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Torsion Bars Maxed Out - Buy New Bolt??

macker123

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I just finished installing my shackles on my 97 Sport. Turns out I had to max out my torsion bars to get an even height.

I was wanting to buy some 4-door leafs and then add a leaf, but of course my front is maxed out.

I am not going to worry about it for now if I have to buy spindles as I am already spending to much on the truck.

Can I just buy longer bolts? If so can somebody tell me what size. I have the 97 Sport so I presume all Sports have "D" rated bars.
 


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section525

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Yes you can buy longer bolts. I did the same thing back when I was 2WD. Search the site, because I know the size bolts you need are on here somewhere. :D
 




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You talked me into finding it for you... M12X1.75X90mm
 








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That should be your stock size. So you should get some a little longer. Also, before you put them in it is a good idea to ground the tip to a nice round.
 




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just in case u didnt know ....
when your removing torsion bars, use making tape and mark the sides as they come out front/rear driver/pass side if they are installed the wrong way they will snap within a few blocks , they are only made to twist one way if they are twisted the other way they break, i reccomend new ones if u have the means but the old ones work fine
 




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I don't have to remove the bars to install new bolts?? I just unscrew the bolt and screw the new one in, correct?
 




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I don't have to remove the bars to install new bolts?? I just unscrew the bolt and screw the new one in, correct?

Right! :D
 




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If you still have the monoleaf on the rear you might not need those new bolts... I have a 98 and i did the TT/Shackle and because of the monoleaf my truck sagged worse than before i got the shackles. I recently put on the 4 door springs at it evened it out... Im ordering a Double AAL from pro-comp so i get 2 more inches in the back... when everything settles i should have 1-1.5inches higher in the rear than the front.

If you want the double AAL too- you can call 4wheelparts... they dont stock it but i called pro-comp and the part # is 13135.
 




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You can get procomp add a leafs from summit racing. I just ordered some last night and they where 35 dollars with shipping.
 




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