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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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torsion cog lift

any body done or know someone who has done a lift by replacing the cogs with ones that are supose to give you 3" of lift at factory settings.
any down side to this like stress on the ball joints like in just turning the torsions up. this is for an 05' 1500.

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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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lifting the front end from the adjusters is all well & good but it throws out the alinement and will not be nice to front end parts. the most I would expect the stock torque bars to take is about 2" above the standard height. after that reliability becomes an issue due to stress on the bars & the adjusters. I have seen some of them break on plow trucks where guys loaded the front end with a heavy blade and then cranked the adjusters to make up for it.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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i dont know anyone who's done it, i kno ppl who crank the screws in all the way and get 3" tho.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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The keys are just a fancy way of twisting the bars. Turn em in about 3/4 of the way and youll get 2.5" It will ride like a truck and wear the tires pitched if ya dont align it. Also you idler and pitman will wear faster. Same concept with the kit and without, just turn em up and save your money.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 07:53 AM   #5
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This is an easy job, but the torsion key manufacturer will recomend a toe-in adjustment when finished if I remember correctly. The new keys arn't necessary if you are only trying to get an extra inch or two. I never had any allignment work done after my new keys and my tires wear just fine, but I didn't crank them up as high as most would. I didn't nead the new keys, but I like to whaste money.
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