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Sagging front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by z71offroad, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. z71offroad

    z71offroad Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    The more I look at my truck the lower the front end seems to be getting. I don't plow, just daily driver/toy hauler/occasional off roader. Now I do hear that GM does set the trucks up with the front end lower. Is that on their newer trucks or on all the IFS trucks? It really looks like crap (to me). Do torsion bars fatigue or require torquing over time?

    Thanks.

    '94 1500 4x4
    100k miles
     
  2. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    yeah, they do sag

    i've got an 02 3500 dually that i carry a plow on and after two years i thought it was a little low and checked the specs on it and it was about 2 inches too low so we cranked the torsion bars all the way up on it to get the bumber back to new spec height. good luck, rob
     
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    It also kinda depends on how stiff your Tbars are too to begin with. I have not seen any real sag with mine on my 1 ton.
     
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    torsion bars can become weak over time. On your truck you could probably look into GM's heavy duty version. But, don't get too carried away. The more you crank them up the less wheel travel you have when going over bumps, holes, etc. This will cause shock, break shocks, rough ride, etc.