i finally got around to installing my new #1 torsion bars and C leafs today. i didnt realise how much they were all sagging til i got the new ones on today. WoW what a ride difference. i had b bars and k leafs so the ride is a bit stiffer now but i like it. the truck sits about 3/4 of a inch higher in the rear and about a inch taller up front. ill try and get pics up tomorow.
ooh ya one more thing. USE A 6 POINT SOCKET TO REMOVE THE OLD TORSION BAR ADJUSTMENT BOLTS. i used a 12 point and stripped my passenger side bolt. what a PIA it was to remove it. also twisted my cheap 6 inch c clamp from habor freight lol but all is good now. the truck rides like new
I swaped out my b bars for #1 bars a few weekends ago and someone on here(gatorblue) told me to use a 3 jaw gear puller to hold and release the tension. it worked real good. if you dont mind me asking how much did the new leafs cost?
#1 bars are the highest spring rate torsion bar avaliable for the Ford Ranger. Came as standard equipment on the Fx4 Rangers and most 4x4 xcab 4.0L trucks. Going to a #1 bar will ride stiffer(how i like it), it'll resist sagging and sorta keep the 'lift' if you cranked them. All advantanges to me over a B bar for my truck...i converted about 5 months ago or so.
Bars are chosen upon equipment options, drivetrain options, and cab configurations.
well after putting 1500 miles on the truck since puttin the #1 bars and C leafs in the truck rides a lot better. its tiffer but at least its got spring now. only downfall is i wish i woulda got 33s now