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front end lift

im new to this site i got an 03 ranger edge 2wd on friday and the back is 2 inches higher can i lift it high enough with the torsion bars to level it or if not at least look better and on the driver side torsion bar it looks like the bolt has already be tightend all the way in but the passenger side is about 2 inches out is there a way to fix that
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well if one bolt is all the way in, then your gonna need to replace that drivers side torsion bar becasue it's obviously sagged alot
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how much do torsion bars usually run
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No. Your fine!!! I have a 2004 Ranger 2wd Edge. After i bought the truck brand new, i saw exactly what you see now. My drivers side bolt was alot different from my passenger side bolt. So i went to Ford and asked them about it. They said that it was fine, and completely normal. So, actually about a year after that, i cranked my torsion bars. I have always heard never to crank them more than 2-3 inches. I think it was about 5 complete turns on the bolts, and my truck was leveled out. The ride is a little stiffer, but i think it makes it feel a little more off-roady. Know what i mean??? Oh, before you crank the t-bars, make sure you get the truck off the ground first, i.e. put it on a lift or on jack stands. Hey, have fun and send us pics and tell us how you like it. Later.
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I forgot to add something. For that Drivers side bolt, just use an extention, and you wont have any problems! Anymore questions, just ask.
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Crank Em Up!
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that or some companys make 2 inch front coil spacers too.
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that or some companys make 2 inch front coil spacers too.
Edge models have torsion bars not coil springs
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^ sorry didnt realize it was an edge.
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To reduce the stiffer ride, ditch the sway bar...unless you strictly do mall and curb crawlin...then its not worth the added risk of more understeer and body roll.
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