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#16 mikystyle

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:51 PM

Thanks, I'll proably be picken a kit up soon. Did you upgrade to the 33" tires after? If so they rub still?
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:42 PM

Thanks, I'll proably be picken a kit up soon. Did you upgrade to the 33" tires after? If so they rub still?


I haven't upgraded my tires yet, the old ones still have good tread on them. But several others on this forum say they have and that there's no problem.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:59 PM

Nice, thanks for your help
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:47 AM

Is this lvl kit just keys ? If so wouldn't it be cheaper to use ford keys ?

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:19 AM

i just cranked the front, and i fit 33's (285/70/17) just fine. my uncle got the leveling kit and he fits 305's no problem (his is an '01 z71) and my uncle did the same as him and he fits 315's on his gmc 2500 without a problem.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:17 AM

Is this lvl kit just keys ? If so wouldn't it be cheaper to use ford keys ?

Yes, it's just keys. I didn't know you could use the ford keys until after I had bought my leveling kit.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:25 PM

I need to raise the front of my 1962 c10 1.5" or 2" . Can i adjust my torsion bar to fix this ?

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:35 PM

I need to raise the front of my 1962 c10 1.5" or 2" . Can i adjust my torsion bar to fix this ?

You don't really need to recycle a 4 year old thread, it's okay to make a new one. :)

That said, your truck should have coils, not t-bars. So to lift it you'll need new coils and maybe knuckles.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

I need to raise the front of my 1962 c10 1.5" or 2" . Can i adjust my torsion bar to fix this ?

You don't really need to recycle a 4 year old thread, it's okay to make a new one. :)

That said, your truck should have coils, not t-bars. So to lift it you'll need new coils and maybe knuckles.



My c10 has IFS , no coils .

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:54 PM

my C10 has IFS, no coils .

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

I need to raise the front of my 1962 c10 1.5" or 2" . Can i adjust my torsion bar to fix this ?

You don't really need to recycle a 4 year old thread, it's okay to make a new one. :)

That said, your truck should have coils, not t-bars. So to lift it you'll need new coils and maybe knuckles.



My c10 has IFS , no coils .


You can have IFS with coils but regardless after some looking into the older trucks I was wrong- I never realized the older 2WDs had torsion bars. If they use a similar torsion key setup like the 4x4s did then you should be able to crank on that bolt to gain height.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Thanks

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:03 PM

I totally agree on the alignment! I waited on doing mine but when I did, I had to replace the right front hub bearing assembly. It was a costly mistake and one I will never repeat again. Instead of paying around $50 for the alignment, I ended up paying around $300+. :)

Take the advice of those who didn't listen the first time. I added to Ford T-bar keys instead of just turning the adjustment screws. It actually lifted the truck about 3" in the front. I lowered it back down a little and it looks great now.

Good luck. :sigh:



I lifted mine this weekend and took it to get an alignment yesterday. They told me the hub assembly would have to be replaced. Would around 120 miles cause the hub to fail?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

I cranked the bars on my 06 when I pulled in the driveway the first time. 100k later its still ok. The day after I went to the dealer for a free alignment. I honestly did not notice the ride being bad. Oun my 900 I did leave the heiggt stock because I don't like any of the leveling options.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:11 PM

I totally agree on the alignment! I waited on doing mine but when I did, I had to replace the right front hub bearing assembly. It was a costly mistake and one I will never repeat again. Instead of paying around $50 for the alignment, I ended up paying around $300+. :seeya:

Take the advice of those who didn't listen the first time. I added to Ford T-bar keys instead of just turning the adjustment screws. It actually lifted the truck about 3" in the front. I lowered it back down a little and it looks great now.

Good luck. :cry:



I lifted mine this weekend and took it to get an alignment yesterday. They told me the hub assembly would have to be replaced. Would around 120 miles cause the hub to fail?



While those 120 miles most likely put more stress on the hub assembly, I doubt it caused it to fail. More likely, it was getting worn/loose from the rest of the miles up to that point. Usually, alignment shops always check those parts and chances are sometime between the last time you got an alignment and now, it had some wear to it. If your alignment was REALLY bad, it could make it go out faster, but cranking the bars would most likely just cause camber issues. I just can't see 120 miles wrecking hubs unless your alignment was seriously off.
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