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LOL. OP said the truck was too stiff with F-bars. And he went out and put in #1's!!?!?!?? LOL!! What'd he expect?


Love my #1's on my 4.0 4dr 4x4.
When did I say F bars were to stiff?
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I plan on installing #1 bars in my regular cab next spring..

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LOL. OP said the truck was too stiff with F-bars. And he went out and put in #1's!!?!?!?? LOL!! What'd he expect?

its called stupidity. some people think trucks should ride like cars. reason why companys have been making unibody prototype trucks to achieve a smooth ride.. aka WANNABE trucks
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When did I say F bars were to stiff?
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No I dont think you quite understand the difference in F bars and #1 bars on a 2wd reg cab ranger. It rode stiff before but now its just a wagon.
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Never said it was too stiff but whatever.....
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Weight makes a huge difference in ride. Nevertheless, coilover's are the way to go if a good ride is important.
Exactly...plus a longer wheel base never hurts either.

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I thought my Rangers (other then my 88 and 89) rode like a car. I always joked they were just a taurus front welded to a truck frame. They feel Like a late 60's to 80's mopar car to me, Probably cause they are the same suspension design.

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I thought my Rangers (other then my 88 and 89) rode like a car. I always joked they were just a taurus front welded to a truck frame. They feel Like a late 60's to 80's mopar car to me, Probably cause they are the same suspension design.

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The coil sprung front ends ride just like a car. Torsion bar setups are a little different.
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it rides rough cuz you went from weak f bars to the siffest bars you can get, just gonna have to get used to the ride
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Never said it was too stiff but whatever.....
All I'm saying is what did you expect? You went from the weakest bars to the strongest bars. Duh, of course it's gonna ride like a tank or "wagon". It's like having a bed that you just sink all the way into. You get a new mattress that when you lay on it, doesn't compress at all. Same theory.
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The coil sprung front ends ride just like a car. Torsion bar setups are a little different.
I know this, I have only Owned 4X4 rangers. My level II had #1 bars and it rode like a car to me. My Dodge rides like a truck. I still stand by the Taurus welded to a truck frame. My Impala had a stiffer ride.

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All I'm saying is what did you expect? You went from the weakest bars to the strongest bars. Duh, of course it's gonna ride like a tank or "wagon". It's like having a bed that you just sink all the way into. You get a new mattress that when you lay on it, doesn't compress at all. Same theory.
Shane? did you get a new bed and ill from lack of sleep? LMAO!!!!!
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My Fox reservoirs do a terrific job of soaking up the torsion bar's shortcomings..
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