2000 GMC Sierra Torsion Bar Adj
Posted March 10 2010 - 09:15 PM
I think the front sits a little too low and was hoping to just turn a wrench to level the truck out without a lift or leveling kit.
I did not check the owners manual, but will if I dont get a response, next step will be to call a local ORI dealer, but hoping you buggy drivers can help me out first.
Posted March 11 2010 - 12:37 AM
2 in the picture is the adjustment bolt for the torsion bar. Turn it clockwise (in) to raise the (z height) vehicle. Remeber that the higher you go the stiffer it gets, so you may notice its a little bumpier up front then it used to be.
Posted March 11 2010 - 08:24 AM
Posted March 11 2010 - 11:26 AM
Posted March 12 2010 - 07:45 PM
When you travel down the road and come to a spot where the front wheel will go down and extend into the dip, it goes down less.
On the other hand on a compression bump (a raised part of the road) the wheel is forced up into the fender-well. There will be more force resisting that compression.
Turning the torsion bars up or down will change front end alignment, after making adjustments you will need an alignment.
If you "lift" the front of your truck with this method, you can gain about 2-3inches. Forcing more will change the geometry in the alignment and affect tire wear. A "lift kit" to get more height costs a fair amount and takes a day to install (if you know what you are doing, and have the tools to do it) and you will need an alignment also.
Posted March 31 2010 - 08:31 AM
ei - Chevy Tahoe - has about 1' rake from the rear. so you can LEVEL the truck with just the stock keys buy turning them about a turn or two. but like previously stated this will harsh up the ride. the companies stated above (and plenty more) have a slighter degree on the key to get the extra height with less affect on the ride quality.
i have a chevy tahoe 05. with the keys im getting and spacers in the back ill be sitting 3" higher with new shocks all for the low price of under $500 and should be able to run 33x11.5 with no rub on the stock rim ...
Posted March 31 2010 - 08:17 PM
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Posted April 02 2010 - 07:43 AM
but as always to do it right new shocks are always recommended