What happens if you max out torsion keys?
The general consensus is that you can get 1.5″ through the torsion bars lift with stock keys safely on a stock truck. If your torsion bars are not really saggy you could probably get upwards of 2.5″ total by maxing out the screws, but your CV axles will be binding and you will break stuff very quickly.
What does turning your torsion keys up do?
You can perform a torsion key lift by simply turning up the vehicle’s existing adjusters or by replacing the stock keys with a set designed to increase ride height. It controls the bar’s distance from the ground and ensures the vehicle stays at the set height.
How can I raise my torsion keys?
Turn the torsion bar bolt clockwise to raise the vehicle. Don’t worry if you can’t move the wrench in a full circle; instead, turn the bolt 180 degrees twice. Take note of how many times you turn the wrench so you can repeat the same procedure on the opposite side.
How much does it cost to install torsion keys?
The Best in Auto Repair The average cost for torsion bar replacement is between $350 and $377. Labor costs are estimated between $106 and $133 while parts are priced at $244.
Can you break a torsion bar?
Subject: Re: what happens when you break a torsion bar? Highly unlikely you break 2 bars at once. Unless someone has hacked them up with vice-grips at one time perhaps. When one breaks you will a loud bang and the left or right front will sit very low and ride on the bumpstops.
How do you tell if your torsion keys are turned up?
Registered. Look under the truck, where the torsion bar attaches to the crossmember, see if the bolts are all the way in (where the bolt head almost touches the brace). If that is the case then your torsion bars are cranked..
When should torsion bars be replaced?
Rust patches will feel gritty like a scab. If rust is present, then the torsion bar must be replaced. Also feel the bolts that secure each end for rust. If the bolts are rusted, then it is guaranteed that the rust has spread to the torsion bar bolt holes.