torsion bar keys vs torsion bar cranking

Simple spindle lift better than cranking the torsion bars

Simple spindle lift better than cranking the torsion bars

2005 03 23 nbsp 0183 32 Supposedly it s simply a set of spindles that increases the chassis to wheel distance Codeman I certainly don t have enough experience to argue the point but a lot of people say cranking the torsion bars is not a good idea that just cranking up the front a mere 2 quot is adding real stress to suspension parts espessially if you re taking it offroad

cranking the torsion bars Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum

cranking the torsion bars Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum

2011 02 18 nbsp 0183 32 cranking the torsion bars Jump to Latest Follow Hey Everyone Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this months Ride of the Month Challenge 1

Minutemod Cranking the Torsion Bars 4x4Wire

Minutemod Cranking the Torsion Bars 4x4Wire

But this setup is dependent upon torsion bars to raise the arms up so a lift is not only possible but very easy to do The torsion bar as a lifting agent The torsion bar holds up the front end of the vehicle Picture from Factory Service Manual The torsion bar s job is to maintain downward pressure on the lower control arm Since the upper control arm is held parallel to the lower one

Torsion Bar Cranking Snowplow Forums

Torsion Bar Cranking Snowplow Forums

2005 01 10 nbsp 0183 32 Torsion Bar Cranking Jump to Latest Follow 1 11 of 11 Posts N NNJSnow 183 Registered Joined Nov 13 2003 183 151 Posts Discussion Starter 183 1 183 Dec 6 2004

Torsion Bar Cranking Car Forums and Automotive Chat

Torsion Bar Cranking Car Forums and Automotive Chat

2010 01 18 nbsp 0183 32 Yeah he s right the ford keys will only help you raise the front end It looks like you have a vho though which is a 2wd so you don t even have torsion bars key in the first place But if you do have a 4wd and want to raise the front end the ford part was XL3Z5B328CA and they were 19 bucks a piece and you need 2 of them

Do you need an alignment after cranking torsion bars

Do you need an alignment after cranking torsion bars

Give the truck time to settle with the addition of the bumper and the new crank Do torsion bars affect camber Raising the front end via torsion bar will produce negative camber due to the upper control arm uca swinging down and effectively pulling the top of the knuckle inward which pulls the camber negative What happens when you adjust torsion bars Adjust the

Can you crank stock torsion keys WapCar

Can you crank stock torsion keys WapCar

2021 09 03 nbsp 0183 32 You re moving the torsion bars which move the control arms which raise the front end Cranking the stock keys though without using shock extenders or longer shocks may cause them to top out which would cause the harsh ride you hear about 4 Aug 2013 Related FAQs How do you raise a car with torsion bars 2 14 5 38 Or lower the vehicle you re going

Torsion Keys ReadyLIFT

Torsion Keys ReadyLIFT

2017 06 20 nbsp 0183 32 We designed our keys to mimic the factory keys in shape and function but changed – in degrees – the hexagon hole in the key enough to where it can provide a maximum of 2 5 inches of torsion lift with the torsion key remaining in the stock position inside of the cross member The hexagon hole in the lever key fits snug to the location on the torsion bar where

Question Torsion bar and shocks or just shocks Help

Question Torsion bar and shocks or just shocks Help

2017 09 12 nbsp 0183 32 If you are going after a leveled look ur best option would be 2 or 3 inch torsion keys and crank them a 1 4 or 1 2 of the way If using stock shocks use shock extenders from oreilleys Imo id go bilstein 5100s all around for 0 2 inches of lift It wouldnt hurt to get aftermarket upper control arms either

pro s and con s of turning up torsion bars The largest

pro s and con s of turning up torsion bars The largest

2014 02 07 nbsp 0183 32 I have my torsion bars cranked in my 3 4 ton to level I had my last truck a 1500 series blazer lifted with the tbars If you re just looking to get the weight of the plow up a little then it s no big deal however if you re looking to lift the truck that way and you overcrank you may start blowing through cv axles If you really crank them you could get about 2 2 5 more inches but

Leveling kit VS jacked up keys DuramaxDiesels com

Leveling kit VS jacked up keys DuramaxDiesels com

2016 08 02 nbsp 0183 32 Knowing that leveling a truck with the torsion bar adjustment method quot cranking up the bars quot is going to be the least optimal way to fit larger tires for every mechanical part in the IFS system including the steering rack and pivot points but most optimal for a budget minded consumer who isn t doing 4x4 boosted launches down the 1 4mi or sled pulling Keep in mind

 a Post Torsion Bar Keys vs Torsion Bar Cranking

a Post Torsion Bar Keys vs Torsion Bar Cranking

How do new torsion bar keys compare to just cranking the torsion bars up to get an inch or so of lift on the front end Some say cranking the torsion bars will accelerate front end wear while keys allow the bars to keep their original tension Others say both will accelerate the wear and the replacement keys just allow you to crank the bars

cranking torsion bars 2 Cool Fishing Forum

cranking torsion bars 2 Cool Fishing Forum

2009 10 23 nbsp 0183 32 i have a 2006 chevrolet 1500 4x4 and want to level the front any pros or cons of cranking the torsion bars vs replacing the torsion keys to level it i heard

New torsion keys or crank stock ones Help Dakota

New torsion keys or crank stock ones Help Dakota

2006 07 27 nbsp 0183 32 Banned Joined Jan 2 2005 183 8 203 Posts 3 183 Jan 2 2006 In my personal opinion torsion bar keys do nothing They only allow you to crank the torsion bars more than you should thus raising the truck more The ONLY time you shoud use them is if you maxed out the torsion bars and really need to lift it more

The Truth About Lifting with Torsion Bars Diesel Place

The Truth About Lifting with Torsion Bars Diesel Place

2008 11 11 nbsp 0183 32 The newer trucks have slightly stiffer torsion bars so the keys were not rotated as far in stock form I personally had plenty of bolt to crank the suspension untill I bottomed out the stock shocks I then added shock extension and could still bottom out the upper arms on the stops I might have run out of room if I had used the cognito upper arms I was able to get

Leveling kit or crank up the torsion bars River Daves Place

Leveling kit or crank up the torsion bars River Daves Place

2015 03 29 nbsp 0183 32 One would not need to crank the torsion keys up less stress on suspension parts after installing the 1500 keys Click to expand My understanding of how torsion bars work are more preload higher setting for your a arms lower preload lower setting for your a arms regardless of what keys are used They only twist clockwise or counter clockwise not sure

What are Torsion Keys with picture

What are Torsion Keys with picture

2022 03 08 nbsp 0183 32 By indexing the torsion keys on the torsion bar the amount of lift can be altered In applications such as off road trucks some aftermarket companies offer torsion keys with different indexing positions which provide added ground clearance and more adjustment than is offered with the stock pieces Installation of the torsion keys is a minor project While raising

Lift keys vs cranking the stock torsion bars Chevy Tahoe

Lift keys vs cranking the stock torsion bars Chevy Tahoe

2009 10 13 nbsp 0183 32 Lift keys vs cranking the stock torsion bars Thread starter BigDaddy13440 Start date Oct 12 2009 Oct 12 2009 1 BigDaddy13440 Full Access Member Joined Aug 20 2009 Posts 942 Reaction score 558 Location Rome NY What s the difference Either way the torsion bar itself is taking all the stress If I want to lift the front I can get just about 2 2 1 4 quot by

torsion keys or just cranking the bars DodgeTalk Forum

torsion keys or just cranking the bars DodgeTalk Forum

2006 02 09 nbsp 0183 32 i had an xj cherokee that i lifted myself but torsion bars are really throwing me off here on my 1500 ram and i can t stand the stance and how low the front end looks i wanted to go to new tires and rims but i would like to get the largest ones i can so i

Cranking Torsion Bars vs Leveling Kit GM Truck Club Forum

Cranking Torsion Bars vs Leveling Kit GM Truck Club Forum

2010 02 17 nbsp 0183 32 Torsion key leveling kits work the same way as quot cranking quot your bars The difference is that the indexing or quot clocking quot of the new key allows the torsion bar to be adjusted more than the stock key allows Typically on 1 2 ton trucks you can only get 1 inch of lift from the stock key whereas some aftermarket keys give 3 inches

Torsion Bar Keys vs Torsion Bar Cranking Chevy Message

Torsion Bar Keys vs Torsion Bar Cranking Chevy Message

2009 02 08 nbsp 0183 32 How do new torsion bar keys compare to just cranking the torsion bars up to get an inch or so of lift on the front end Some say cranking the torsion bars will accelerate front end wear while keys allow the bars to keep their original tension Others say both will accelerate the wear and the replacement keys just allow you to crank the bars further

Is it bad to tighten your torsion bars – nanodrop org

Is it bad to tighten your torsion bars – nanodrop org

2021 05 22 nbsp 0183 32 Cranking the torsion bars up DOES change the front end geometry it does shorten the travel and makes it ride harsher and it does place the balljoints in an altered position that will lead to premature wear Do torsion keys affect ride There are a number of companies out there selling a leveling kit that consists of new torsion bar adjuster keys and claim that

Going to crank up the torsion bars need advice Chevy

Going to crank up the torsion bars need advice Chevy

2010 12 11 nbsp 0183 32 When cranking torsion bars your changing the position of them not the amount of force it takes to flex them The only thing is they say it s harder on ball joints and axles I never really noticed much difference there either and I work on the pipeline vary rough terain I don t baby the truck and I have the extra weight of a winch too The only reason to use keys is to

Give me the truth Torsion Keys vs Cranking and Shock

Give me the truth Torsion Keys vs Cranking and Shock

2011 01 05 nbsp 0183 32 So here s the deal I ordered a set of 2 quot torsion keys and been doing a lot of reading Were these a waste of money or is there a benifit to these over just cranking the torsion bars I was also told when I bought these that asa long as I did nt go more than 2 inches I would be alright with

Do torsion bars affect alignment AskingLot com

Do torsion bars affect alignment AskingLot com

2020 04 06 nbsp 0183 32 Tightening these bolts manually or with tools such as torsion keys can raise the bar and make a car or truck sit higher Do torsion keys affect ride This just is not true but cranking the torsion bars can affect other areas of the suspension system that will give a harsh ride Just cranking the torsion bars or adding the new adjusters preloads the suspension more to

How to crank torsion bars The largest community for snow

How to crank torsion bars The largest community for snow

2006 12 23 nbsp 0183 32 Follow your T bars back to where they go into the cross member there will be a 3 4 bolt sitting inside the channel of the cross member directly where the T bar goes into the torsion key Turn the bold counter clock wise in to raise clock wise out to lower

Leveling kit or crank up the torsion bars River Daves Place

Leveling kit or crank up the torsion bars River Daves Place

2015 03 29 nbsp 0183 32 11 243 Reaction score 4 007 All the quot leveling kit quot is is a set of GM 1500 torsion keys Buy a set online and save yourself some money If you crank the keys up you re likely to break a ball joint and the truck will ride like a soviet tank

How to crank the torsion bars on a ford Ranger for more lift

How to crank the torsion bars on a ford Ranger for more lift

After Cranking The Torsion Bars NOTE This Ranger also has a 3 inch body lift that is adding to the height shown in this photo Comment from forum member Elmobile This comment was in a thread about torsion keys but still applies since we re

Ford keys vs cranking the torsion bars Off Road Vehicles

Ford keys vs cranking the torsion bars Off Road Vehicles

2005 02 08 nbsp 0183 32 Ford keys vs cranking the torsion bars Jump to Latest Follow 1 3 of 3 Posts B Bungee 183 Registered Joined Feb 16 2004 183 1 Posts Discussion Starter 183 1 183 Feb 4 2005 Only show this user

Torsion bar cranking vs Ford keys 1999 2013 Silverado

Torsion bar cranking vs Ford keys 1999 2013 Silverado

2003 03 25 nbsp 0183 32 Hey all As you may know from my recent posts Im wanting to raise the front of my 02 Tahoe to level the truck some But Im still a bit confused on something here When folks talk about installing Ford keys to raise the vehicle are they ALSO cranking the torsion bars to acheive lift Specifica