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Old December 19th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #1
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I'm gonna be putting a 6" lift on my Ram soon, torsion bar tool? do I need one? Guy I'm getting the lift say's to just use a big C clamp? Anyone do this on theirs before to advise?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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You guys are no help:tonka: I've got the bars out, now just working on one gosh darn bolt at the rear cross-member and I can start assembling the front back together

If anyone plans on doing a T-bar suspension lift, I could provide a little advice, don't do it
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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sorry I missed the first post. glad your getting along with out us
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think its done.

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Yup, it's done, I'm officially a web-wheeler now :tonka:
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Looks good! Nice truck Looks like you got lots of room for bigger tirz too
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Those are 35"s (metric) want 37"s but will definitely need gears, no hurry quite yet.

Also, note, torsion bars are quite easy to deal with actually, working with a C-clamp. Once the bolt (adjuster) is out, the torsion bars will "fall out" unless they are a little rusty, I used a rachet strap and the C-clamp to get leverage to twist the T-bar in reverse, they then came right out. I used alot of anti-sieze lubricant during re-assembly just in case.
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how's the stock gearing with the 35's ?
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Not bad, I've been driving with these wheels and tires for a year now and it's okay, gas mileage is down a couple mpg's, but still fine for power. Couple dune trips on this set up with no problems. Had the 3" body lift on it for a while, just put the suspension lift on two weeks ago.

I do have aftermarket exhaust, intake and a programmer so it's "peppier" than stock.
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