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Dealer adjusted torsion bar 2"

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by captaingreen, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. captaingreen

    captaingreen Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I took my '05 2500HD to the dealer today to have the torsion bar set up since I'll be having my Western plow installed soon. I told the dealer my plans for plowing this year and I quess thats how they do all of them. Does two inches of height seem correct, it seems this isn't what I've read in other posts on this subject. I'll be plowing commercially with a 7.5' Western Pro plow. I also plan on keeping ice melter in the back for balast. Thanks guys!
  2. Bowlerdude

    Bowlerdude Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Captain Green,

    Two Inches seems a but much although I gained about 1 and 1/2 inches. The more you gain the less travel in your suspension, and the more you gain the more stress on your ball joints and A Frames. I wouldn't go any more than 2 inches.

    I have a 7.5 Western Poly Pro plow and the 1 and 1/2 inch lift was absolutely needed. You will need about 450 pounds of ballast for that plow, if you have an Extended cab, it could be different if yours is regular cab and or long bed.

  3. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    2" is the absolute max I'd go. On my truck I'd go around an 1" maybe 1.5. 2" is the absolute max IMO

    A slight crank and some ballast and you should be fine. I may take a bit out if I were you but thats JMO
  4. ahrdscape

    ahrdscape Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Get Timbrens
  5. captaingreen

    captaingreen Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I'll be having Timbrens installed also, here in a week or so. I think I'll go back in and have them crank them down a half inch just to be on the safe side. Being as how I'm here in Missouri where that may not be as common a service as say in Chicago or Buffalo the dealer may not be educated as much as dealers in those areas. Thanks guys for the valueable info.!!!
  6. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    just curoius but why would you pay to have the dealer adjust the torsion bars?:dizzy: it took me 2 minutes to do mine.
  7. Bowlerdude

    Bowlerdude Junior Member
    Messages: 24


    I'm not all that sure of myself when it comes to working on Motor vehicles, also didn't have jacks. Lastly my truck is still under warranty a bumper to bumper for another 2 years and didn't want to possibly void that warranty.

  8. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I here ya about the warranty part. Im far from a gear head myself. theres only one nut on each side to adjust and they should be marked with stickers like mine. I was just tryin to save ya a few bucks is all.
  9. 99zr2

    99zr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    bowler, explain how it is that when you crank up on the torsion bars you loose wheel travel? More wear and tear on parts too?
    CV joints I could see but ball joints.:confused: