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torsion bar questions

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Geary44, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    i have a 2008 dodge ram 1500 quad cab hemi and i was wondering will cranking up the torsion bars help my truck hold a plow and how many turns should i crank my torsion bars i don't want to ruin the alignment. or do you think timbrens would be enough to help with the weight of the plow? thanks for your imput
     
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Do both....each truck will be different according to the plow that is put on it. I put timbrens on my 3500 chevy and cranked the T bars all the way. This truck has a Western Wideout on it(ruffly 1000lbs) and it still sags more than i would like.
     
  3. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    i would be putting a meyer STP plow which weights roughly 700 lbs... how many cranks would i need to crank the torsion bars
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Maybe start with half way from where it is now, and full crank. And adjust it from there if you feel it needs more.
     
  5. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    ok thanks for the tips. . nice looking truck by the way
     
  6. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878


    Unless I am wrong, your truck being a 2008 has a coilover front suspension as per the timbren website itself and from a bit of google searching. If it was a 2002-2005, you would have the torsion bar front end. The do however make a timbren for your truck though.

    2006-2008 ram reg.+quad cab 1500 timbren: http://www.timbren.com/timbren-application-guides/application-pdfs/DF15004B.pdf

    2002-2005 ram 1500: http://www.timbren.com/timbren-application-guides/application-pdfs/DF15004C.pdf

    Chrysler app guide: http://www.timbren.com/timbren-application-guides/chrysler-dodge-jeep.htm
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  7. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    That's right. You can get spacers cheap that will lift the front 1.5-3 inches but they change your starting height only.
     
  8. Team ReadyLift

    Team ReadyLift Inactive
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  9. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    so just the timbrens will raise the front of my truck without the plow on ?
     
  10. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    You could level the front and add timbrens (for an extra sense of security) or just do timbrens. Its up to you. Remember though, you have the coil over front, not torsion bars.
     
  11. Geary44

    Geary44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    im sorry i meant will just adding timbrens level off the front end of my truck without the plow on it ?
     
  12. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2009