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2001 jimmy lift kit questions. (Torsion key/shackle)

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Going to lift my jimmy and put on bigger tires and rims. I am going go buy torsion keys off of eBay and I already have the rear shackle lift kit and that part of the job seems easy but it's the torsion keys that have me worrying I watched a video on YouTube that basically gave me and idea about how I should swap out the old keys for new ones and I feel confident about it.

Just looking for some feedback on a tire and rim setup I will be able to run with the rear shackles raised 3" and the torsion keys raised 2" and what other modifications I will need to make

Also looked into a body lift but seems like a serious project how much work is it to install??

Any feedback about the installation or any tips would be great

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Also if I leave the stock torsion keys in and just crank them up a few turns will I get the same results as if I replaced them with upgraded ones ?
 
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Leave the factory keys in and DO NOT try to lift the front over 1.5 inches unless you want to replace cv axles and ball joints every other month.
 
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Thanks. I saw on another thread that one full clockwise turn is about .25" is this true? And once I put the rear shackle lift in and turn the keys up will I be able to fit 31's on it with some sort of wheel spacer or fender modification???
 
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Thanks. I saw on another thread that one full clockwise turn is about .25" is this true? And once I put the rear shackle lift in and turn the keys up will I be able to fit 31's on it with some sort of wheel spacer or fender modification???
Regarding the T-bar bolt, 1 turn = approximately .25" but you should definitely measure before you start and when you're done and a have driven it around the block.

As for fitting 31's, mileage varies a lot, but it is possible with just a t-bar lift if you're willing to trim the back of the front fender a bit. Depending on the tire you choose you will likely rub on the frame and sway bar. That's where the wheel spacer or rims with lower back spacing comes in. Which also adds to the need to trim your fenders.
 
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Thanks that helps a lot Should I have the whole car jacked up and on stands when I make the tbar adjustment??
 
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Thanks that helps a lot Should I have the whole car jacked up and on stands when I make the tbar adjustment??
It's not absolutely necessary, but it stresses the parts a bit to do it while on the ground. It's much easier and better to get the front wheels off the ground first.
Make sure you mark your the t-bar bolts and have a reference mark on the frame so you know exactly how much you've turned it.
 
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