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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 05:33 PM
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torsion bar keys!

Whats the deal with those torsion bar keys. I have read that they can give you 3 inches on the front, so that you can fit 33's without rubbing. But other have said that they are junk and will ruin you front end. What do you guys think? [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]
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Re: torsion bar keys!

From what I understand, they aren't worth the money. What I have been informed of is that they sound nice on paper, but you are still messing with the torsion bars and from what I hear, you're going to go through front end parts like mother and everything is going to be screwed up because of the geometry. It seems most people are in agreement that if you want 3 inches of lift, get a body lift. If you are bent on not getting a body lift, then get a 4 inch lift or else the DC 6.5". Also, you should be able to clear 285's at the stock ride height or perhaps some torsion bar cranking, just to level the front and rear. This is just what I have learned in my time on this board. A lot of people are more knowledgeable than me on this subject and will offer you a little bit better information I would imagine.
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Agreed... Tbar keys are junk. Get either a body lift or suspension lift
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Re: torsion bar keys!

they're junk...might as well crank your tbars up with the bolt and call it good.
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Re: torsion bar keys!

In theory, couldn't you just put a longer adjusting bolt in there with the stock keys, and crank the $hit out of it?

Not that thats a good idea, just a wild thought.
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in theory, yes. in reality, no. there will be so much bolt to keep tightening that the top of the key would hit the bottom of the xmember and not be able to go any farther.
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Re: torsion bar keys!

Guy brought a 98 Chevy 4x4 into the shop the other day to get a rotate and balance and an alignment. He was rolling 35"s. I assumed he had a body lift and was cutting it close at first sight... Nope! Torsion bars cranked so much that the upper control arm rested on the bumpstop mount. It was, to say the least, SICK. Don't let this happen to you. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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