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Old February 12th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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On my 95 tahoe if i was to crank the torsion bars to fit 285s will it ruin them or is it fine?thanks
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Old February 12th, 2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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On my 95 tahoe if i was to crank the torsion bars to fit 285s will it ruin them or is it fine?thanks
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front end will be stiffer.. most people dont mind.. had a friend with cranked torsion bars and 3" BL that ran 315s (35s) on his chebby..
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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Ok it will be stiffer but will the parts go bad a lot faster?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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Yes front end wear will increase.. ball joint angles get more sevre which causes them to wear out a lil quicker... as well as tie rod ends etc.. Also this will increase the wear on the bars themselves... Oh and your alignment, good luck getting that all within spec.. so your tires will more than likely wear at a tapper...
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you can put 3/4 ton torsion bars in there and not have to adjust them as much. They can be a pain to remove but they won't sag as quickly.
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Ok i dont really want the added wear on the fron end does anybody know of anyother really cheep ways to lift it so that i could run 285s. thanks a lot
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Nothing that wont throw your front suspension geometry off... the only PROPER way to lift an IFS is with drop bracketry.. and for the price of an IFS lift kit you could swap a dana 44 under the front end with leaf springs..
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I know of no reason why it would cause anything bad to happen to the otrsion bars. You will have the same weight on the same bar. Your only changing the ride height, the loading is the same.

But it can cause other things to wear faster since they're not at the optimal running condition any more.
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Nothing that wont throw your front suspension geometry off... the only PROPER way to lift an IFS is with drop bracketry.. and for the price of an IFS lift kit you could swap a dana 44 under the front end with leaf springs..
only proper way?

i say the proper way is pull off the IFS and install a straight axle :/ ..
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i say the proper way is pull off the IFS and install a straight axle :/ ..
I said "proper way to lift an IFS" Not "proper way to lift a tahoe" :tonka:
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I know of no reason why it would cause anything bad to happen to the otrsion bars. You will have the same weight on the same bar. Your only changing the ride height, the loading is the same.

But it can cause other things to wear faster since they're not at the optimal running condition any more.
it increases the stress on the torsion bars which will cause them to wear out a little faster.
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Wow i still cant figure out what to do. But thanks a lot for all the imput. If you have anymore advive keep it comming.
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i say go for it, just dont go all the way up. its the cheapist way to bring her up to height. you might want to look into a body lift. alot of people bash them but i really liked mine on my sonoma. i dont know how good of shape your body is in tho. you got a 2 or 4 door?
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Its is a 4 door that is in good shape. I will have to look over the body mounts and see what kind of shape they are in but pretty shur they are good.

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yea look at a body lift, i had a buddy with a truck like that with a body lift and it fit 285s really nice.
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Im going to have to make some decisions and see what money brings. I have found some 2 inch suspension lifts but there are almost 400 bucks. Im going to go talk to dave at cascade 4x4 and see what he says or thinks.
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I Have A '98 Gmc Ext Cab Z71. Running 285/75r16 Bfg All Terrains. No Lift Body Or Suspension. Basicly The Same Suspension As Yours. At First The Tires Just Barely Caught The Inside Of The Wheel Well (only Under Severe Bumps). Dave At Cascade 4x4 Suggested I Take A Pliers And Carefully Curl The Inside Fender Lip Up And Out Of The Way. This Helped. However I Am Paying More Attention To Not Hitting Deep Holes. Your Success Or Failure Will Depend On How You Drive. I Have Seen A Few Trucks Run 315's On Street Only Trucks With No Lift. I Would Stay Away From Cranking The Bars Up. With The Increased Maintenance You Might As Well Get A Small Suspension Lift. Hope This Helps.
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I have a 98 3/4 ton and cranked my torsion bars. I have had no parts go bad in the 40k miles ive put on it since. Take it in and get an alignment....itll help with the funny tire wear......but not eliminate it.
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I Have A '98 Gmc Ext Cab Z71. Running 285/75r16 Bfg All Terrains. No Lift Body Or Suspension. Basicly The Same Suspension As Yours. At First The Tires Just Barely Caught The Inside Of The Wheel Well (only Under Severe Bumps). Dave At Cascade 4x4 Suggested I Take A Pliers And Carefully Curl The Inside Fender Lip Up And Out Of The Way. This Helped. However I Am Paying More Attention To Not Hitting Deep Holes. Your Success Or Failure Will Depend On How You Drive. I Have Seen A Few Trucks Run 315's On Street Only Trucks With No Lift. I Would Stay Away From Cranking The Bars Up. With The Increased Maintenance You Might As Well Get A Small Suspension Lift. Hope This Helps.

I no two other guys that are running 285/75r16 with out a lift also, but it seemed like there trucks sat higher when they put them on that mine does now, i would like to try and put a set on there before i go and by any.

R u running stock or aftermarket rims becuase i wonder if the back spacing will make a difference too? thanks for the info
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