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Old 07-18-2008
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Icon10 Couple questions...

here is a pic of my truck about 2 years ago..



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the front end has sagged down quite a bit. so i called covington ford today and asked about #1 torsion bars and they quoted me at $65 a piece. but they also told me to bring in my VIN number tomorrow to make sure i'm ordering the right ones, but my truck has B bars. will i need the VIN number off a #1 tbar truck to get them? and i'm also thinking about adding shackles in the rear... would it sit level to the front after the new bars are cranked out??

oh and i have 51,000 miles.. just wondering if i would need new shocks also?
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I already told you yes jeez
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Here's the part numbers for the #1 bars:

F67Z-5B326-FA Pass side
F67Z-5B326-FB Driver side

They are vin number based in ford's computer, so if you provide them with your number, they'll give you B bars. I think RangerExtreme posted his vin for the #1's in gatorblue92's torsion bar thread.

No new shocks needed, but i'd throw on bilstein heavy duty's for hell of it. $240 off ebay.

As for being level, i don't know. Crank the new bars to where you want them, then decide from there. I got 1.5" lift on my 2" belltech chevy shackles.
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alright i ordered the shackles just a second ago, and i'm about to head to good ole covington ford to order the bars... i saw these shocks on ebay..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...3756.m14.l1318

any good??
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GREAT shocks. I had them before the lift went on. Great riding.
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are those the right shocks for my lift.. i know i saw some that said they were for 3" of lift. oh and i used those part numbers to order my new bars. they asked, "may I please ask where you found our part numbers?" I said, "uhhh, good guess?". haha.
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LOL! lol....dealers usually work off vin numbers...sucks....but....hey....the numbers came the god of rangerness, a VERY reputable source, Rwenzing. But hey...you can always PM RangerExtreme for his VIN, he's got #1's stock, so does TrePaul86.

As long as they say 98+ 4x4 ranger, your good to go. Bilstein doesn't make longer shocks for our applications.
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As long as they say 98+ 4x4 ranger, your good to go. Bilstein doesn't make longer shocks for our applications.
i am running some f250 rear shocks in mine... i got the same ones as Andy (roach)

order 2 of BE5-2794-H0 & order 2 of BE5-2816-H0

Summit part # BSN-F4BE52794H0 and BSN-F4BE52816H0

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I have been running my truck for a few years with the bars cranked, and at max crank the front and back are pretty much level. I would not add anything to the rear to lift it if you want the front and back equally level because the back is a perfect height stock to match to the front.
Also recently my tires have been wearing badly, i'm guessing because of the crank, so I lowered it a bit to lessen the damages.

Awesome wheels and truck by the way!
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i am running some f250 rear shocks in mine... i got the same ones as Andy (roach)

order 2 of BE5-2794-H0 & order 2 of BE5-2816-H0

Summit part # BSN-F4BE52794H0 and BSN-F4BE52816H0
are these shocks longer than stock or could i put them on a stock height with t-bar crank truck
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