8ft torsion spring cables are thinner and more flexible that the 1/8″ cables, the weight capacity is lower at 950 lbs, but is still more than substantial for a residential garage door. The main benefit is that the thinner diameter lessens the chance for the cables to rub as the garage door is opening for quieter operation. It is another good way to make your neighbor envious of your quiet garage door.
**Another DIY Garage Door Parts trick is to use these along with the Torque Force 400-144 drums, this allows more separation for your cables to make them extremely silent.**