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Suspension questions for my new 2010 4X4

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Since I have my 2010 4X4 on order, I have some questions after reading the sticky's here:

If I put 265/75R15 BFG All Terrain T/A's on my stock 15" wheels, and want to level out the truck, I can turn the torsion bolts clockwise approximately 4 turns and get it where it is level. Ok, so I run the risk of 1. Wearing out my ball joints fast and 2. weakening my torsion bars, thus making them sag. Since the reason I have for leveling it out and changing the tires is for looks only, since I do NO off road driving, will the torsion bars still sag? Is the sag basically fatigue from heavy off road use?

Do I really need #1 torsion bars?

You turn the torsion bars in 4 turns....isn't that the adjsutment they use to align the front wheels? If I turn mine in, and then get it re-aligned, aren't they going to jsut back them back out? Since turning the bolts in, pushes the top of the tire out, causing the wheel to have positive camber.....I'm confused. How can I turn the bolts in, raise the height, and get it re-aligned without them un-screwing the bolts?

Ball joint premature wear, uneven tire wear, and sagging (bent) torsion bars, are my 3 main concerns....and the speedo being off after changing the tires are my major concerns.

Can anone shine some light on this for me?

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They do not adjust the torsion bars to align the truck. Turning it a few turns to level it will not cause a huge increase in wear or wear out the torsion bars, especially with a new truck. Yes your speedo will be off but not by much, 265s aren't a huge increase from the stock size.
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whats the specs on the truck order?
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First thing you should do is get a set of 07 and older torsion keys put in it. You'll gain about 1.5" with the same adjustment preload on the bars. Search "Prekey mod". On top of that you can crank the bars some more for more clearence.

Don't worry about your bars.....it's a brand new truck! My B bars didn't start sagging til I hit around 60,000 miles.

The torsion key adjustment bolts are to adjust ride height....not used for aligning the truck.

Speedo won't be off much....figure out the percentage difference between your stock and your new size, then figure it out from there.

There also won't be much(if any) additional wear on components. Shoot...I don't see much additional wear with heavy 35x12.50 tire sand heavy 15x10 wheels.
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whats the specs on the truck order?
Base XLT 4X4 with the H/D spring option (comes with Rancho shocks).

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