Torsion Bar Lift [Archive] - Dakota Durango Forum

: Torsion Bar Lift

12-08-2006, 04:12 AM
I was thinkin of doin a torsion bar lift on my dak, but i don't know what add a leaf springs or whatever to get in the back to keep them level. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks :biggthump

12-08-2006, 04:38 AM
you sould do a flip kit so that the axle is under the leaf i dont know if they make one though for dodge i believe they do make some kind of shackle

12-08-2006, 05:50 AM
I recently cranked my torsion bars so I would be able to fit 32's. I am planning on going with an add a leaf, since it will also stiffen up the rear and not make it sag so much when hauling stuff. You don't actually have to do any kind of lift to the rear if you don't want to. I am planning on lifting my rear, but there is no need to rush or anything, it looks fine the way it is. It sits almost perfectly level, maybe a little higher in the front. Looks awesome when looking at it in the front. Every once in a while I will get paked next to another 4x4 Dak, and you can definitely tell a difference in the 2. Mine looks a LOT more 4x4ish if you know what I mean. I would definitely recommend cranking them whether you plan on lifting the rear or not, you will not be disappointed with the results. I am planning on posting some pics of my Dak with my new tires, T-bar lift, and a comparison pic of mine next to another Dak in the multimedia section if I can ever get my pics uploaded. I am at home right now on dial up, and things aren't going to great here.

12-08-2006, 11:23 AM
you sould do a flip kit so that the axle is under the leaf i dont know if they make one though for dodge i believe they do make some kind of shackle

On the 4x4 Dak, the axle is already under the leaf. On the Durango it is under the axle. Because of where the rear leaf mounts are, a shakle will lower a Dak and raise a Durango.

03-31-2007, 03:28 PM
bringing up an old thread here but i was wondering which way do u turn the nuts CW or CCW?? im going to tighten them up today and in the future add and extra leaf.


03-31-2007, 11:14 PM
any 1?????

04-01-2007, 01:50 AM

04-01-2007, 04:02 AM
Ya the rough country add-a-leafs work nice I put them in on my dak.- I have 33x11.5 toyo mt's on it but in the back I could probibly fit 35's without a body lift deffianetly not up front though.

04-01-2007, 12:21 PM
i turned mine three turns and it sits nice now :drive:

04-03-2007, 08:32 PM
This is all of the lift techniques combined. Now I need traction bars because I have axle wrap BAD. Where can I get traction bars for my Durango when the springs are on the top?

04-04-2007, 12:11 PM
What did you do to get that much lift?-I'm at work so I can only see your avatar picture. Looks awesome!!!

04-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Well... there is:

5.5 inch Tuff Country suspension lift
2 inch Shackle / Torsion bar lift
3 inch body lift
35 X 12.50 X 15 Pro Comp M/T tires

I am going to have to change my leaf springs though. They are in the shape of an "S", due to axle wrap. I am currently searching for traction bars to prevent the new set of srings from doing the same thing.

04-04-2007, 04:40 PM
Not bad, I thought you just did something with the torsion bars and blocks. But that is definitely a nice looking setup-have you been pleased with the tuff country lift? Do you wheel it or is it mainly for show and advertising (it looks like you have your own company)?

04-05-2007, 08:39 PM
So I'm looking at new tires and really like the Yokohama MT's mZ170088102299QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
305/70's are 33s but with a torsion lift and rear blocks how bad and where would they rub. It look like the rear would be no problem. Can you do a little trimming to make the fronts fit?

04-06-2007, 12:15 AM
I think they may rub a lot due to width...285/75's are about an inch thinner but still 33" tall (33x11.5) and won't rub as bad.