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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 02:13 PM
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T-Bar lift?

How do you go about puting a suspension lift on truck w/ torsion bars? Buy new bars? Something else?
I just bought the truck, never owned 1 w/ T-bars.
Still need help w/4.3 backfire!

Thanks, Russ

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Re: T-Bar lift?

If you mean cranking the bars for some aditional lift then you just crawl under the truck with (I think a 3/4 socket) and long ratchet and start cranking. Follow the T-bars back to their cams which are located in a crossmember, and on the bottom of the crossmember ate the bolts you need to turn. This only safely gives you about an inch of lift. you should do a search on this to see everyones opinions on this practice. If you want to lift it for the purpose of more ground clearance and bigger tires then you have 4 options. 1. a body lift($100 to $150) 2. suspension lift ($500 or less for 2"-3")($1000 or more for a 4" to 9.5") 3. Solid axle swap (can spend $2000 or more) click here for more info 4. any combination of the above. Here are some links to some lift kits.

Hill 4 wheel drive
Rancho
Rocky Mtn. Sus.
Desert Rat
BDS (best warranty!)

That should be enough to get you started.


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