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Old 08-21-2013, 05:31 PM
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I think this thread has some usefulness to it...

https://www.f150forum.com/f6/having-...ou-fix-220668/
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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https://www.f150forum.com/f6/torsion...eo-how-169749/
https://www.f150forum.com/f6/35s-tbars-cranked-197341/
http://www.f150online.com/forums/199...ment-keys.html

Haven't found another really good how-to on subject yet, can work on putting one together though. It is really a pretty easy thing to do:
1. Jack the truck up (can be done with the truck on the ground but it is easier if it is up to take the load off of the bars)
2. Locate the torsion bar bolts, one on each side. There is a "key" that attaches to the torsion bars, running from the A-arms to the cross-member, and a bolt that supports the small part of the key.
3. Crank these bolts up (clockwise) until the desired lift is achieved. I don't recommend cranking them all the way in, leave some play on the ends of the bolts. Also make sure that you take careful measurements to ensure that one side isn't higher than the other.
4. As with any suspension change an alignment is recommended after completion

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Cleaned up thread. If you want to chat about specific something. Start a new thread.
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Can we add the expedition/7700 front brake upgrade information to the FAQ?
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So will 2" blocks in the rear and turning up the Torsion keys out to the max needed for level (Up to 24.5") wear out the the front end?
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sxynerd View Post
So will 2" blocks in the rear and turning up the Torsion keys out to the max needed for level (Up to 24.5") wear out the the front end?
Why are you posting this in the FAQ? Make your own thread.

Blocks in the rear don't effect your front end at all.

Cranking up to 24.5" can increase driveline angles and may induce premature wear, I am cranked around 24.25 and both of my cv boots have torn @ 135k miles. Though the truck has been cranked for years, and its 15 years old now.
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Originally Posted by Luckyse7ens View Post
Why are you posting this in the FAQ? Make your own thread.

Blocks in the rear don't effect your front end at all.

Cranking up to 24.5" can increase driveline angles and may induce premature wear, I am cranked around 24.25 and both of my cv boots have torn @ 135k miles. Though the truck has been cranked for years, and its 15 years old now.
If they don't want questions in an active thread then they need to lock it down.

My question is specifically geared to the front end geometry. Does the max 24" distance wear out the components faster? By your experience/answer I'd say it usually does not.

There are threads all over this site about the max Torsion key lift but they never give specific angles and how it changes the driveline geometry and how that negatively affects wear characteristics and driveability. That's something that should be put into a FAQ section.
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Originally Posted by Sxynerd View Post

If they don't want questions in an active thread then they need to lock it down.

My question is specifically geared to the front end geometry. Does the max 24" distance wear out the components faster? By your experience/answer I'd say it usually does not.

There are threads all over this site about the max Torsion key lift but they never give specific angles and how it changes the driveline geometry and how that negatively affects wear characteristics and driveability. That's something that should be put into a FAQ section.
If your max is anything past 24.25" hub to fender lip, you will be eating front ends quite rapidly.
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