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#1 torsion bars and 2" shackles

Im looking for a couple inches of lift and I dont really feel like doing a body lift. Would getting #1 torsion bars and 2" chevy drop shackles give me 2 inches or so of lift and be level? I already need an alignment so now would be the perfect time to do it.
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2" in front what you have now? your 04 shouldnt be sagged that much throw 2-3 turns into those things you wont be bottoming them out with 2-3 at all... hell i am 2 turns past factory spec now and the heads are just now behind the gaurd...


shackles are more like 1.75 net lift btw
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Just buy that superlift on craigslist and call it a day.
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to bad your not closer I still have my #1 bars sitting in my attic.
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to bad your not closer I still have my #1 bars sitting in my attic.
how much do they weigh they shouldnt be too much to ship. PM me.
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I'd do #1 bars and go from there. RangerExtreme ran #1's cranked and shackles before his bodylift...he was running 33's too. He's got a build thread in the project log section of the site. Was not level...

2" chevy drop shackles netted me 1.5" of lift.




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how much do they weigh they shouldnt be too much to ship. PM me.
They are HEAVY. i'd say close to 50lbs for the two.
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yeah definitely heavy. i almost dropped them on the counter at the ford dealership when the guy handed them to me! haha. alot heavier than i expected...
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Shipping would suck for the torsion bars.

I just put #1 bars and chevy drop shackles on. Sitting at 37" at the back fender flare and ~36" at the front with 31's. I only have 2 turns in the front bars over factory adjustment and I have a cap on the rear that makes it sit a little lower than it would otherwise.

From what I remember I think it was just about 1 3/4" lift in the rear and about the same in the front. I say do it!
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