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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I know I am a poser, I have a Mazda, but hey its all good.

I am trying to find out how to do a torsion lift on my truck, I just got some really nice 33's for a deal and I want to get them on the truck. I was told that this was a cheap and easy way to achieve my goal. Can anyone give me some info on how to do this, I have read some threads on it, but I cant seem to figure it out. Also, If anyone has any pics of the torsion bar from their project, I would love to see it. Also, will cranking the torsion bar to its max, will I have to do anything with reference to camber??? I have heard that if I dont, the tires will be torn to shreds within days... the guy at a local truck accessories shop told me this and i wanted to know if he is trying to make money, or being honest! In advance, thanks for any help anyone gives.

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here man, this should help you.
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Thanks man

It seems like the diagram shown doesnt match my truck for some reason, ive looked at it a bunch of times and it isnt adding up...???
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I dont know if its cause i have a Mazda... maybe a better pic if there is one out there
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I'll snap a pic of the ST when the wife gets home, if nobody else posts one of the adjuting bolt before then. It's a very easy mod and well worth it. IMO Just don't max them out as that would put your CV shafts at too much of an angle.

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Thanks very much, I really appreciate it.
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Did you need to adjust the camber once you did the torsion bars?
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if you got under your truck, at the end of the torsion bar (the end closer to the rear of truck) and look up, this is the bolt you need to turn. i had extremely minor changes in alignment and didn't adjust anything afterwards. i think i gained 1.5-2" tops. the ride is kinda crappy if you go much more then that.


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There ya go, I didn't get either one of my trucks aligned after doin the torsion crank but lots of others do. Don't forget to post pics when your done.

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an alignment after lifting is always a good idea(may save your tires,and better handling)also don't max out the adjustment as it places accesive stress on the torsion bars(if you have ever seen one give out while wheelin you'll know what i mean what a mess!)


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