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Which Bolt for T-Bar Crank?

Which bolt do I turn to crank the t-bars? Is it the one circled in the picture below?

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Thanks. I'll be back.
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when you see the lil plate where the torsion bar goes to, looking up at it you see one big bolt that pointing down.

That's the guy. And MAKE SURE you use the exact size thread. My bolts got stripped a bunch, i forgot about that and now I think putting on my RCD lift is going to be a *****.
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Am I supposed to see the tire going down as I crank?
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I don't think you will be able to see any change until you measure from the tire to the fender.
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Am I supposed to see the tire going down as I crank?
No I definately didn't notice anything. Anyways, technically the tire doesnt have to be off the ground. Also, I've heard that you have to drive a bit for the difference to into effect. Prolly drive 4 feet, but none the less...


and I cranked the t-bars on my 04 ranger and I didn't really notice a change.
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After I set it back on the ground? Will the bolt stopp turning once the t-bars are maxed out?
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Instead of driving I just rocked the suspension up and down to let it settle then remeasure.

Oh and some advice if you don't lift your truck off the ground when you crank, do it after just to get the weight off of the tires, so they can adjust...trust me on that one
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They are cranked to the max and it looks good. I love the stance! Thanks for the help guys.








p.s. it helps if you turn the bolts the right way. I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and lowered the t-bars, didn't like that.
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just want to throw this in, i rounded of the left tbar bolt, is it easy to replace with a new one, if so where can i get one?
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i dont think its good to crank them maxed out.
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i dont think its good to crank them maxed out.
It'll make 'em wear faster, but I'm not to concerned about it.
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It'll make 'em wear faster, but I'm not to concerned about it.
that and it will ride like poo
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so where are the pictures
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For real Mike wheres the pics!?
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Dude he dont get offthe corner till 10


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just kiddin
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Dude he dont get offthe corner till 10


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i cranked my t-bars about 2 inches. levels 'er out perfectly. also, ride isn't harsh at all.
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Stock height:
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Turned the bolts the wrong way and dropped it:
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Cranked and loving it!:
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New exhaust will be on Wednesday and I will get some better pictures this weekend.
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damn, how many inches did it go up, you got some height out of that thing
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damn, how many inches did it go up, you got some height out of that thing
I think I measured around 2", it may be more though. Is it not normal to get that much?
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yeah, it just looks like a lot
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