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Corrected Ride Height on 2008-2009

Here are some pics of the out come, and some measurements.

Before -32.75

After - 34.5

This is puting it back to the factory setting, not cranking them.

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Also installed #1 bars at the same time, what a diffrence!

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Looks better.

You got the difference from just putting in different bars With no crank?
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Much better man,
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Nice work!
Where did you get your parts... Braiden or Edwards?
I would love to get this done. Do it yourself?
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Looks a lot better. What kind of dog is that in the last pic?
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What Dallis did, was put in '07 older style keys, and I assume he also swapped in 07 and older rear 2.5" blocks. '08 Keys are clocked differently a few degrees, and in the back theyve got 1.5" blocks.


DALLIS!! AWSOME!! What!?!?? No comparo pics of the keys?? You need to post this info in the '08 get to the bottom of this thread...
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How does it ride? Do you think you could get the same amount of lift by just changing to the 2005 adjusters? Nice job!
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What Dallis did, was put in '07 older style keys, and I assume he also swapped in 07 and older rear 2.5" blocks. '08 Keys are clocked differently a few degrees, and in the back theyve got 1.5" blocks.


DALLIS!! AWSOME!! What!?!?? No comparo pics of the keys?? You need to post this info in the '08 get to the bottom of this thread...
i have not been keeping up with that thread but i initially figured it was the keys.

Looks great. anyone figure out why they did this? the true answer? Also how did it align?
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Ford being stupid and screwing '08+'s? lol.






'08+ torsion bar trucks....click link below(if you dont already know about the thread)....
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=70142
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What Dallis did, was put in '07 older style keys, and I assume he also swapped in 07 and older rear 2.5" blocks. '08 Keys are clocked differently a few degrees, and in the back theyve got 1.5" blocks.


DALLIS!! AWSOME!! What!?!?? No comparo pics of the keys?? You need to post this info in the '08 get to the bottom of this thread...
So I got the right keys then i just need the better bars?
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'08 they changed the keys to lower the trucks. the LCAs are completely flat on those trucks. So I assume you have the 'right' keys.
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I may just get the #1 bars mine after awhile starts to drop down and I have to crank again
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i have not been keeping up with that thread but i initially figured it was the keys.

Looks great. anyone figure out why they did this? the true answer? Also how did it align?
I think they did this when they revised the front bumper valance in 08 to claim to get better gas milage. Changed the keys to lower the front to make it a little more aero dym to.

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Dallis.....


Could you post this info in the other thread, please? Your pics, your measurements, etc.

Could you also put a shot like this that shows your Lower Control Arm(LCA) angle?....
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Im not at my place right now. but i will do that tomorrow for sure, camera and computer werent getting alone to well for some reason.

RangerNewF:

I actually got them from Dougs Auto Parts, yes they are used i paid 150 Bucks for the bars and keys.


RangerNDog:

Thats my Bull Mastiff.

Tanker:

Just puting in the adjusters should get the lift, i just did the bars since i had them out.

Fx4wannabe01

I will and did get some comparo pics, but like i said camera and comp werent getting along, and i had to go. I will get a front pick like that , everything went smooth, not one hickup.

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OH and i dont have a block in the back yet......getting the shackle and puting that in, should be here next wensday ( long weekend)

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looks good. Do you plan to crank the Tbars a bit now?
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Gotcha. Thanks man.
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i am going to try thr keys out of my 01 mazda and i already got the 2.5 blocks. i have 2" blocks out of the mazda, i am not using them. if anyone needs them u can have them.
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Wonder what Dallis is up too?

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DallyBoy, whered you get these Ford factory torsion keys? I cant find em anywhere on the net...

I only see the crappy aftermarket keys that f up the ball joints
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Keith....i may have an extra set for ya...gotta pull 'em first.
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hey , glad to hear you guys got it narrowed down!! defiantly stoked to get this prekey mod installed .. only question i have is can someone confirm the part ##s?? i had my dad check out the ##s with the local dealership and i cant exactly remember what he said ( go figure ) , but they claimed they werent ford part ##s just serial ##s or some bs along those lines??! help!
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hey guys, sorry about not being on much, my comp is down and im at my GF's place right now and dont have the pictures on this one.

Hey billy, the numbers for the keys are the ride height forum:

08/04/2003- part number is F5775B328B
- my price in CND is $84.00 ea.

06/04/2007- part number is 8L575B328A
- my price in CND is $36.00 ea.


in my opinion , phone the wreckers and recyclers in your area, there much cheaper then from the dealer. i did the #1 bar and key install at the same time, deffinatly worth the extra money, and you have them all apart already.

there a Ford dealership item only, or like i said above....wreckers.

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