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reindexed torsion bar keys

i found these torsion bar keys on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWA%3AVRI

would installing these be the same as cranking up the torsion bars? and after installing these would you still have the 3" of adjustment? could you you install these and still crank your torsion bars up like another 1.5" or would that too much?

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No. Bad! Terrible idea!

It is the same effect as having your bars cranked up, yes. I would NOT crank them up any more past that. That's just ASKING for **** to start falling apart. You'll tear your balljoints to pieces and get a terrible ride. Fact of the matter is that you just can't get that much out of torsion bars.
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I thought it was the same thing. Well there goes the thoughts of a cheapo lift. Thanks for the info. I'll probably just level it off with a torsion crank and get some new rims and a set of 265/75/r16's for it (maybe by mid summer).
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if you want a cheapo lift go with a body lift
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Edge...4x4...your screwed! LOL!! No cheap lift for either one. Other than AALs and Torsion Crank.

BOB and KRIS from Jusnes Modified have a Spindle kit for 700 shipped.
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yeah i know. i've just never been a fan of body lifts.
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No. Bad! Terrible idea!

It is the same effect as having your bars cranked up, yes. I would NOT crank them up any more past that. That's just ASKING for **** to start falling apart. You'll tear your balljoints to pieces and get a terrible ride. Fact of the matter is that you just can't get that much out of torsion bars.
I know, with my spindles and a good amount of squeeze on the torsion bolts, my upper control arms would be resting on the frame, at full downward travel if I put anymore tension on it..
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damn i was thinking about getting them to level out my truck, i was told by a sus guy at work that the truck would be alright if i got them for my truck and put them on!
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I was told they will let you get another 1.5 inches past fully cranking your T-bars. i don't have them but I have been thinking about it.

I have had my T-bars cranked up since July and I have not seen any major ball joint wear. I have not broken any CV's or axels or anything like that. The ride would not be super pleasent for a DD but its not terrible either.
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1. I think they are a bad idea, because they will have the same negative effects of a crank
2. They are overpriced anyway
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