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Help need to lift front!

Ok so i lifted the rear of my 2002 ford ranger 2 inches with a blocking kit.
I thought,"hey ill just do the torsion bar crank and lift it 2 inches." Well it didnt work. How can i lift the front end without spending 150 bucks?
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When you say "it didn't work", do you mean you ran the torsion bar adjuster bolts all the way in and you didn't gain any ride height? If so, this is an indication that your torsion bars are worn. You can replace the torsion bars and get your 1.5" or so of adjustment back.
Your only other option for a front suspension lift is the 4" superlift, which is quite expensive.

Stay away from aftermarket lift keys or "leveling" keys.
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How do you tell that your torsion bars are worn out?
Also im pretty sure i got a lift but the weird thing is is one of the screws is farther in than the other. But neither will go in any more
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How do you tell that your torsion bars are worn out? Also im pretty sure i got a lift but the weird thing is is one of the screws is farther in than the other. But neither will go in any more
It's a judgement call based on where the front end is sitting (cv and LCA angles) and how far the adjustments bolts are run in.

How much of a lift? Around 1" is pretty standard depending on which torsion bars you have.

One being in farther than the other is because of the ranger lean; all the heavy stuff is on one side of the truck and wears one tbar more than the other.

The bolts should thread all the way in until the head bottoms out.
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