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Front Lifting

I was just wondering if anyone has these or have heard of them. Looking for a way to level the front and this is all i can find for my truck. its a 04 fx4
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pointless to buy those, you get the same affect from just cranking your torsion bars a little bit which happens to be free and takes all of 15 minutes, and if you use those torsion key to try to lift your truck you will put too much stress on the front end components
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Just crank your t-bars 4- 6 turns. Waste of mula.
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Just crank your t-bars 4- 6 turns. Waste of mula IMO
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Check out our How-to section. Here's a torsion bar crank instructions in there somewhere. Here's a link to another one: http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...orsionBar.html


All it takes is a floor jack, tape measure, 13mm socket, and sometimes a quick shot of wd40. Easy as pie.
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thanks for the info guys. Isnt cranking your tbars a little risky becuase it wears on your ball ends or something. i was wondering if there is any other way to lift the front a couple of inchs
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yes there is a slight risk associated with cranking the t-bars, but if you only go an inch or an inch and a half you will be fine, the torsoin keys allow you to put too much preload on the torsion bars thus making the problem even worse, much more wear will occur than if you just crank the t-bars
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i've had my tbars cranked for almost 3years now... well since ihad the truck in august of 2004.. and i havent had any problems with it.. just make sure to get ur alignment done.. and u'll have no problems at all... people always worry bout that sort of thing.. but u'll be good
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