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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 09:31 PM
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torsion bars

i have a 2-3" lift kit from rough country for my 98 z-71.
i was wondering how high i should crank the torsion bars up.
right now, i have them at the same height as the rear of the truck, measuring from top of the tire to the fender. (rear has 2 1/2 inch add-a-leaves). P.S- the bars are not maxed out yet, the bolts have about another inch before they are at max.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 10:30 PM
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Re: torsion bars

Well, the higher you crank them the more you wear front end components and the harsher the ride. I used to have mine maxed out, but I recently took them down a little. The front end parts are probably still being abused but the ride improved significantly.

Kris. '95 K1500 with lots of goodies

post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 11:16 PM
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Re: torsion bars

personally, i would leave them so teh truck sits level. also, this will keep the ride pretty good, my friend has his cranked almost all the way and its like riding in a go cart

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2000, 09:37 PM
Drew K1500
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Re: torsion bars

Yea tell me about it. My truck is a 1/2 work truck with the 3" lift and a 2" body lift with 33s. The truck has the second stiffest bars that you can get for a Chevy. (the next highest ones are for a tow truck) and it only has a 4.3 v6 in it so its pretty light up front. If I drink a Mountain Dew and then go driving down the freeway I about vomit. But thats the price you pay i guess.

G. Gordon Liddy 4 Prez!!!

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