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Torsion twist for dummies! (pics included)

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by 97GoldXLT, October 10, 2007.

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      A question please.
      if you do say a 1 1/2" TT lift on the front how do i get the same lift on the rear so as to keep the truck level please ?
      p.s I live in the UK and have a 97 explorer 4wd
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    3. MidnightRebel07

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      Warrior Products makes lift shackles for the rear, part # 153 I believe. If you can't get a set over there here's the demansions so you can make a set or have a set made.

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      fantastic you guys are top notch
      thanks
       
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      just 2 more questions please
      1: the diameter of the 4 holes ?
      2: total lift provided by this shackle?


      thanks
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      15mm holes, you get 1.5" lift.
       
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      that's excellent thank you very much
       
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      sorry to be a pain but I want to get this right first time,
      1: the bottom measurement i.e. the 3.8" is that from the outside or the inside of the two long plates ?
      2: what size are the bolts ? I would like to get new ones before I start the job
      and do they need to be High Tensile steel bolts ?
      thank you
       
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      I just got the Truxxx front end lift kit pn 101050, does anyone have any pics of these type of torsion keys installed???
       
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      From the OP. Adjusting the front will affect the opposite REAR corner height. Left front up = Right rear down.
       
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      New member, used Explorer. Doing a TT lift 1/2 to 1.0 Inche, do I need longer shocks

      Hi everyone,

      New to this forum. Just picked up a 1999 4WD 2DR sport Explorer for daily use and some fun. Put some 15" wheels and 31/10.50R15 Pro Comp tires/wheels on it and looks great, but the ass sags a bit.

      So thinking of adjusting the front Torsion bars to give me about 1/2 to 1" lift max in the front and either go with 3" lifting blocks in the rear or WAR153 Warrior rear shackles ( I like this idea better). Big question I have is do I need longer shocks front and rear? The rear needs to go up about 2" with a 1/2" lift front to level the chassis out.

      Thanks!
       
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      after you do a torsion twist to realign the truck will it affect the lift at all?
       
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      There is another post about this at this post. You'll have to search through the pages: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=340344#post340344

      Not sure what your asking but the twist is adjusting the torsion bars either up or down so yes, it'll affect the lift. You can gain about 1 1/2 inches or more from my understanding or dropping it. Check out the link. Hope that helps. I'm gonna attempt this this weekend if my rear shackles come in.
       
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      When you do the TT you'll need to get an alignment. As far as shocks, no you don't need longer ones. You can't do lift blocks on the rear unless you've already done a SOA (spring over axle) so just either get the WP shackles or an add a leaf kit. Also check into swapping out the rear leafsprings for F-150 springs if you wanna go a different route for lifting the rear.
       
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      Thanks,

      Yeah for now I think just the shackles and a slight raise in the front. Maybe about 1/2" Shouldn't make it too bouncy of a ride up front.
       
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      Hey everyone. So, I don't see as many posts about doing a TT to lower the front, but I'm hoping someone can answer my question. I'm in a '00 Sport 2WD with the 15" rims and have normal tires (I'm pretty sure they are 30" tires.). The rear sags a little bit and rather than spending the money for the WAR153, I just wanna lower the front about an inch or so, just to level it out. Would that still leave enough clearance for my tires? I don't want to have a problem with rubbing.
       
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      Good info!!
       
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      where

      where can i get a lift kit for a 96 ford explorer






       
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      Can someone clarify for me what is meant by camber adjustment bolts.... I think someone else said a camber kit was needed, what is that about and where do I get this?
       
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      Sure hope a camber kit isn't needed.
       
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      I ended up buying a kit and my alignment guy installed it. He said without the truck really can't be aligned properly.... I can't remember which kit or where I got it but I read one of these posts and ordered what everyone else bought.
       
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