Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Chevy Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Thread Tools
Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:29 PM   #1
AKA Patrick just because
backdraft's Avatar
Join Date: 02-05-06
Location: Saginaw,Mi
Posts: 440
iTrader: (2)
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.

thanks in advance
backdraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:57 PM   #2
Buy a Fiat! Save the UAW!
Yetti's Avatar
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: 20 minutes south of Hell...
Posts: 14,382
iTrader: (10)
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.
Yetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:57 PM   #3
In the band!
Join Date: 03-30-06
Location: waterford michigan
Posts: 3,678
iTrader: (29)
Send a message via AIM to 88mudder Send a message via Skype™ to 88mudder
i dont know anyone who's done it, i kno ppl who crank the screws in all the way and get 3" tho.
88mudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2006, 10:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
GetItOffroadGMC's Avatar
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Davisburg, MI
Posts: 630
iTrader: (2)
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.
GetItOffroadGMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2007, 07:53 AM   #5
cracker$'s Avatar
Join Date: 11-15-05
Location: Springfield Twp, Mi 48350
Posts: 632
iTrader: (9)
This is an easy job, but the torsion key manufacturer will recomend a toe-in adjustment when finished if I remember correctly. The new keys arn't necessary if you are only trying to get an extra inch or two. I never had any allignment work done after my new keys and my tires wear just fine, but I didn't crank them up as high as most would. I didn't nead the new keys, but I like to whaste money.
cracker$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Chevy Tech
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.06195 seconds with 20 queries