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Question about #1 T-bars

Ok, I started thinking about T-bars and I realized I've never looked to see which ones I have, well I have the B bars.

Now with my bumper and skid plate up front there is, well we'll just say a little extra weight up there, so it sags about an inch to inch and half with everthing on.

Now my question is, If I get #1 bars would it hold the weight up better and keep it from sagging down as much or would it just be a waste?

I really like the look when the bumper is off, because it sits up like I want it but after the bumper is on it sags, and I would like it to be level.

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are they heaveir rated? the person u wanna talk to is the guy with the winch on the front of his ranger
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they are stiffer so it should be able to take the weight better.

I have some #1 bars that i got when i put the camburg kit on, but I think i'm going to take them off.

If you're interested i'll look into shipping
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Yeah, I might be. But shipping might be my enemy on this one since I can get some brand new ones from the factory for 37 a piece.
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Yeah, I might be. But shipping might be my enemy on this one since I can get some brand new ones from the factory for 37 a piece.
You might be able to get them online for $37 but you'll still pay shipping. Dealer price was about $55 last time I looked.
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Damn, Yeah I guess that thread I saw the price was a couple years old.
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So nobody with a winch has upgraded their t-bars?

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When I had the winch mounted on mine with the bars cranked just enough to level it out after the superlift I had no sagging and I have the highest rated bars on mine.
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I have them on mine. I gained a full inch out of them from my saggy stock bars. It rides way rougher, but I don't really mind it too much.
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I have the stock bars with a heavy front skid plate and the winch and it did drop down a bit but its still level. It might have been up a little in the front before the winch and skid plate.But for the price of the higher rated bars I would go for em if yours is sagging and u dont mind the rougher ride.
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If you've added 300lbs or more.. 1=rated bars should be fine.
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It is probably pushing 200
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Level II's are the heaviest of Rangers and they come from the factory with #1 bars. However, some non Level II 4x4s also come with #1's - it depends on option content. So it is not unreasonable to run them on your 4x4 Supercab, especially with the extra weight hung on the front end.
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Yeah I was guessing that I had #1's before I looked since it is 4x4 supercab with a 4.0, but I guess not. I'm thinking this is going to be my next mod. I'll probably put them in when I go home for Thanksgiving unless I get the itch to put them in, in my apt parking lot before then.
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Yeah I was guessing that I had #1's before I looked since it is 4x4 supercab with a 4.0, but I guess not.
The bars are computer selected on the assembly line based on content. Some 4x4 S/C's get 1's, some get B's.
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How can I tell which ones I have?
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How can I tell which ones I have?
Read the cert label on the driver door jamb. There is a spring code - the first 2 digits are the fronts the second 2 are the rears.
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