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4x4 2" front lift?

is there any way to lift the front about 2" WITHOUT cranking the t-bars?
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Only a body lift. You can get reindexed torsion bar keys, but that is exactly the same thing as cranking the torsion bars.
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so other than having to get it aligned and having a little stiffer ride i shouldnt have any other problems if i crank the t-bars right?
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I dont understand why people are so scared to crank them
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I dont understand why people are so scared to crank them


the only thing i could think of is that the front end parts wear out a very slight, tad bit faster from the added stress...
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If you do crank them too much it can hurt you offroad cause the suspension will be to stiff to flex over hills,rocks,ect. Thats the reason I de-cranked mine.
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im not afraid to i just dont know much about torsion bar supension

also, about how much "tad bit" faster will they wear out? im not gonna be replacing stuff every 10k if i do am i ?
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If you do crank them too much it can hurt you offroad cause the suspension will be to stiff to flex over hills,rocks,ect. Thats the reason I de-cranked mine.
i dont wanna crank them alot i just dont like the tail in the air stance that rangers have so just enough to level it out a bit
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i dont wanna crank them alot i just dont like the tail in the air stance that rangers have so just enough to level it out a bit

I cranked mine 6 turns and that too much,as long as you dont go over 4 turns you will br fine.
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well i guess i call to see if i can get an alignment done today and if i can i'll go crank em

EDIT: what exactly is one crank? one full circle?
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easy way is get some White Out and make a mark on the torsion bar housing and make a mark on your socket. Thats the easiest way to keep up with your turns....and yes one full turn = 1 crank
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well i called a place on town and i have an two hours to crank em and go down there

thanks for the help
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Good luck man!
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not true i turned both mine all the way and its fine,, stiffer ride but i like it.. crank those bad boys jack it up looks sexier from front
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okay so, my passenger side is sitting lower than my driver side even when i cranked them all the way so i messed around with it for a bit and put them back to the mark for stock and it still leans so im gonna mess with it tommowrow
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DOes anyone have any pics of a leveled out ranger?

i was wondering what mine will look like cause im thinkin abot buyin a 2 inch leveling kit? and what size tire would you prefer?
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what year truck?
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anyways insted of starting another thread, so i have decided F*** the t-bar crank i have a bit of money in the bank and have a nice chunk of tax return coming back so...... a camburg may be coming REAL soon i hope but

any idea how hard it is to install the entry level 6.0 lift? i searched but didnt see any thing about how hard it is
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i herd about people buying a 4 inch front suspension and 2 inch back. why couldnt you do that?
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isnt the camburg a 2wd kit?
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isnt the camburg a 2wd kit?
yeah i found that out about 20 min after i asked i was looking closer at the pics on the camburg site

anyways im done pissin around with the small stuff ive been reading up on sas' so you can guess whats coming next unless i cheap out(which is more than likely) and go with the superlift until i have everything for the sas and have a little more "know how" about it
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i herd about people buying a 4 inch front suspension and 2 inch back. why couldnt you do that?
because i want the truck level
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bringing my own thread back

ok i have decided to crank the t-bars for the 2" until i get my taxes back, i have searched for almost an hour now and have found what i need to know about it BUT

i read that its best to loosen the upper control arm, does anyone have any pics of it so i know exactly what im looking for and can they be loosened with the truck on the ground since im gonna try it with out raising the truck
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only one person says this that would be Mark "04 edge" PM him.. be he would be glad someone wants to do it his way...
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well i sent a pm 3 or 4 days ago, no reply so i guess ill crank em anyways


and i guess i wont be doing a sas or superlift anytime soon since i found out today i owe 250 into taxes so i guess the t-bar crank is gonna have to do for now
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