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Fully cranked torsion bar ride quality?

I hvae searched and found a little bit about this but here is my question:

Just how bad will the ride quality be with by tbar fully cranked and 32's put on?

and if anybody has picks of this setup i would love to see them.
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It was noticeable. When i put 33's on it helped a little bit. I should have spent the $200 for a body lift since I ended up spending $100 anyway to lift the back.
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fully cranked is gonna be worse than stock of course, but what kind of quality are you looking to keep?
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just dont max them. I cranked mine 3/4 of the way and i dont notice much any of a difference (or maybe it's i dont remember stock) But the ride quality is just fine.. especially with the bilsteins
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I maxed my t-bars, then took off the swaybars... which actually helped quite a bit
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well, yeah they are kinda rough, but it's not meant to ride like a luxury vehicle. It's supposed to be rough.
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Cranked em fully and put 265/75/r16's. The equivelent of a 31.5" tire. I got around 2.75" out of the front crank. I got some pics but they aren't the best.

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didnt see that you wanted pics. Seeing that you have a 03 edge too this is almost exactly what it will look like. I have 32.2" BFGs on there

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I <3 Sean's truck...
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Well since I have the stiffer bars (level 2), my ride quality wasn't noticeably worse, but I'd imagine if you had softer ones to start out with, that it'd be quite noticeable.
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F-bars here... I did notice a difference. I still notice it everytime my front tires go airborne. I can't imagine those #1 bars, man.
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It depends on how sagged the t-bars are. If they are newish condition.. its much harsher.. if like mine sagged a bit then its not as noticeable.
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Sean, I like you truck, I like the FX2 decals too.
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I have had my t-bars fully cranked for almost a year now. On the road the ride is nice. Off-road its a little stiff and bouncy.

I am not sure i would suggest it to someone who off-roads as much as me. It doesn't bother me but I can see how some/most people would not be happy with the ride.
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thanks a lot guys for the help...

Mr Special i love your truck...thats exactly what im going for
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heh thanks =)

where in CA do ya live?
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