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2" lift keys

I just got back from the local 4x4 shop and was looking at some new tires. The guy suggested a set of 2" leveling torsion keys and new longer shocks, which would give me the room to fit 33x12.5 on a new set of wheels.

I searched around a bit and it seems that for the most part people are against these keys.

My question is would these keys cause any more excessive wear on the suspention parts than just maxing out the torsion bar bolts?
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Basically the keys that you have when installed and the bolts are not cranked are like the stock keys cranked all the way in. So if you tighten them up with the new keys you got yes you are putting added stress on the torsion bar.
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So basically new keys at stock crank is the same as stock keys at full crank.

And the result would be no different?
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new keys at stock crank is like stock keys at full crank. You would have two inches without cranking the bolt with the new ones.
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And es it puts more stress on your suspension wearing stuff out faster.
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also you DO NOT need longer shocks for the front with a t-bar crank at all those guys are morons just proved it
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also you DO NOT need longer shocks for the front with a t-bar crank at all those guys are morons just proved it
gonk. The counter guy at the 4x4 shop just lost his commission on that sale.
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all this is true. cranking your tbars will just leave you with less down travel "droop".
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If it leaves you with a little less down travel then wouldn't it make sense to replace stock shocks with longer travel shocks in order to gain back that full flexibility or no?
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no, if you get longet shocks you will need limit straps as the CVs bind just a litte further than what the shock allow.
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