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Torsion Bolt Size???

Anybody know off hand what the bolt size, length, and thread count is on the torsion bar bolts?

I'm maxed out on the drivers side with lots of room to spare, need another inch or so.
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It's not really a good idea to crank the torsions PAST their max by adding a longer bolt. You'd be accentuating the problems that are already associated with cranking the t-bars.
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Problems will be coming........if you're wanting more than 2"......better start looking for a superlift.
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I'm thinkin' if I go w/ the next level torsion bar I'll be good to go. Just installed rear leaf springs since posting this and while I was under there I realized there really isn't enough room for a longer bolt clearance wise.

I know I haven't gotten 2" outta the driver side...no way.
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The bolts have different amounts that they stick out on each side because the weight of the vehicle isn't the same from side to side. I still won't recommend cranking your bars past where the max of the stock bolts. I don't think upping the torsion bars will help you in that goal either. Getting the new torsions is not a bad idea, but it won't do what you're wanting it to do. New torsion bars won't give you anymore "lift"
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They might if he gets the FX4 LVLII bars, don't those trucks sit the highest from the factory with room to spare on the bars??
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New t-bars won't give you any lift over your old ones unless your old ones are sagging. New bars will only give you a higher spring rate. Like the other guys said though, its not a good idea to lift your vehicle that much by "manipulating" the torsion bars. You go past about 2" with a t-bar crank and you'll be putting your tie rod ends and upper balljoints in a bind, and when your balljoints are binded they will wear out very quickly.
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I don't think upping the torsion bars will help you in that goal either. Getting the new torsions is not a bad idea, but it won't do what you're wanting it to do. New torsion bars won't give you anymore "lift"
Sure they will.
They are a stiffer spring and therefor require less preload to achieve the same amount of lift.

This is the 4th truck I've done torsion crank on, one I put sway away bars (Sway away brand torsion bars)on and got almost three inches with changing the upper control arm...Which, by the way...why don't any lift comanies offer the upper arm only for rangers??
You can juice another 1.5 just by putting a tube arm up there.

The CV's can handle huge travel (in most trucks, anyway)...
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. You go past about 2" with a t-bar crank and you'll be putting your tie rod ends and upper balljoints in a bind, and when your balljoints are binded they will wear out very quickly.
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