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Old 11-26-2019, 06:02 AM
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Default Cranking torsions bars. Is this a bad idea ?

I put 295/65/18 tires and 18x10 wheels on my truck over the weekend . To get them to fit I had to cut the bumper valence and then I cranked the stock bars completely . Is this a bad idea ? Should I lower them and cut the inner fender instead ? Do i need shock extenders for cranking stock keys ? I have searched and some people say itís fine to crank the stock Keys. This is the way it sits
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:13 AM
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Your ride will be worse, go through front end parts more. Look up the elf mod.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:56 AM
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Your ride will be worse, go through front end parts more. Look up the elf mod.
Ya I did look into that . Just wanted to know if it would wear out parts so bad that I need to cut my sheet metal . With stock Keys cranked , do you think shock extenders are necessary ?
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:16 AM
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It will never be perfect and you’ll wear through parts a bit faster unless you upgrade them. Better tie rods, aftermarket UCAs, and a good set of 0-2” shocks and it’ll survive decently. Best way is a 4” lift turned way down.
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Id lower it back down until the tires just clear, then do the valence / fender mods....or put a lift kit on like said above. Higher front than rear just doesn't look right to me.
I have a customer on the route who cranked his bars as high as he could possibly go on his 02. It's blatant that he has horrible front geometry. It's got to ride and handle like a buck board wagen. It's been like that for years, but he doesn't seem to mind. Crazy.
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Id lower it back down until the tires just clear, then do the valence / fender mods....or put a lift kit on like said above. Higher front than rear just doesn't look right to me.
I have a customer on the route who cranked his bars as high as he could possibly go on his 02. It's blatant that he has horrible front geometry. It's got to ride and handle like a buck board wagen. It's been like that for years, but he doesn't seem to mind. Crazy.
I planned on holding off until Black Friday/cyber Monday to buy my lift . Truck just needs to get inspected tomorrow so I canít have them rubbing . Do you think this will be ok for a week or two ?
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I planned on holding off until Black Friday/cyber Monday to buy my lift . Truck just needs to get inspected tomorrow so I canít have them rubbing . Do you think this will be ok for a week or two ?
Donít do anything stupid and youíll be fine for that long.
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