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how can i lift my 03 2500 2 inches

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by arcticzl, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. arcticzl

    arcticzl Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    i would like to raise my 03 2500 4x4 about 2 inches inexpesivly .any ideas would be apreciated:confused:
     
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Cheepest way to get a little extra lift would be to crank up the torsion bars a few turns (search: torsion bar adjustment) thats free. Also concider installing some Timberlins, exelent results for the cost. If your looking to raise it even further then the only option would be a lift kit & larger tires but then your looking at quite a few pennys.

    I assume it's becasue your truck sits so low w/ the plow on. So start with the torsion bars for a quick fix, then order the load boosters.
     
  3. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    Yes. Twist the bars a few turns. Makes sure not to raise more then 2 inch. More than that will cause your front end not to have any room for movememnt and through your tires out of alignment. In the back end go to a good spring shop and have them add 2 help leafs. This should cost less than $200. I've done this 3 years ago... It's been great!
     
  4. arcticzl

    arcticzl Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    western plow?

    i have a 03 western plow unimount. it was on my 03 truck and the plow shop had to cut my valance for instalation.Now western has come up with a plow mount that goes under the valance without cuting any thing. i asked the plow shop if i could put these on my 05 and still use my o3 plow.they said yes but i would have to bring the plow in so they can reconfigure the plow. i see no adjustment on the plow, any idea what they are talking about ,i want to do this at home ,id rather not load this thing in my truck if i dont have to,im trying to save a little $ for gas
     
  5. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    ARCIC.............To raise your truck..............

    Mark torsion bar bolts and crossmember for reference.
    (in case you mess up)

    Jack up front of truck some to take the weight off.
    (easier to turn bolts)

    Use 18 mm socket and turn bolt heads clockwise to raise
    counterclock wise to lower.

    About 5-6 turns should get ya 1-2 inch lift.
    No alignment should be necessary............

    note: Bolts MAY BE uneven or turned in or out uneven
    before or after you start and yes they are supposed to be
    cockeyed too........................geo
     
  6. TRUE TURF LAWN

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    :waving: just rais the torsion bars that works the best.
     
  7. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 417

    See my reply in this post for an explanation of the ultra mount adjusting procedure.

    If you own a tape measure and a couple of hand tools you can reconfigure the plow yourself.
     
  8. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    If you want to raise the front ther Right way Get some new torsin keys so it will level it out. If you just crank the bars anyway make sure you get your truck alined or your tires will go to **** fast.
     
  9. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

  10. coachglynn

    coachglynn Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Tim, Have you used this kit?
     
  11. tim975

    tim975 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Hey coachglynn, no I haven't used that setup yet, I will probably get it when the front end needs rebuilding on my truck. I like the fact that their upper control arms include the "bolt in" upper ball joints.