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Jimdman
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11/11/2002
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How hard is it to do a torsion bar lift. 1999 dodge dakota 4x4 v8.

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11/11/2002
13:52:31

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About as hard as it is to turn the bolts. You will only get about 1.5" of lift by doing that.

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Perpetrate
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11/11/2002
19:06:18

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How many turn of the torsion bar bolts does it take to lift a Dak 1".
I forgot to measure before I cranked them. Turned each one equal amounts. I got 3.5 turns.



Dumb Joe
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11/22/2002
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This is a dumb question, but where is the torsion bar located and which bolts do you turn?
I finished my 3 inch body lift and my truck is still lacking hight in the front.



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11/22/2002
04:51:48

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And I have another question about adjusting the torsion bars. I suggested to a friend that I may want to adjust my torsions to get a little more height and he did not recommend it, especially if I was planning on off roading. He said that a number of things could go wrong.

So my question is, what, if any, problems would or could occur from adjusting the torsion bars up?? Has anyone encountered any problems from doing this??



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11/22/2002
07:12:40

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Do a search on torsion bars. There is a wealth of info on the old threads. Jim

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11/22/2002
17:16:48

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JimC, you don't have to be a D!CK!!! Not everyone wants to wade through 1000 posts and 600 pages to find a simple answer in the DD searh results. They just asked for a little help and knowledge.



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11/24/2002
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I agree totally, screw all you big shots that spend your life on this website and won't help others out!



dodgesalesguy
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11/24/2002
22:11:42

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http://2002dakotasport.netfirms.com/tips.html

took me 3 minutes to find this site... now i am all for asking questions, but look a bit for yourself. after all, it is your truck and if you don't want to do any research for yourself -PAY someone to do it.

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JimC
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11/26/2002
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Not trying to be a DICK. Just trying to be HELPFUL. Someone new to the site may not realize the wealth of info and tips that are on this site. A little time searching may not only answer your question but it may provide some tips that save you both time and money. A lot of the guys and gals that have been here a long time, have done most of these mods and are ALWAYS willing to help. Personally I've written out a long procedure to do this about 6 times and, at my typing speed, it probably takes me longer to type it than it would for someone to search for it. Usually looking over the posts for the last couple weeks will find what you're looking for and doesn't take very long. Don't be so quick to flame someone, they may hold that little nugget of info you really need in the future. Jim




stephen
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1/08/2008
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If i buy a reindexing kit and crank the tbars will it hurt anything in the front end.



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1/09/2008
12:43:03

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You may:
Mash/ bust the upper bumpstops (that piece of rubber preventing metal-to-metal contact of the bottom side of the upper control arm to frame when your suspension droops)
Put undo stress on the torsion bars themselves (have a buddy who actually broke one on a Nissan)

You Will:
Be wasting your money (About $127 a pair?)
Wasting your time (removing old keys/ installing new ones)

Look through the old posts (i.e.: torsion bar lift; torsion bar keys; adjusting T bars; etc.) on Raised/ Lifted, Suspension...every so often somebody is given the idea (usally from a Non-Dakota owner) about re-indexing keys. Your Dak should be able to be raised using the stock keys. It is the Chevys that can go higher with the re-indexed parts. 'Most' Dak owners have come in contact with the upper bumpstops (the limiting point) before running out of adjustment on the factory indexed keys.

Hope this helps.



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1/09/2008
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Yup, no need for new keys with your Dak. Mine's been cranked for close to 2" for 7 years with no problems.

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2/02/2008
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i got an 01 4x4 quadcab with the 3.9L my passenger side front is sagging bad and it appears that wholes side is sagging morethan drivers side to....should i just try cranking on the torsion bar to fix this, and could it be due to a lazy bar? i've never touched them i am also the 3rd owner so im not sure if they've been tampered with or not but i would guess not.....any help appreciated thanx



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3/06/2008
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does anybody make an actual suspension lift for the 04 4x4 sxt or is my only option adjusting the keys and a body lift?



Richard Wilso
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7/01/2008
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I am looking for a set of new torsion bars for my 92 dakota. If any body knows where I can get them or has some for sale please let me know.



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10/15/2008
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i just bought a 3.5" lift block kit for the rear end of my 1999 dakota v8 4X4 but im having troble trying to lift the front end so wat would i do to lift the front besides the torsion bars? and not buying a 1100 sky jacker kit



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10/15/2008
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Either you crank the bars or you dont go up.period



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11/10/2008
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do they make any type of leveling kit for an 01 single cab 4x4 dak. or do i just have to crank the torsion bars up



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12/25/2008
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I have an 02 5.9 awd and would like to b able 2 put 305/70/16 under it.dont want 2 spend alot any help would b nice. thanks.



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1/06/2009
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If you have an 03 or 04 4x4 dakota your not going have any choice but to do the torsion crank. They dont make a lift for it because they changed the brakes on the front to larger size. The only way you could do it is buy a lift for an 02 or before and change the brakes up front, this way you could do it but i wouldnt recommend it because your going with larger tires which have more rotating weight which is a little more difficult to stop or slow down. So Just go with a torsion crank and a body lift if you want. Or do what Im doing and find a set of Dana 44/Dana 60 axles to throw underneath so you can run 37"s :)

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