Torsion bars for front-end lift?

Shdwdrgn

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Dec 4, 2011
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I was showing a guy my new bumper today, and he mentioned that I could crank up the torsion bars to regain a little height on the front end. This is my first 4x4, so although I understand vaguely that the torsion bars are part of the suspension, I have no idea where they are, how they are adjusted, how much difference in height I can gain by adjusting them, or if this adjustment would have any negative impacts?

Please help the newbie?
 

Sparky

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We don't have torsion bars.
 

TangoBravo

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Dec 5, 2011
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Yeah that really wouldn't work as our vehicles do not have torsion bars to adjust, but even if we did have them that would just be a really stupid way to go about lifting a truck.
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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As has been pointed out, we don't use torsion bars, but if we did, it's a time-honored way to lift those trucks, just as we do with installing stiffer springs.

SuspensionMAXX (check their web site) is one of the many suppliers of modified torsion bar keys to accomplish this easily, cheaply, and safely. I wish we DID have torsion bars some days.
 

Shdwdrgn

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Dec 4, 2011
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OK, that probably explains why I haven't read about them around here before now! I think once I figure out how much weight the skid plate is going to add, I'll just get a front lift from Mark and level it out. Thanks everyone.
 

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