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Do you really need them if you simply crank the bars?

I'm going to do around 1.5" - 2" tops and THINK I can get that out of the stock bars without maxing them out.

Any opinions?
 

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I cranked my bars and the ride was bouncy as hell, put the keys in and got about 1.5" and its no where near as bad. I cranked the green keys and it was horrible.
 

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I'm trying to fit 285's without really cranking the bars much. I'd hate to ruin the nice ride.
 

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no crank is needed for 285s. I run 33/12.50s on H2s (17x8.5) with no rub at all, I cranked about an inch, ride did not get noticably worse.
 

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I've got a GMC where the valance hangs low.

On the old truck: I put green keys in, cranked 2" and pulled the front bumper forward about an inch (dremeled out the holes and welded them on the frontside so it wouldnt slide. It just barely, barely fit
 

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The keys wont be needed if you can get the desired amount of lift with just cranking the stockers. The only reason would be if the stock keys bottom in the crossmember. Every truck is a little different, but you should be able to get a least 1.5" out of the stockers.

No matter how you gain lift using the TBs by cranking or putting new keys in, you will get a stiffer ride.
 

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if you want a set of green keys, i have my stock 1/2 ton keys for sale
shoot me a pm if interested
 
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