Glad to hear it. I know Ive bugged the sway-a-way people at contingency many times but was always told there was not enough interest. Well now hopefully there is enough interest. I will buy some (unless I go to coil-overs!!!!!!)
The bars are made of a better material and generally a better spring rate. They are also thicker.
They will be twisted up tighter, giving you "lift", but it is the same as putting your stock torsions up. The difference is in the spring rate. The thicker, better, torsion bars will help you by not bottoming out.
If you want a real "lift" then you must go with a kit from Trailmaster, etc. These kits give you a new a-arm and a front differential drop bracket. The rest is in torsion bar cranking.
To get a true "lift" you'll need to fab out some longer a-arms, better torsion, and really good shocks or a coil-over idea. But you're talking about some major cu$tom work there with an emphasis on $!
I am running the first gen. of these bars and they work just fine.. They do give a good amount of lift and are totally adjustable because of the splined end the adjuster arm goes on.. They are a little thicker than the stock bars but not as much as the HD GM bars.. The second gen. that SAW is thinking of making (talked to them 6 months ago too) will have a smaller splined and with a sleeve on the inside and hex on the outside to use your stock adjuster arm to reduce their cost.. Be the same price for you tho.. Still have not hear of them starting this tho.. I do know of a contact that has the first gen. in stock right now.. E me back channel and I can give the info..
How do you like the rough ride?? I had them for a while and my kidneys could not take it anymore offroading.. Got the SAW's and love them plus I get to use ALL the suspension.. I have them FOR SALE!!!!!! Make an offer.. Great for a heavy bumper or plow..