to cut them off with. i also want to take the stock blocks out of the rear and get it back level just don't know how to do that yet.

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Nice. What bars did you get? I need to get new ones myself, but can't see myself dropping that much on new #1's right now.
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i wish i could say i see a difference......you need a superlift buddy
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Nice. What bars did you get? I need to get new ones myself, but can't see myself dropping that much on new #1's right now.
i got the B rated ones from a elanalvey off of his 08


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i wish i could say i see a difference......you need a superlift buddy
we could tell a difference. and i seen you when we were on our way to johnsons you headed toward the tunnel. and before its all said and done ill have the superlift just have other things to take care of right now.
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maybe its just the angle of the old pic, how much are they charging you for crap there today??? why didnt you get some number one bars??? did he swap out his bars??
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i got the 4x4 radio bezel with the fog light switch i need for 10 dollars so i thought that was pretty good. i asked about a sliding back glass but they wanted a 100 so screw that deal. and im still going back to get a front cross member. and i just got his bars bc they are pretty much new and mine were sagging. he did the pre-key mod on his.
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what'd u do with the bullbar? and look great marcus
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pre-key?? thats good that that bezel was only 10 i need to go get one this weekend
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pre-key?? thats good that that bezel was only 10 i need to go get one this weekend
Pre-08' Torsion Bar Keys.
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here's one i took afterwards. i didn't get one before we started




and I replaced my bars with #1
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looks good. though i cant see a diff in the pics im sure it made a big diff... its the same way when i got my bigger tires the pics dont do it justice...
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how high would you rate a torsion bar change??? i want to put B or #1's on my 04... lets say oil change being a 1 and w.e being a 10.... point being was it difficult??
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i didn't think it was too bad honestly. need pb blaster for sure. the third picture from the bottom is not a picture of Marcus smiling, it's of him in pain.

i would suggest having two people to do it. one to crank the bolts and the other to hold the jaw puller.

on a scale, i'd make it 3. it sounds hard because anything dealing with suspension sounds hard... but this wasn't. i'd say changing shocks were harder.

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should have went to the hobby shop, that torsion bar puller they have is a god sent.....
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and elan where are the pics of your truck with the new bars?? did you crank them all the way up??? now got to get some shackles for the rear dont use a add-a-leaf for sure
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time for an alignment!

in the one pic it looks like the truck is holding itself up with the torsion bar removed, i hope the jack is holding it up lol
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Sorry for the thread hack but you need a jaw puller to crank the t bars?
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the third picture from the bottom is not a picture of Marcus smiling, it's of him in pain.
my finger is still hurting.


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time for an alignment!

in the one pic it looks like the truck is holding itself up with the torsion bar removed, i hope the jack is holding it up lol
thats my first stop in the morning. and the jack is holding it up justin you should know that.

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Sorry for the thread hack but you need a jaw puller to crank the t bars?
no. my tbars were sagging so i got the ones off elans truck bc he did the pre-key mod. to crank your tbars all you need is a socket and racket.
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there are a few methods to take the pressure off the torsion bar/key. torsion remover tool is the best, but i chose the jaw puller. some use a c-clamp and others use a bottle jack
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thats my first stop in the morning. and the jack is holding it up justin you should know that.
I know lol, just making sure because you would have serious issues if not!
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i was thinking the same thing when i saw that pic but didnt want to be that guy to point that out......
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I have one word to say: Paint.
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I have one word to say: Paint.
i have other things to replace so my truck rides right first but it will have it before the knox meet.
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