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torsion crank??

how do you crank your torsion bar up and how much lift do you get in the end
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Search search search, then read read read...

There's a LOT of info on this on the site -- getting through it is rough sometimes because there's almost TOO much. But search torsion crank and look back over the pages that come up and you'll find everything you ever needed to know and more.
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OR -- just go over the Ranger Station, lol... (don't tell anyone, but I look over there too...oops, did I type that out loud?... )
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haha thanks...yea im just about to go and do the torsion crank so yea ill see how good it works
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I have been wanting to do this and never bothered to figure out how to do it. I wil probally do it right before I get my next alignment. Thanks for the link David!
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yea i just did it anbd it looks awsome...thanxs
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hey i got another question would crankin your torsion bars hurt your suspention in the long run?
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I wanna see before and after pics.(please).
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hey i got another question would crankin your torsion bars hurt your suspention in the long run?
how much did u crank them? i did 4.5 full cranks on mine
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i did atleast 6.5
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Yes, it causes premature failure of your torsion bars. I'm on my second set and I'm not the only one.

Probably only a problem for more extreme drivers -- but when they are ed more, they twist more at full compression than they did at their normal position. Over time, this fatigues the metal and they sag.

Also, it's supposed to be hard on balljoints -- but our trucks have a crappy balljoint system anyway.
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yea thats true...but do u think i shoud crank mine down a bit...and how much do the bars cost
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they may sag quicker like mine, i got 1.5" of lift when i cranked mine last year but now they sagged almost an inch... im wonderin how much the "1" bars are becasue they are the strongest
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If they sag that much is just a year...whats the point? is it even worth it?
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I would like to get some T-Bar's that are alot stronger. I have almost sagged about
1" and i am on me 3rd set of lower ball joint's and am about to change them again!
The cool thing if i bought the ball joint's that have a lifetime warrenty so i dont have
to buy them again!
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