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Old 02-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Cranking Torsion Bar

I have been told to crank my torsion bar to raise the front end and to also stiffen up the suspension. Can anyone walk me through this process?
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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i didnt know 02's had torsion bars

But its pretty simple if you have a vehicle with tbars on it.

1. Get underneath vehicle and locate tbars. Follow them back to the frame rails, and see a "box" looking thing.
2. Theres a nut, i want to say 1 1/16" nut. I put a wrench on it, and tightend it untill it looked level with my 3" blocks.
3. Repeat on other side. Drive around and re-adjust/measure with tape to assure accuracy on either side and levelness.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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on an 02 you shouldnt have torsion bars. best i know of they quit using them with the beginning of the tacoma. pre-tacos had torsion bars.
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What are you cranking torsion bars on??? Toyota trucks havent used torsion bars since the early 90's
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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What are you cranking torsion bars on??? Toyota trucks havent used torsion bars since the early 90's
i dont even think that..i think late 80's
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they used them all the way up to the first half of 1995. any pre-tacoma pickup that has IFS had torsion bars. after they introduced the tacoma it was released with the newer spring and strut or coilover setup.
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dang..well how can i raise my front end without spending 200 bucks or more for a kit?
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dang..well how can i raise my front end without spending 200 bucks or more for a kit?
Just the front?
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:01 PM   #9
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spacers! Or a leveling kit
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Cheapest way is to put a spacer lift, spacers that go either in or on top of the coil spring. everyone tends to not recomend this but its cheap, tends to wear out the front end
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yeah just so it is level with the back end if possible. im 16 so im not really good with all the technical stuff and parents are afraid of a lift being "unsafe"
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put a 2 inch spacer in the front and it will be even with the rear and basically ride the same
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more of a chance of flipping the truck when you lift it.
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how much will those run me? and would i have to get someone to install them or can i do it myself? im trying to get some cheap mods for this truck like leveling it and possibly some kind of exaust if anyone can throw out some advice about some exaust mods.
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Yeah, what everyone else said. Get some spacers for the front.
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I think I cranked my torsion bar last night.
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Look here for cheap mods. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...free-mods.html
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