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Anything I need to consider before I crank my torsion bars?

I plane on cranking the Torsion bars to help level out the truck a little. It's completely stock suspension wise. I read and re-read the article on rangerpowersports.com regarding the torsion bar crank. Is there anything I need to take into consideration before I start wrencing on the torsion bars? I figure you guys that have done it before could give me a few pointers if you have any. Thanks!
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I mesured the distance from the top of the tire to the fender before just to see how much lift it got me..
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I plan on getting some tires for the truck soon. Should I do it before I get the tires and then have them align it or should I wait till after and then take it back it have it aligned?
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crank them first, new tires, then alignment.
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ditto what zach said. After you crank them you need to drive a little to let them settle. Measure both sides afterwards so you can adjust it if it's not level.
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cool thanks guys.
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When you Crank them dont you have to install a camber/castor cams kit so the wheels will be aligned properly?
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One thing I never understood about cranking the bars is a lot of members have reported their t-bars sagging after a year. Honestly...whats the point if its gonna sag in just a year? Can you re-crank them again?
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One thing I never understood about cranking the bars is a lot of members have reported their t-bars sagging after a year. Honestly...whats the point if its gonna sag in just a year? Can you re-crank them again?
when you crank them, most of the time they are maxed out. When they are like that, they tend to give you a firm ride... Then, they wear out prematurly
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What if you don't crank them full? Will they still sag early?
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I havent heard... but i would guess that if you only wanted to level the ride, it wouldnt go as fast...
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