Suspension Lifts (S04E06)

Chris Duke shows you how to install a 3 inch suspension lift kit on a 2010 Jeep JK and a 2 inch torsion bar lift kit on a 2004 GMC 2500 truck. Special appearance from Daystar’s Trent McGee.

This season 4 episode originally aired on television, and this version contains that same entire episode, but with fewer commercials.

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Craftsman
Daystar Products International, Inc.
Dick Cepek
Mickey Thompson

Episode Notes

In this episode Chris welcomes Trent McGee from Daystar, located in Phoenix, AZ. The two show you how to install two completely different lift kits on two different vehicles, step-by-step. The two project vehicles are a 2010 Jeep JK Wrangler, and a 2004 GMC 2500 HD pickup truck. The Jeep receives a 3″ suspension lift kit, while the GMC truck receives a 2″ torsion bar lift kit. Watch this episode to see how simple the installation can be!

This episode also features Partz!

Product Information

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Music

This episode features music from COLDWEST. “Snakeskinner”, “Ignition”, and a custom song for the Motorz Intro.

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96 Comments
  1. Hey Chris another great episode. Lift kits do make room for more rubber but do little to enhance performance. It would be great for another episode to put a long-arm kit on that JK. The DayStar lift is a good start for most people.

  2. The new torsion key is con. All it does is add preload to the torsion bar the same as cranking up the stock key. So if you think it does something else you need to think about what is happening that makes the front end higher. The new one is adding more twist (preload) to the bar only using less bolt threads to do so because of the bigger angle. Tell me how i am wrong. If you cant get enuff from the bolt your bars are shot and need replaced.

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  4. Speaking from experience, that is the worst way you can lift one of these trucks. It ruins the ball joints and makes it ride like crap. I ran mine like this for 50K and I now have to spend over 1300 dollars to rebuild the front end. On top of all that, it makes your CV axles wear out fast too.

  5. Speaking from experience, that is the worst way you can lift one of these trucks. It ruins the ball joints and makes it ride like crap. I ran mine like this for 50K and I now have to spend over 1300 dollars to rebuild the front end. On top of all that, it makes your CV axles wear out fast too.

  6. Yeah cranking the torsion bars is about the stupidest thing someone can do, too bad you found out the hard way

  7. Torsion lift with blocks is only stupid if you’re lifting higher than 3″. Anything more than 3″ is going to really stress your ball joints and drive like garbage. Any lift 3″ or less is fine for a Torsion and block lift. I know plenty of people with a 2-3″ Torsion/Block lift just to fit 35″ tires. They have been running that way for many miles and years without hearing complaints about it. That’s only because GM will even tell you anything 3″ or less is still within factory and safety standards.

  8. Torsion lift with blocks is only stupid if you’re lifting higher than 3″. Anything more than 3″ is going to really stress your ball joints and drive like garbage. Any lift 3″ or less is fine for a Torsion and block lift. I know plenty of people with a 2-3″ Torsion/Block lift just to fit 35″ tires. They have been running that way for many miles and years without hearing complaints about it. That’s only because GM will even tell you anything 3″ or less is still within factory and safety standards.

  9. Craftsman tools come on guy your instailing a 800$ kit with tools that would snap and strip if we tryed to do it why not snap on ?

  10. so im thinking in getting the lift kit for jk.do u think its a good idea or what an I get for a low amount of cash

  11. @ motorztv. This is great, could you do another How to Lift a 1986 to 1990 Ford Ranger. Also how to convert a 2wd to 4wd for the same year 1986 to 1990 Ford Ranger 5 speed. If anyone else has done this, could you discuss each process (steps) whats parts any website links or youtube videos.

  12. dont put a spacer lift in a jk if you plan to off road they can slip and the coil springs will come out i would just get a full suspension system including new coils and new springs

  13. I’ve never done any auto work but I need a truck that can haul a trailer. Do you think I’d be able to lift a GMC on my own? I’m trying to figure out which truck to buy that I can work on myself (don’t have much money to be sending it to mechanics)

  14. How did the GMC drive afterwards? I did this to a Chevy 1500 and the ride was terrible, though I did not use the Daystar product.

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