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T-bars

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JDWalkbehind, May 13, 2009.

  1. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Ok my friend just got a 93? i think. 1500 reg cab long bed with a 7.5western an the front sags a ton. he wanted/needs something to raise the front, all the chevy people here talk about t-bars i don't really know anything about them so heres a few questions would his truck already have T-bars on it? Are they just shocks that are adjustable? Ok lets start with that any help would be great like i said i don't know anything about them. thanks in advance
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Or if he is planning on keeping the truck for awhile and it is going to be a real work truck then you can buy a set of higher load range T-bars to replace the more than likely worn out ones that are in there now.
     
  4. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Ok well thanks i'll have to check them out where would the adjustment for them be at if i can still be adjusted? If anyone has a pic that would help a ton.thanks again
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The truck has T-bars, they support the weight of the frontend. They are independent of the shocks. If you look under the truck, they are basically a steel (spring steel) rod that runs from the lower control arm straight back to the transmission crossmember. In the crossmember is a "pork chop" that twists the T-bar to hold up the front. There is an adjustment bolt in the porkchop. You can turn it clockwise to raise the height of the truck. I believe it is an 18mm hex. Long breaker bar or impact gun. If you don't have any more adjustment left, you can put in heavier T-bars, like from a 3/4 ton, or add Timbrens. Do some searching here and you will find a ton of info.