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Torsion Bar Upgrade Possible?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by stevesmowing, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing Member
    Messages: 77

    I have a 2008 2500HD Ext. Cab 4x4 diesel. Currently I have the GL torsion bars in it. The dealer is telling me the XG will only fit 01-07. Has anyone put the XG torsion bar into an 08 or newer?

    15528965-LH (code GL) (Max torque 8782)
    15528966-RH (code GL) (Max torque 8782)

    15732338-LH (code XG) (Max torque 9054)
    15732339-RH (code XG) (Max torque 9054)
     
  2. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    no but we have superkeys for your truck to help with the sag.
     
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Keys only make the front sag further. Yes the bars are still all the same. Dealer is a DA!
     
  4. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    the ones i have installed have been better than stock
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Keys will lift the truck, but do not improve/increase spring rate. Like putting a bucket under a leaky pipe.
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Bars a real great way to beef up the front end, not hard at all either. I wouldn't recommend buying from your dealer though, you will probably find a much better price at gmpartsdirect.com!
     
  7. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    do they make some for mid 90's Chevy 1500
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    88-98 1500-3500 are all the same, T-bars are interchangeable. I don't know if there were changes with the GMT800 introduced in 99.
     
  9. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks! That was my plan.

    Has anyone actually put the XG's in a truck?
     
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    I have them on mine, but the previous owner had it done. The only reason I found out was due to a comment the dealer tech made. I imagine it is a really easy job.
     
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes and they go right in.
     
  13. hdelectraglide

    hdelectraglide Member
    Messages: 62

    What comes stock on a 05 gmc 2500 duaramax?
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Most likely they'll be the "GL" bars but to be positive you'll need to check the tags on the bars themselves. If the bar tags are long gone then check the RPO decal in the glove box.
     
  15. hdelectraglide

    hdelectraglide Member
    Messages: 62

    hey thanks b&b how long did your stock bars last? Im on year 4 hauling around a 8' western and no real sag
     
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No way to know, just one of the many trucks I've done a bar swap on...most are less than a year old when they're swapped.
     
  17. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing Member
    Messages: 77

    thanks everyone! I'll be ordering a set of XG's online.
     
  18. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    oh im getting some for my 95 chevy 1500 asap
    :drinkup:
     
  19. Rangr25

    Rangr25 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    If you upgrade to the heavier torsion bar will that result in a stiffer ride or will that be the same?
     
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Generally heavier bars will have some impact on ride quality but how much depends specifically on which bars you have and which ones you're upgrading to.