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33's?

if i crank up my toursion bars will i have room for 33'S? I already got 32 with a 3 inch body lift????
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if you got an 01-up edge. I don't know about any others. I'll be buying 33s about mid december
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I got a 1996 ext cab 4x4
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Wait for Zach stone to get on here, he'll know.
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96, so no torsions. You'r 4x4 with a 3" bodylift. Yes, You can fit 33" tires on there.
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uhhhh...didn't catch that...Have you even looked underneath your truck or are we both wrong?
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dumb *** question!? whats the bars look like?? I think i do
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uhhhh...didn't catch that...Have you even looked underneath your truck or are we both wrong?
Torsions weren't added until 1998 when they got rid of the Twin I-Beam setup and went to the coilover / Torsion bar set up.
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so i guess thats a no? ok i just get the 4 inch lift then
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wow, good thing I asked.
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Your trucks front end should have beams that look similar to this correct?
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yes they do look like that just not as extream to fit 33's you can use a 2" front leveling block if the front is sagged and a body lift
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I already got 2" leveling kit on it
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I already got 2" leveling kit on it
ok i didnt know that put the stats of your truck in your signature so we know when answering technical questions ok...

now just add a 3" body lift on the truck and if you get new wheels use a 15x8 and dont go over a 3.75 back spacing on the wheels you might run into problems
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he said at the top he's got a 3" BL
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Get extended I-Beams, 16" King C/O's in the front running on 15" limit straps and put 35"s with Glass
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i edit my sign now. But yes I got a 3 inch body with 2 inch leveling kit. 32" tires
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Your trucks front end should have beams that look similar to this correct?
1. I think that is a 2WD truck
B. no way that thing has torsion bars - not with that much travel
III. you would not have torsion bars and front coils from the factory (ever) on a Ranger
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1. I think that is a 2WD truck
B. no way that thing has torsion bars - not with that much travel
III. you would not have torsion bars and front coils from the factory (ever) on a Ranger
I like your systematic approach to numbering Neil

I thought pre-97s had TTB? I suppose I'm wrong tho. What years were they that had TTB?
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80s some to 97 were ttb with coils

98 and up is ifs with torsion bars, but the xlt(2wd) has coils.
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I believe that TTB = twin traction beam and deals with the drive system and not the suspension
modern XL and 2WD XLT Rangers have coil springs, but no torsion bars
you might find a torsion bar Ranger with modification giving it coil over shocks and they could still be running the original T-bars
some day - god willing and the tide does not rise too high I will convert to the RCD suspenion and leave the T-Bars behind
RCD uses a coil over suspension that is strong enough to keep the front end up

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yeah, 2500 bucks...ha! well, at least for us 2wd edge folks. you FX4ers got it easy.
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81-97 2wd had TIB (twin i beam)
91-97 4wd had TTB (twin traction beam)

both were coil sprung with radius arms coming off the pivot arm(s).

u could fit 33s with a 3" BL but the 2" leveling kit up front helps with ride and handling.

torsion bars were a 1998+ thing.
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1. I think that is a 2WD truck
B. no way that thing has torsion bars - not with that much travel
III. you would not have torsion bars and front coils from the factory (ever) on a Ranger
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