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alright i know i can get around 2 inces from cranking the torsion bars but everyone tells me to stay away from it b/c its harder on your truck. is their anything besides that to get some more articulation
 

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Cranking teh torsion bars will get you more lift, but will reduce your articulation (overall travel that is) becuase you are making the suspension stiffer.

A real lift kit is the only way to get slightly more articulation and lift together with IFS
 

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look into a quick disco kit for your sway bar. that will give you the ability to stay safe on the roads and give you the most articulation your truck has off road. i saw that on a s10 and it helped quite a bit.
 

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AS FAR AS THE REAR ,MY BUDDY DRIVES A '86 SILVERADO 1 TON. HE USED A SLIGHTLY LONGER TOP LEAF SPRING AND HAD HIS UNCLE BEND IT TO A DEEOER ANGLE AND GOT AN INCH OR SO OUT OF IT. HE'LL BE IN HOLLISTER 15-17. GIVE HIM A SHOUT IF YOUR GOING.
 

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By cranking on the torsion bars, you arent making the suspension stiffer. you are only raising the point that it sits at. teh only way to make a torsion bar suspension stiffer is to change to a larger bar. yes you will lose articulation, but that is only because you are extending the suspension. you are making it closer to the bump stops. you will have awesome "up" travel, but nothing for the "down". the spring rate of the bars are set by the manufacturer. cranking on the bolts is like adding a coil spacer. just lifting the point that it sits at.
 

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You want articulation? Torch out the IFS and swap in a straight axle. IFS does not articulate.

You have to bite the bullet and install a lift. Cranking the torsion bars is just a hacker way of doing it. You lose downtravel, screw up the alignment, and it makes the ride stiffer.



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alright ass clown you know i am....just wanted to see my options after that. i would love to get a straight front axle but at my age you cant really afford that sort of work
 

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ok so go buy a suspension lift and you never gonna do ne thing after that...and where is 79W-40 dude he edits all my stuff out wheres the ( censored due to bad language) crap in here????
 

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even a suspension lift wont buy you much articulation.you have to remeber when the suspension rebounds after the bump that there is a lot of stress on you cv shafts.there is a kit that replaces the shafts and has a external spline that keeps you from pulling the shaft apart.

for real articulation use a straight axle.im not sure if you truck has coils spring pockets up front like a 2wheel drive but if it does a ford 73-79 is dam near a bolt in deal.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I have an IFS chevy with a 3 inch body lift and 33/12.5 tires, and I just want a bit more lift. I'm only 17, still in school, and can barely afford gas, haha. so a big 6" suspension lift isn't really an option. However, I've decided that biting the bullet is the thing to do. Don't bother with trying to play around with your torsion bars, it'll just brink you more problems and you won't be content. Superlift offers a 2.5 inch lift for the front only($433), Skyjacker offers a 2" lift ($299), and Rough Country has a 2-3" lift too($610). Rancho also makes a 2-3" lift for about $800. Good luck
 

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As far as cranking up the torson bars the ride did get worse but mainly when the truck hits a dip because you have no down travel. A friend of mine bought the rancho 2-3" kit and hates it. It puts extreme angles on your lower control arms and steering components and if your torson bars have got weaker over the years you may not be able to get the full 3" out of the kit. Every 4x4 shop I have talked to says that the 2-3" kits are inferior. Crank up your bars and save your money for a real suspension lift that drops you lower control arms.
 

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On 2002-02-06 07:47, got mud ? wrote:
look into a quick disco kit for your sway bar. that will give you the ability to stay safe on the roads and give you the most articulation your truck has off road. i saw that on a s10 and it helped quite a bit.

Where can I find one??????
 

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haha wow this was a really old post. nah im not gonna do it. this summer ill most likely be putting on the 6.5" dick cepek series II kit
 

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LOL to funny, I didnt know how long ago this post was first done until you said something about it and I actually looked at the dates Geez February??? LOL :eyecrazy:
 

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you can get 3 inches out of your t/bars. I would only recommend cranking 2 inches though. :bigthumb: this is what i did to my 90'Z-71 and i don't have any problem on or off-road not considering the rougher ride but even if you get a suspension lift it will still be rough. :confused2:
 

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hey man thanks for the info and all but this post is REALLY REALLY old. ill be getting the 6" RCD lift in a couple of months
 
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