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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 09:10 AM
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Torsion bar wear?

I've got a 97 K1500, 6" lift and 35" tires. I only have 41k miles on the truck. I was looking at the front of the truck and noticed it wasn't sitting level. Took out the tape measure and measured from the garage floor to the frame and sure enough, one side is sitting 1" lower than the other. Look at the torsion bar adjusters and they are set the same - top of bolt level with the bottom of the cross member. I had to turn the adjuster nut about 2 turns to get the right side to go up 3/4". Also, the cv shafts are at the same angle.

Is this normal for the torsion bars to get "weak"? I've had the lift in for about 25k miles and haven't had any problems. I haven't even done any hard off-roading with it.

So, do I go with new Rancho bars or GM 3/4 ton bars?
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Re: Torsion bar wear?

the bolts on mine aren't in the same place either one is in a little more than the other... just figured it was normal. hasn't caused any problems.
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yeah, its normal for them to lose their spring rate. just like any other spring. you can get new bars if you want, just depending on which ones you want. i think any pair you look at, you're looking $1-200 for the pair. someone correct me if i got that figure wrong.
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Shorts, I seem to remember a while back that you were looking into getting 3/4 ton torsion bars. What ever happened with that?
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i didn't upgrade bars because as it is, I can still go higher on these. the problem with that is, I already have too much room [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] i know i know, how sad [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] so, that means upgrade the tires...but, I don't wanna do that (what the heck is wrong with you!??!?) because I don't have the gears for it yet. and i'm at the limit of my 342s [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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