ANAHEIM, Calif. — Maxtrac Suspension now offers ultra-strong forged torsion-bar leveling keys for comparable cost to weaker cast keys. By streamlining manufacturing and distribution, Maxtrac is able to sell premium-quality torsion keys at a highly cost-effective price point — MSRP is currently $149.95 for the 2011-12 Chevy 2500/3500 HD pickup applications, both 4×4 and 2WD. (Dealer-direct pricing is available, and margins are some of the best in the industry.)
The Maxtrac Chevy HD keys are re-indexed to provide one to three inches of lift adjustment, without having to overcrank the torsion bars. This compensates for the nose-low factory “rake.” Up to 33-inch-tall tires can fit with no further modifications, and the kit retains a factory-like road ride.
The Maxtrac Chevy HD system includes a pair of torsion keys, zinc-plated shock extenders and mounting hardware. Maxtrac’s forged keys are approximately 25 percent stronger than the factory cast-steel units and are finished in a durable gray powdercoat for corrosion-resistance. All Maxtrac products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
The kit can be installed by an experienced home mechanic, but the job requires a special torsion-bar unloading tool (not included) for safe installation. Estimated labor time is approximately two hours. Because the Maxtrac torsion keys aren’t permanent modifications, the truck can be returned to stock later if necessary.