08-11-2010, 01:51 PM
Hey guys, first post here! and i have a 97 t-100, white, 267k miles. runs bullet proof. basically i was wondering.. my front end is really really really low.. id say lower than stock a little maybe? anyways, i wanted to know how spindle lifts work, and if there are any fast fix solutions to getting the front end up, cheap lift alternatives, stuff like that. any and all help would be appreciated!
08-13-2010, 11:49 PM
2WD or 4WD?
Fast fix is to crank the torsion bars up. Make sure you jack up the front end so the front tires are off the ground. If yer torsion adjustment bolts are rusty, you might want to pick up a set of replacement bolts from the dealership before you try cranking on them. Soaking them a few days in penetrating oil should help them from snapping in two. Just remember to git a front end alignment after you do. It will ride rather rough from the cranked torsion bars though... :(
Another cheap method is to git a ball joint spacer installed. You'll have to git longer shocks, too! And a front end alignment, too! ;)
Post up some piccies of yer T-100 so we can see how low yer talking about... ;)
08-20-2010, 08:09 PM
Downey used to make some replacement torsion bars, but they were also made by Sway-A-Way ($170) that's what I did with my 97 T-100. If they don't still make them, you could check to see if the land cruiser bars were similar length...and I'm sure you could find the aftermarket version for lifts. Otherwise, as stated above...you can crank the torsion bars a little. There is also a couple companies that make lift kits (brackets to lower your cross-members) like TrailMaster and ProComp ($1100). Stay away from the ball joint spacer.