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How Much Lift for a Sierra

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by RathTR, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. RathTR

    RathTR Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Howdy Folks,
    Well, its almost snow season here so I figure it's time to quit procrastinating and get my truck in shape for the season. I have an '08 Sierra 1500 crew that I mounted a Western ultra mount to last year. I would like to take the rake out of the truck profile especially when the plow is on. How much lift should I add, and should I just add to the front or rear also?

    Todd
     
  2. d&r

    d&r Member
    Messages: 99

    Why don't you just adjust the stance at the torsion bars?
     
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Yeah, crank up them torsion bars.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Torsion bars on a half ton GMT 900.

    Seems like we've discussed this before......
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    How do you do that?
     
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Locate the bolt under the cab that is connected to your torsion bars( follow them back, you'll see a box type thing with a bolt sticking out). Turn those in an equal amounting turns each side, until there is about 1/8" of thread still showing on the bolt. Should give you about 2-4" if your lucky
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Thanks, but I know how to do Tbars on a 88-06 1500 GMC, in fact I'd suggest getting an alignment if you pre-load them as much as you recommend.

    I'm wondering about how you do it to a 08 1500 GMC??? The GMT900 (07-13)???
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    They don't have torsion bars after 07
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I think you have to jack the front end up. Put a couple wood wedges in between the spring coils then let it back down
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Really, how well does it work?
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Do you need to use a certain brand of wood?
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    It works great. Rides even better.
     
  13. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Yellawood pressure treated to resist rotting
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The firewood was green when it was delivered in the spring. Looks gray now. I guess that won't work.