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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2000, 11:31 PM
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About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

Do it! You can get 2" of lift for $13. I thought that maybe this wouldn't work but I finally gave it a try. I went to Advance Auto and bought the 2" shackles for $13 then went home and put them on. Cranked up my torsion bars to about 1/8" before the bolt was screwed in all the way, carful to matchmark everything so I could undo it if it didn't work. And it worked wonders. I got a full 2" of lift on all four tires. I took it out for a test, sharp turns, over flat land, high speed, off road, and over some large bumps and it didn't grunt or groan. It behaves as if it should have been that way. I guess you are supposed to get your front end alligned after this but I already needed an allignment but after this little mod my truck drives smoother and straighter. I'm still gona get it checked out soon. I wish I had done this sooner. I'll put pictures up tomorrow. It's too dark right now.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2000, 08:23 PM
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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

It kicks ass, doesn't it? I did it too after reading it on S10-4x4.com. I couldn't believe the difference! I was confident because I just replaced the t-bar mounts and did some other front end work. I still need to get an alignment too, though. Plenty of room for 31s now! I'm also adding a 2" body lift and 32s to round out the mods. This is the single best modification you can make to these trucks, and by far the cheapest! I wish I would have taken before and after pics, I couldn't believe how much better it looked! Like a 4wd! Amazing!
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1989 S10 4x4 2" lift still 235's
1989 SBlazer 4x4 HD sus, 31x10.50x15 BFG T/A KOs

post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 06:33 PM
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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

Here is a comparison of lifted and not. The side on the left has the new shackles.

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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

Here it is all done.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2000, 03:37 PM
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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

If you use 4 wheel drive alot you better keep a close watch on you front cv's because you changed the driveline angle and it will eat them up


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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

See i told you guys about this a few weeks ago and everybody laughed at me. Its really great i've had mine up for two years now and nothing yet. O bye the way the people who don't like this my truck has 222839 miles on it now.

post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2000, 08:13 PM
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Re: About the torsion bar crank up & shackles

I did it to mine last night, looks pretty good. The only thing I dont like is that the front is just a little lower than the rear, but thats just a pesonal preference.

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