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Torsion Bar Question!!!

We cranked my torsion bars 2" to keep the tires from rubbing. I am getting it aligned tomorrow. Will this have any affect on tire wear or anything in the long run?

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In the long run, yes.. the more you drive, the more the wear will be.. its causing it to suck in so the wear pattern will be different. If your getting it aligned, then it wont be bad to driv elike that for a few days.. so you should be good.
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it also does a number on your ball joints over time.
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You obviously didnt search....



lower balljoint wearage faster.
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We cranked em about 1 3/4". Will this affect tire wear or ball joint wear even with the alignment done.
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yah but not as much as a 2 inch
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dang well hope they dont wear too bad
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They won't. I went cranked for 3 years on used tires and stock joints. lowers were shot at 80k, and i replaced both upper and lower when i did my superlift.
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mine just started cracking and thats after about a solid year of muddin. going to replace them pretty soon...

tires will be fine for a few days. the alignment should straighten out the wear issues if its really off.
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it depends on how hard you drive it to
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if you get an alignment, cranking the torsion bars shouldnt hurt the tires at all, right?

i know its hard on ball joints, but the alignment should take care of the tire wear issue... i think
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i dont do any extreme muddin or offroadin. maybe once a month if that
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honestly unless you buy an alignment camber kit yes your tires will wear different. Even with the alignment the inside of your front tires will wear faster. Now is it an extreme difference...no, but they will wear differently. I recomend the alignment kit from summit.
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yeah jake your tires will wear more on the out side but it will take a while
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Buy a alignment cam kit.
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when i took mine to get align, it was still in spec. It only cost my 10 bucks to check it. I havent had any issue with 8,000 miles on my tires or ball joints yet. I run 33's
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so even after having the camber adjusted during an alignment, cranking the t bars will still cause uneven tire wear? i dont see how thats possible!
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Its dependent upon the truck. half the time when shops align it they never get it back perfectly inline, just close. Some trucks can get back to perfect stock alignment specs but some cant with out the kit.
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Well, i went to a shop that only does alignments after I lifted my truck, I hope they did it right cause I cant afford new tires every year or so!
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They didnt have any problems when they aligned mine the other day. We didnt mess with them much just 1 3/4" i will continue to monitor my tire wear closely
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