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torsion crank

hey guys...im supposed to ask..my buddy turn his torsion bars up on his truck...on the drivers side he was only able to get 3/4 of a full turn out of the bolt...on the passenger side he has probably about 3/4 of an inch on thread for the bolt you tighten up...i was supposed to ask..can he put in a longer bolt on a drivers side so he can crank the truck up and get a full 2'' out of it..the truck appeared to be stock..no torsion crank from the dealership...also if he does do this...will the torsion key fall out? if he takes the bolt out to put a longer one in? what will happen? the drivers side will be really low until he tightens it back up? Thanks for the help guys! any pros/cons would help him out.
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He shouldnt need to put a larger bolt in them. try jacking the truck off the ground. Only turn them 4 turns.


Was it bought used? them might already be cranked
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his bars might be sagging from use/age too... they are pretty cheap to replace with stronger ones from a LII
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his driverside bolt is bottomed out.....the passenger side has about 3/4 of an inch of threads...he cranked the driverside and was only able to get 1/2 of lift...his truck is also an 04...bought new...they DID NOT CRANK THE T-BARS FROM THE DEALERSHIP and he did jack the truck up...u supposed to leave the t-bar settle or something before u crank them up?? cuz i just jacked my truck up and cranked mine with no problems i was only able to get a 1 1/2 inches out of my truck..his is being GAY...and thats why he wanted me to ask if he could just put in a longer bolt on the driverside so he can turn the passenger side bolt in 3 1/2 more turns...and just match that with the driverside new bolt if its possible. thanks guys! with my truck when i did the torsion crank..i was pretty much able to get my truck to sit level

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i have my old ones from b4 the RCD lift if he needs them
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he turned them WAY too much. 4 turns no more!
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i did 8...
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ok let me explain this again.......... ON THE DRIVERSIDE BOLT he on had enough thread to do 1/2 of a turn on the wrench....they were never cranked before! ON THE PASSENGER SIDE he has 3/4 of an inch of threads..thats why we ask if we can put in a new bolt on the driverside so he can get 2'' of lift on the torsion bars...but we cant cuz the driverside bolt is burried! .....due to tension on bars? driverside weaker? so is it possible to put in a new bolt YES OR NO? or will it F******* stuff up? only able to get 1/2 inch of lift due to driverside bolt....0 threads remain on that bolt...i cannont be much more clearer on this discription
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no on the new bolt.

sounds like someone cranked them already

has he had it aligned? cranking the T bars is part of the alignment process just depends what it needs.
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