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Old 06-17-2009
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yet another tbar crank question!

lol so i know this has been beaten with a stick over and over, but my question is..is it okay to use an impact if i'm maxing them out anyways? is there a point to where the bolt stops turning?
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mine went all the way till the head of the bolt so i see no problem using an impact wrench as long as you watch so you dont go too far
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Not a good idea...risk stripping the threads on that threaded block....and if it decides to strip out while driving, bad things are sureto happen. I'm talkin' driverside sinks 3" while driving, tearing up other components, takes out your fender and bumper, you know...stuff likethat...


Although...I will say I used an impact to level the truck out after the superlift install....just to get proper height. Plus...you wont be maxing out both sides anyway...only the driverside.

There is a point where the bolt will stop turning....this 'block' has threads in it for the adjustment bolt...adjust it all the way up, the bolt head will stop against the 'block' and no more.

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why wouldn't i max out both sides?
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ever heard of the ranger lean? ever looked at your adjustment bolts currently? That is...unless you like the 2" higher passenger side vs driver side...
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ever heard of the ranger lean? ever looked at your adjustment bolts currently? That is...unless you like the 2" higher passenger side vs driver side...
You said it wrong. Its called the "Ranger Gangsta Lean."
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You said it wrong. Its called the "Ranger Gangsta Lean."
Fo sho' my negro!


Ranger Lean = Gas Tank, Battery, & Driver all on one side - the drivers side of the vehicle needs some extra oomph to help negate the lean common with all that extra weight, several hundred pounds more on teh drivers side alone.
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If you look at your adjustment bolts currently, the driver side is cranked about 1/2"-9/16" deeper than the passenger side.
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the bolt stops when you bottom it out. I used an impact on mine.

How will you know they are even if you use an impact ?

I drove mine all the way in. Don't do it ! It rides like crap. It rides like it has a fixed suspension.
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the bolt stops when you bottom it out. I used an impact on mine.

How will you know they are even if you use an impact ?

I drove mine all the way in. Don't do it ! It rides like crap. It rides like it has a fixed suspension.
Because it nearly does. Why people still do this mystifies me.
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ever heard of the ranger lean? ever looked at your adjustment bolts currently? That is...unless you like the 2" higher passenger side vs driver side...
I maxed both so it would sit level. Iono why but I guess the spring rate on the passenger's side is lower or something.

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Because it nearly does. Why people still do this mystifies me.
negative. It's more stiff, but it doesn't bottom out anymore when off road and I have less body roll in the corners. I like it better.
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