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# 1 tbars questions

what do number 1 torsion bars do for a 2001+ 4x4 ranger? mine is a 2001 with cranked t bars and i was wondering if it helps front end sag. im thinking about putting a custom winch bumper on it and wanna keep my current ride height. how do i check to see what i currently have?
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+1 bars are stiffer therefor give you a stiffer ride. If you are going to do a custom winch bumper and a winch I would get them if you don't already have them. To tell if you have them or not, look at your door sticker. Where is this door sticker I speak of? Drivers side, by the door jam.
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what do i look for on the door sticker
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On the bottom of the sticker there will be something that says "SPR" below that will be something like "BK" (that's what mine says because I have B-bars). Go out and read yours and then tell me what it says. 99% sure you have b-bars. But I don't have any info on your truck.
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So what does 1K mean then?
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That you have #1 bars.
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So what does 1K mean then?
1 is your front bars, k is for the rear pack
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Oh yea, thanks Carl. I should've mentioned what the second character on the door sticker meant.
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Carl ive got 1K so looks like i already have number 1 bars. sweet. that being said how about the rears? whats the specs on a k code spring? and would it better to get exploere springs and swap? Rangercrazy07 and i put explorer springs on his ranger and i couldnt tell any difference in the spring height between the ranger and explorer packs. the difference was in the leaf retainer clamp locations
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Here's a summary of the springs that were listed for TB Rangers in 2003. Other late models are probably similar:

Torsion bars
(label code / combined capacity / nominal bar diameter)
1 / 2900 lb / 1.09"
B / 2710 lb / 1.06"
F / 2510 lb / 1.03"

Leaf springs
(label code / combined capacity / leaf pack thickness at axle / number of leaves)
C / 2750 lb / 1.82" / 4
F / 2600 lb / 1.64" / 4
K / 2550 lb / 1.60" / 4
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mike mine has the A3 under the SPR code on my door idk if we can swap the packs but lets look into it
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