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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2001, 11:38 PM
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crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

Hey when I get my truck back i'm gonna crank up the Tbars a little. What do I do to the back to compensate a little??

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

get a 1" ada leaf, AJM likes the zero rate leafs that give you about an inch of lift.

but you can probably go to anytire shop and pic a set up for 50 bucks or so and theyll also give you about 1" and increase your load careing capcity too, and may make your truck ride just a nough rougher to notice,

sometime this week Im throwing a set of 3/4 ton leafs with overloads on mine, I should gain a lot of load capcity and 1" of lift since 3/4 ton leafs have one more leaf than my 6lug 3/4.

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

Does your truck sit nose low right now? Our trucks came from the factory that way, so if it sits level now, I'd think someone has already cranked the torsions a little. You might want to check on that.

Still, if your truck is a little bit high on the front, I like the http://www.OffRoadDesign.com 1" zero rate add a leaves that I have. You can read a write up and install at http://www.coloradok5.com/ordaddaleafreview.shtml about them. Good stuff. 1" of height gain with none of the side affects of an old fashioned add a leaf. Doesn't up your load rating any, but your ride and flex stay the same.

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

Tightening your torsion effects your allignment. If your not worried about screwing with the camber then go for it. You will cause premature wear on the outside edges of your tires and your steering wont act the same. Many guys talk about doing this but it doesn't make sense.
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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

Park it facing down hill.

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

crankin the t-bars 1" isnt gonna hutr anything.Im interested in what AJMBLAZER was saying .I need a little lift in the rear also.

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

the tires will tilt in at the top wearing the inside edge,

1/2" of lift wont affect things a hole lot but any more and you can see the dif in camber, at least I can

And no cranking the t-bars wont wear the outside edge of the tire it will wear the inside edge. lowering the bars to much would wear the outside edge, I guess thats kinda trivial thought either way it will wear prematruley.

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

kid, i'm going to have to disagree with you on that [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img] cranking the bars too much will make the tires sit like this ----> \''''/

...the bottom of the tires are pointed in...

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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

no, the the tires are in like this: /\ when you crank the torsion bars, and like this: \/ when you lower them. if you were to go do this right now to your truck, that is what it would look like. not trying to show you up or anything, its just that i am always lowering and raising the front end because of my stupid 2"-3" rough country lift.


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Re: crank up t-bars....what about the rear?

no way.... they're the way I SAID IT! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

mine when 'bottom in' when i cranked them up....so, beats me...maybe mines broken???? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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