: how to solve nose dive on escalade ?/



stormher
10-06-05, 01:46 PM
i went on jp customs.com and they offer a pakage that sais you can lower the back suspension to mach the hight of the front this is priced at 300 $ bucks for what seems to be two bolt keys and info on how to perform the modifications has any one done this to their truck and was this the way you went with or is there another simple less costly way to do it ?

hcvone
10-06-05, 02:22 PM
I put Ford 250 torsion bar keys on the front of my Escalade to raise it to the same height as the rear, they work great and the truck sits correct now. I have had them on for almost 3 years. :)

fast66
10-06-05, 02:58 PM
I put Ford 250 torsion bar keys on the front of my Escalade to raise it to the same height as the rear, they work great and the truck sits correct now. I have had them on for almost 3 years. :)

wait what did you do? Im sure you must have done this yourself, please explain the steps. Is this what you bought? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy-GMC-99-04-Torsion-Bar-Key-2-Lift-Kit-NEW_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33592QQitemZ8003649 413QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
what is the difficulty level of this project?
thanks hcvone

slimm44
10-06-05, 04:42 PM
its pretty easy, ust a lil time consuming.

jack the front end up so the tires aren't touching.
use the GM torsion bar tool or a Craftsmen 2-arm 3-ton gear puller (thats what i used, $25) to unload the torsion bars.
slide the old keys off (might need a lil hammering).
slide new keys on.
tighten to the desired height.
drive around the block to make sure it stays at that height.
get an alignment.

with that said, if you want to level the front, you should try just tightening the stock keys before you go out and buy new ones. all you have to do is take a ratchet to the torsion key bolt on each side. don't forget the alignment.

fast66
10-06-05, 05:22 PM
its pretty easy, ust a lil time consuming.

jack the front end up so the tires aren't touching.
use the GM torsion bar tool or a Craftsmen 2-arm 3-ton gear puller (thats what i used, $25) to unload the torsion bars.
slide the old keys off (might need a lil hammering).
slide new keys on.
tighten to the desired height.
drive around the block to make sure it stays at that height.
get an alignment.

with that said, if you want to level the front, you should try just tightening the stock keys before you go out and buy new ones. all you have to do is take a ratchet to the torsion key bolt on each side. don't forget the alignment.

Thanks, I would rather raise the front than drop the whole truck.

hcvone
10-07-05, 07:12 AM
44, has got the process, I did mine a little different because I did mine on a lift whichs makes it a little easier. As said get your truck aligned after doing this. :)