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torsion bars on gmc sierra

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by serafii, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    i wanna give my torsion bars a few extra turns for the winter but im curious as to how many turns you guys out there are giving.

    i have a 2006 reg cab long box gmc sierra 2500hd 6.6 duramax with a 7.6 fisher minute mount 2
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I would start with 3-4 equal turns. You just dont want to turn them up all the way, it might be too much for them and snap if you hit a bump or dip while driving.
  3. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    yah thats what everyone is telling me around that if they are to tight they can snap, but i gave them 5 turns and my plow still hits every little imperfection in the road and even speed bumps. i gave them another 4-5 turns which gives me between 9-10 turns total. is that asking for things to break?
  4. pusher21

    pusher21 Member
    Messages: 59

    We just gave our plow truck 8 turns each. Its a 2010 GMC 2500HD with a 6ltr and a 9'2" boss V-XT. You should be ok. We have done it before with out any problems
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You should be able to bottom out the adjusting bolts with no problem. What part are you claiming will snap? The bolt?
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    But I wouldn't suggest doing that. I also want to know what would snap, I bet it was a Ford or Dodge guy that told him somethig would snap.:drinkup:

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Is the mount hitting or what? That's a little plow. I don't turn the bars up on my trucks and don't have an issue. Just put a set of Timbrens on her.
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    How much does the truck sag when you lift the plow? And do you need to shorten your lift chain on the plow?
  9. jtslawncare

    jtslawncare Member
    Messages: 33

    I give mine 5 or 6 turns i measure it after 2 turns to make sure both sides are equal. .just make sure you dont go to many turns cause you will mess with uneven tire wear. .
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    What's a lift chain? ;)

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    With 5-6 turns you should realign.
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It's this awesome way of lifting your plow. You get instant float, and can "short chain" your plow if you have a hydraulic failure....
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Head over to your local boat dock and ask them to show you an example Dave. Should be clear from there.

    Still waiting on the pic...since this is in the pics forum. :D
  14. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    the mechanic who claimed things would snap didnt specify he just said u can really mess tings up because its too stiff but who knows what hes talking about

    the truck already has timbrens and it sags quite a bit, even with about 700lbs of weight in the bed, and i shortened the chains to the point where the a-frame touches the bottom of the mount b4 the cylinder is fully lifted.

    the main reason why i had to crank the t-bars wasnt because the plow was hitting the ground, it was because when id pull into a driveway with a slight slope, the push plates and mount would smack the floor.

    i was already aware of the uneven tire wear bu that doesnt bother me too much i change my tires every winter anyways..

    im trying to post a picture of the truck but its not letting me upload it
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  15. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    float i have that built right into my controller when i press down twice. But i dont know what hydraulic failure is sir. I plow with a Boss. xysport
  16. jtslawncare

    jtslawncare Member
    Messages: 33

    My uncle said 5-6 turns cuz it doesnt effect it that much. . We checked it at his shop:)
  17. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    My 94 is cranked up about 1.25 inches. Cant remeber how many bolt turns that is...
  18. grosser397

    grosser397 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    my 04 hd are all the way in. made my truck sit level and my 285s dont rub. if you do go all the way in its less harmful then a leveling kit. but make sure you get a alignment right away
  19. D DeSantis

    D DeSantis Member
    Messages: 60

    My mechanic jacked it about an inch on our 08gm 7.5 plow doesn't dip very much.
    hey another montrealer what part??
  20. serafii

    serafii Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    d desantis im from the lasalle area but all my work is in westount

    wat about you?