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Old 01-06-2007
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T Bar Crank Question

How many COMPLETE turns to get maybe 1-1.5'' of clearence. Im guessing probably 4 complete turns.


Mines a 99 Never touched the T Bars, any reccomendations on what i should do, some break away or anything? And wheres the bolt to crank them on the back of the T Bar....Pic would be good too. How hard are these gonna be to turn
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do a search you will have your answer in minutes. I only write this becasue I dont know the answer off the top of my head.
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I dont think ive seen a pic of the exact bolt you have to turn, so doing a search probably wont yeild you a result for that question, though from what I understand its pretty easy to get under the truck and identify what has to be done.

and there is no set amount of turns for a given height change, every ranger is different.
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Maybe this will help.. http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...orsionBar.html

didnt do it exacly like that on mine but should work out for yaz
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i know im way over thinking this procedure, i searched many many threads, some people jack the truck up and crank them, some leave it on the ground (ford reccomended way)....Which do you do, and how do i find the grade of my t bars? i seen that in one post too....I know where to crank them now, im just curious how many cranks to gain like maybe an inch
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i cranked mine about 2.5 inches while it was on the ground. was 5 turns for my truck. just remember to measure each side! and get an allignment afterwards.
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The torsion bar code is the first character in the 'spring' section of the certification label (driver door jamb). Yours is probably one of these:

Torsion bars
(code / combined rating / bar diameter)
1 / 2900 lb / 1.09"
B / 2710 lb / 1.06"
F / 2510 lb / 1.03"
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Ok Cool, i have "B" i think, by the sounds on average people turn them 3-4 full turns, i want basicly 1''
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get you a air impact gun and bottom both bolts out!
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dont forget ull wear your Tbars out faster by torquing them down. ands when they wear out theyll snap. but you wont hafta worry bout that for about 5yrs.
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there cheap to replace though so let them snap and get better ones!


and yes theres a pic og the exact bolt on this site..i remember reading about this its been on the forums about 5000000 times..if you follow the t-bar to the frame youll see that bg casing its in..now right in the middle of the bottom of that theres onle 1 bolt start turning..might want a breaker bar if you dont have an impact!!
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and yes theres a pic og the exact bolt on this site..i remember reading about this its been on the forums about 5000000 times..if you follow the t-bar to the frame youll see that bg casing its in..now right in the middle of the bottom of that theres onle 1 bolt start turning..might want a breaker bar if you dont have an impact!!
there may be a picture, but since its probably in one of the 5000000 posts, and the picture more than likely is not labeled with any type of "search identifying" text, you are looking for the metephorical needle in a hay stack if you search for it,.... i know, ive tried.
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I turned them about 4 turns, i measured it and my drivers side took 2 more turns then the passengers side to get the same measurement on both sides. We checked everything out and it acutually corrected my negative offset on my tires (they wore more on the inside) now there alot closer to normal. Im probably going to get it aligned anyways because i havnt done it the whole time ive owned it
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yea i was under my truck the other day..one bolts in like 1/2 further then the other one..no idea why..but when i get my rcd i wont have to worry about it anymore!
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I just cranked my tbars after doing my oil change today, my driverside maxxed out after 5 complete turns, the passenger side has another half a bolt to go before it would ever bottom out. Oh, and 5 full turns on each side has my truck within an 1/8 of an inch from each other.
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