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Icon7 #1 Torsion Bars

so I got my bars installed today and it really helped. i say i got the front end back up 1.5". It feels so much different in the drivers seat.. The front end really isn't too stiff, plus I could've cranked them way more. I'll get a pic soon
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Now you've got me curious how much it'd help my 01. How much do they run?
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Freddie just do it. Justin (the guy you got your muffler from) can get them for about $105.
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I might..
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hell yeah cam! I told ya would like 'em!
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How hard are they to install? Any special tools required?
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You'll need the torsion bar puller, you might be able to use another tool though I don't know.
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How do they affect alignment and tire wear?
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You need to get it aligned afterward
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they dont effect alignment.......you are replaceing a factory bar w/ a factory bar. i would suggest an an alignment just because. Whenever doing anything suspension like that....it'sa smart idea. Maybe I should take my own advice....


what the #1 bars do.....well let me back up. First you must see what bars you have currently. Look at your door tag under the SPR. Should say something like BBCC or 11kk or BBKK. First digits are the front spring rate....if it says 1, you already have #1's.

What the #1 bars provide....is a firmer ride, less sag, and helps keep the 'lift' from cranking the bars. Honestly.....#1 bar combined with a fat sidewall....rides AWESOME! I've got 20k on my #1 bars.....and no sag as of yet.

For Joe Schmo on the street, it'd run him about $60-70 per bar. You must search this forum for the proper part number....you can't just go to ford and order #1 bars....they are VIN # based....so either have #1 bar #'s or have a VIN from a truck with #1 bars.

All you'd need is about a 12" C-clamp. That's what I used.....that's pretty much what the 'special' torsion bar unloader tool is.


Search the forum kiddies....there's vins and tons of info about this on the site.....i say this because i think a thread you'd find is from me! lol.
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Ill check my doorjam after work thanks guys!
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They will be a lot stiffer, but I think if you have a 4.0 and ext cab you should have them no matter.

Then heavy *** bumper, skid plates ect ect. A must haha
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I know my FX4 Offroad has the B bars, I was thinking about putting #1 bars on mine, but first I want to crank my B bars and let them show sag.
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Generally....i think it's safe to say....4x4 4.0L Xcabs all came with either B bars or 1 bars.

Mine came with B's....trevor's xlt and scotty's edge came with 1's. Those trucks are autos....maybe that had something to do with it? IDK.
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Mine is an Auto FX4 Off Road with B bars!
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FX4 OR right? yep...regualr old XLT 4x4. lol.

The L2's all got #1's.

It's a toss up...it's weird really. idk what the difference is between which trucks got B's and which got 1's. lol.
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nothing, just whatever bar was closest at the time haha
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...so what about Mazdas?

I have a 4.0 5 spd 4x4

Whats the difference between a 1 and B?
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"Whats the difference between a 1 and B?"

Twist rating. 1 is harder to twist then B .
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ah,okay. would it be safe to assume my mazda would most likely have one of these two?
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Mine's a Sport reg. cab 4x4 with 4.0 and for some reason Ford decided to stick me with F's. Not too mention they didn't give me my 4.10's as ordered either. I think i'm gonna switch to #1's after the first of the year.
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crazymikey... to your question i would say yes you do.
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Just for comparison I have a 2005 Extended Cab Edge 4X4 4.0L Automatic and the door tag says I have #1 bars already !!
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mines a 04 4x4 scab and it says BK under SPR...i have searched the threads and there are a crap load that came up with # 1 torsion bars so could you list the number to get the bars???
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mines a 04 4x4 scab and it says BK under SPR...i have searched the threads and there are a crap load that came up with # 1 torsion bars so could you list the number to get the bars???
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=torsion+bars
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