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Hit curb 01 ranger edge need help!!

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Hit curb 01 ranger edge need help!!

Ok so it snowed bad 2 days ago and some bitch hit me and i slid right into a curb strsight on going about 20mph. Both front of my wheels are almost touching my wheel wells! And are kinda tilted. Got it home. Took tires off. And nothing is broke! I expected to see a broken lower ball joint on each side! Nope. Everything is together and in tact. As soon as i let the jack down. And let the truck bavk on yhe ground, it looks like the front end is lowered. Both sides sagging. Its like the torsion bars arent there or something the way it looks. It sags all the way until the a arm bumpers touvh the lower control arms. Anybody got any ideas??? I gotta look tommorow in the daylight again. Looked this evening in yhe dark with some led lights but still. Im stumped. The frame doesnt look twisted or snything. Shocks, sway bar links, tie rids, ball joint are all mounted and intact. Same for the control arms. Dont look bent or anything. 01 ranger edge 4x4 4.0. Idk if it bent the torsion bars maybe. Or maybe they just need reset. Or are the shocks blown out??? Even if they were wont the torsion bars still hold the front end up??? Any hel0 would be appreciated. I am pretty good with cars. But this had me stumped. Thanks
 
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Check the back of the torsion bar, where the torsion key is. That is where tension is set on the torsion bars, and if something went wrong back there, it could set the truck down on the bump-stops. If you can get pics of the front of the truck that show the angle of the suspension, that may help us figure out what is going on.
 
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I'll post pics soon, and yes on the passenger side the torsion bar sticking out of the lower control arm about 1 inch. But the driver side is flush. And both wheels r sagging hitting the bump stop.
 
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Here r some pics. Ill tske some of underneath later. Only thing i see is the pass side t-bar is sticking put a half inch from the lower a arm. But still. Driver side nothing looks wrong or nothing is broke either on either side.


 
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that to me almost looks like the whole front suspension/axle is shifted WAY to the driver's side. I would check all frame mounts for damage. I would not be surprised if the frame is bent
 
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Probably totaled considering the cost to fix it correctly.

The torsion bar keys may be broken, along with the adjuster bolts. OR the hex in the control arms may be "egged" out.. Either of which would let it droop like it is. But that drivers tire being so close to the back of the fender makes me think it's pretty much totaled. Lower a-arms could be bent, along with their mounts.. You're gonna have to take it to a competent shop and have them evaluate it.



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Yep, had a body shop look today. Frame is bent. exactly what i was expecting to hear. 1200 to fix. Im thinking about doing a coilover conversion. And get rid of the torsion bars. Since the frames bent. Maybe add 2 inch lift in the front then get it aligned when done. Would least be able to drive ththe truck after that. Shop told me it would work or i could bag it. Which i don't wanna do. Rather just do coilovers with 2 inch lift. It would prob sit at normal height after that. Motor and everything still good to go. What u guys think.
 
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Yep, it doesn't take much to tweak the rear control arm mounts on these trucks. I tweaked mine years ago on a stump that was hidden in a mudhole. Luckily mine wasn't bad enough to drop the suspension, but it did knock the toe out in a pretty bad way and crack my rack and pinion housing.
 
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Yea its fixable. Im gunna get it fixed. Couple buddies own a body shop. Prob get done for 500 or so. I dont reqlly wanna tske a loss and total it out. Then try and find another ranger. I got a deal on this truck anyhow. If i gotta put 500 in it so be it. First shop actually quoted me 1200 to fix. Lol im thinking 5 to 800 tops. 1200 hes nuts. But it was jus a random shop up the street also.
 
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Definitely shop around and average out the quotes. Just remember, the cheapest quote isn't always the best quote.
 
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