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torsion key lift kit???

does anyone know if this really works? anyone use them. i wonder if the ride would be rougher. id like to maybe get them and like a 1-2" block for the back and see if i can get more lift.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TORSI...spagenameZWDVW
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They are absolutely garbage. It has been covered a million times already and im sure you could find a lot of information about them if searched the forums.

BTW yes it would be a rough ride and youll go through ball joints and other suspension components like crazy!
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Torsion key lift. No!!!!!!! Crank you t-bars. When will people learn!
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Someone on here disagreed with me when I said that its the same as cranking the bars.
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I'm a newb here and I've seen the numerous posts on crappy T bar keys, theres plenty of posts. Don't get the keys.

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Someone on here disagreed with me when I said that its the same as cranking the bars.
Well you might be able to achieve the same lift with less crank but its basically the same thing.
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try pulling the t-bars out of the stock and rotating them a few notches then put it back together and crank em, i heard that works for some extra lift.. no personal experience though
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try pulling the t-bars out of the stock and rotating them a few notches then put it back together and crank em, i heard that works for some extra lift.. no personal experience though
I would do it just to level out the front of the truck but to keep the ride harshness down to a minimum.
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Well you might be able to achieve the same lift with less crank but its basically the same thing.
preloading the bars and re-indexing them is two different things.

i have no personal experience with keys but seems that using these will not effect torsion bar pre-load. cranking the bars will however make the ride stiffer. both will raise ride height and make suspension components ware faster.

if it was me i would crank the bars and get a set of mono-tube shocks, like monroe reflex or KYB's
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preloading the bars and re-indexing them is two different things.
I meant you end up with the same thing.
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preloading the bars and re-indexing them is two different things.

i have no personal experience with keys but seems that using these will not effect torsion bar pre-load. cranking the bars will however make the ride stiffer. both will raise ride height and make suspension components ware faster.

if it was me i would crank the bars and get a set of mono-tube shocks, like monroe reflex or KYB's


Thats what I did, I cranked up the Tbars 4 complete turns and got some good monotube shocks (KYB MonoMax's). Yeah, it rides different, I cant say thats its a good thing or a bad thing. It is stiffer, but I did that months ago and I done got used to the way it rides. Keep in mind, these are trucks, not lincoln navigators.
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Don't get the keys.

enough said
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How many cranks = how much lift? i'm curious. i'd like to lift it 1.5" in the front, curious how many times i'd have to crank it for this
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4 full cranks = 1"
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Is it bad to fully max crank the bars? Or should you just give it a couple turns on each side and let it be?
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