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anybody got these?

i was searching ebay for a lift for the ranger and come across these torsion bars
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from what i can see it gives you the same effect as doing a T-BAR crank.
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crank the bars... looks the same to me
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^^^ ???
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No. Those Keys will re-index your bars and give you more lift. The Keys I had fabbed were of the same design, but 30degrees negative of what the keys your looking at are. Mine DROPPED whereas those will LIFT.

They should work BUT, you'll stress your current bars a lot more.

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No. Those Keys will re-index your bars and give you more lift. The Keys I had fabbed were of the same design, but 30degrees negative of what the keys your looking at are. Mine DROPPED whereas those will LIFT.

They should work BUT, you'll stress your current bars a lot more.

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Not to sound dumb, but what this boils down to is that either the keys or a crank will give you the lift, but either way you are adding extra stress to the bars and prob. most of the front suspension parts?
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yah..we're all basically f'd..

torsion bars are easy to work with, but a pain in the *** to actually use...

i got so pissed...i was watchin Trucks! ans stacey was takeing a stock toyota tundra out wheeling....DAMN! his front suspension actually bounced and flexed, as he went over bumps, the ride screamed COMFORTABLE!" i swear that out t-bars are somehow just welded in....the ride feels like it, especially when u get off road....DAMN!!!

sorry....i really hate my ride quality right now...
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thanks for crying with/for me man

i need coilovers...i dont care about a gain in height...i just wanna better ride....
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this has been covered many times

unless you plan on stuffing a large V8 or installing a snow plow on your truck these are useless!
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Our t-bar sla does move/flex as you drive brent. You just obviously can't see the suspension working when your driving. I don't think a 'yota will ride much smoother than a ranger.
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i dont know man....i dont think the tbars move at all

i've been off roading in other vehicles with springs...they seems to be a lot smoother...or, not as "choppy"..in my truck its like "BUMP!! HOLY SH*T!! BAM!!! BUMP!!!OUCH!!!" but in theres it was like "yeah.......that thing back there......that was a bump.....lets go read some poetry"
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haha ...
it moves... just not that much lol
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maybe 3.2334 millimeters
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Not to sound dumb, but what this boils down to is that either the keys or a crank will give you the lift, but either way you are adding extra stress to the bars and prob. most of the front suspension parts?
You are correct, thus I webnt to ' B' code bars when I lowered mine to compensate for rigidity and lifespan. To be honest.. My truck came aith w 4.0, extra cab and ' F ' rated bars ( weakes of the lot ) . Why.. I dunno

The ' B ' series are much better. If your replacing the keys for lift and don't have 1's already, I would suggest getting a set of ' 1 ' rated bars ( personal suggestion ) .

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I do have the 1 bars now, but am still unable to convince myself that either the new keys or crank for that matter, are worth it. I plan to keep my truck for quite a while longer and am just worried that the little bit of lift I would get will affect the rest of the front end and cause premature wear on everything else.
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lets see i'm on my third set of lowers and second upper on one side at 25K
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Take the sway bar off, it rides better, but body roll increases alot.
The other day I took mine off and took a ride around the town and through a grass field, rode alot smoother. But on the highway, the sway bar is needed, it rolls alot. I put it back on when I got home 20min later.
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