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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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i got a 93 gmc sierra 4x4 i want to crank them a bit where are they at? havent been down there and looked but ive never had ifs and dont no what they look like or are at thanks
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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Just crawl under there- You'll know them when you see them.....
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They should be almost lined up with the back of the doors. That is where the bolts are on my blazer anyway. They require a 15mm socket to turn them. 1 full rotation of the bolt equals 1/4" of lift. I would not crank them over 1 1/2" because you will start to get really bad cv angles and wear out front end parts faster.

I can go take some pics of what the bolts look like on my blazer in a few minutes.
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will i be able to tell a diffrence at 1 1/2
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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will i be able to tell a diffrence at 1 1/2
You will if the back is higher than the front it will eliminate the rake effect.

But remember you have to get an alignment after you crank the t-bars up.

You can go as high as you want I was just giving you my opinion I've seen guys run their t-bars maxed out with no issues but I've also seen guys with just a 1 inch crank have lots of problems.

Also if you do it don't be worried if one bolt seems lower/higher than the other they are like that sometimes from the different weight loads applied to the truck.

Be sure to jack the front of the truck up first you don't want to crank on them with the suspension loaded.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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don't crank them waste of time...may look cool until you hit a bump and your front end is bouncing all over the place...and your back hurts
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don't crank them waste of time...may look cool until you hit a bump and your front end is bouncing all over the place...and your back hurts
im used to a bouncy ride my ranger rode like a dump truck lol. and i want to find some 33's for it. so i think im gonna crank them up tommarow
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im used to a bouncy ride my ranger rode like a dump truck lol. and i want to find some 33's for it. so i think im gonna crank them up tommarow
I don't think your going to get enough height to fit 33's. I could be wrong though. I think you'd be better off getting a body lift if you want to fit bigger tires or else you might get tons of rubbing issues.

Good luck either way though.
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im used to a bouncy ride my ranger rode like a dump truck lol. and i want to find some 33's for it. so i think im gonna crank them up tommarow
Don't say nobody warned you...the ifs will flex even less then normal...but good luck with the dick measuring contest and the bigger tires!
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it will ride horrible.

put a real axle under it.
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I adjusted my t-bars after I added an add-a-leaf in the rear. I think it rides fine, feels better than stock, but I like trucks to feel like trucks and not tall cars.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #12
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it will ride horrible.

put a real axle under it.
would love to but i aint got the money now.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 01:28 PM   #13
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I cranked the tbars on my 94 about an inch, and it clears 33's no problem. I drive to school 2 1/2 hours with the tbars cranked and you do feel every pothole, but you kind of just get used to it after a while.
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Back in the day I had a 94 ex-cab. I put cheap aluminum autozone lift blocks in the rear, then cranked my torsion bars until it was level.

Probably rode rougher but I didn't care.

Went out wheeling the first time, no probs. Went to the credit union, when I was walking out I noticed my shock had pulled apart. The valve came off the rod. I realized the shocks didn't have enough travel for the cranked torsion bars plus wheeling. Never noticed it because it rode rough.

Bought a set of Skyjacker shocks for 0-4" lift. Fine after that.

Just be careful.

Oh, I had 33" tire also. But I had a body lift.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 02:34 PM   #15
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you can crank it up some if your tbars arnet worn out. are you going to run the stock wheels with 33's or aftermarket? Also if your bars are worn out you can put ford f15o keys in it and that will net you about 1 inch or so. check out gmfullsize.com. theyve got tons of info on this.
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