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cranked the t-bars. can you see a difference?

im pretty sure its noticeable...

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Hey Ty. Yeah you can definatly notice the difference. I like the black bar. Looks good. Wasn't sure how the black next to the chrome grill would look, but I like it.
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i can tell a small difference -- love the color on chrome!
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sweet!

yeah i was worried about the black bar at first too, but i think it looks good coming up from under a black valance.

kind of makes it flow imo
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you have to go to the alignment shop?
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eh not sure yet

but im sure it couldnt hurt.
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Nice truck dude! Throw a superlift on there and its my silver twin with square foglights!
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ya do the alignment, after about 1,000 miles i noticed some funky wear going on.... mines an 08' as well, and i barely got 1.25" of lift from a full crank.... but it does look better than stock IMO.

How much did you crank them?
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Man thats one sharp lookin Ranger!!
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Looks great! I'm gonna go crank mine tomorrow, I'm still not totally level. Love the bull bar!
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dont remember how much i cranked em..

but it looks like i got just over an inch of lift in the front. which was all i was really looking for.

the rear still sits a TINY bit higher. which is fine, because i do some towing here and there.

im lovin it though.

and hopefully, we'll be getting some nasty rain this weekend, which means i get to go play in the mud
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are they cranked to the max? if they are, it's not much. when i first cranked mine, i could get over 4 inches out of mine. the front was sitting about 2+ inches higher than the rear! so, i brought it down level with the rear. it seems like the newer rangers T-Bars aren't as adjustable as the older ones.
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how do you do this and what tools do you need ..... maybe i can crank em the other way and lower the truck a bit for free
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A ratchet and 13mm socket. You should be able to lower them without jacking it up. Make sure to get your alignment checked afterward.
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do you guys have pictures of what i turn ... i feel like a total noob but im new to trucks ... had hondas till now.
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Yeah let me find the thread

Here we go, pics are in here https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ighlight=crank
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yep its super easy

much easier then i thought

sprayed some penetrating wrench (as its called) on there. and attacked it an hour later with a huge breaker bar and it was easy as pie.
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Looks alot better...
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