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turns of the T bars?? 40 to many??

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by andrewlawnrangr, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    my neighbor got a 2007 or 8 chevy 2500hd diesel with an allision.. he went to his mechanic and got the t bars turned 40 times... what is going to happen? ... he is goin to install a plow i think an 8 footer.???

    thanks all
  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I didn't know you could do 40 turns, I always figured it was only a few cranks.
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    40 turns?????!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive usually only heard of 5-8 cranks at best!!! Maybe he knows something I dont? Please elaborate on this a little if you could, maybe even take a few pics. Sounds like he is in for a serious front end meltdown!!!
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    even if thay are on the bottom and you start from there you will not get 40 full turns.

    and try riding on full bump stop all day it sucks big time. its a bad idea.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2007
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is he sure that the mechanic said 40 and not 4?
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    The tb's are exactly the same as the old style and I havn't counted the threads but I would say 12-15 at max.
  7. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Even if he changes the torsion keys I still don't think it is close to do anywhere near 40.
  8. MStine315

    MStine315 Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Maybe by 40 turns he means 40 ratchets?? Which would be, what?, 6, 7 turns? A turn to me is a full rotation on the head of the bolt, right?
  9. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    40 turns would be 10 inches of lift in the front...so unless his truck looks like a motorboat at full throttle he didn't get his bars cranked 40 turns.

    For an 8' plow on the front of a duramax/allison 250HD he should have to do exactyl nothing to the torsion bars,..but about 4-6 full turns of the bolts will level out the ride height.
  10. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    You've totally tightened the T-Bar bolts well before you've reached 40 turns. That is hilarious.
  11. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    it wasnt me who did it........ i was talking to him again and he said the mechanic said he could have went 20 more times... im thinking hes and idiot as well as the mech. the front of the truck is actually higher than the back. oh well not my truck ...