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How can i level out my front end

I have a 2003 Mazda B300 Dual sport with torsion bars that is stock. I want to lift the front so it will be level witht the back but dont know the best route to take. also would like to know what size tires to go with once level. Can anybody help??
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Crank them T bars up man, that will level it out and its free! You can run either 31s or 32s with the bars cranked. I would suggest 32 x 11.50
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Would i need new shock and or the torsion keys to do that?
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nope dont need new shocks. you dont need anything cept a breaker bar. There is a how to on the site to adjust the bars.
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since cranking the t-bars gives you horrible ride quality you could check out the offroad wherehouse coilover conversion kit which levels your truck.
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Yep, crank those t-bars a few turns and you'll have that front end leveled out in no time. Now for the nitty gritty. Cranking those t-bars DO add premature wear on the ball joints over time, also, you MAY need an alignment after cranking them. You don't want to eat up your meats due to incorrect alignment.

Other then that though, it's a quick easy to do mod and it's FREE*!!!


*FREE (not including the price of a breaker bar, an alignment, ball joint replacement down the road, installing larger tires, realizing you should do a body lift, afterthought of double lifting, getting evern larger tires, new rims, and the extra cost of totally modding the hell out of your truck.)
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Yep, crank those t-bars a few turns and you'll have that front end leveled out in no time. Now for the nitty gritty. Cranking those t-bars DO add premature wear on the ball joints over time, also, you MAY need an alignment after cranking them. You don't want to eat up your meats due to incorrect alignment.

Other then that though, it's a quick easy to do mod and it's FREE*!!!


*FREE (not including the price of a breaker bar, an alignment, ball joint replacement down the road, installing larger tires, realizing you should do a body lift, afterthought of double lifting, getting evern larger tires, new rims, and the extra cost of totally modding the hell out of your truck.)

Im in the process of doing this today with my 04 FX4 level II, I dont mean to highjack the thread, just adding a little to it.

When I do this, can I jack up one tire at a time, or will both have to be done. Also, I really don't have the time, or the $50 if thats even what it would be to get things aligned today, is that a big deal, can I get it done, say in a month?
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since cranking the t-bars gives you horrible ride quality you could check out the offroad wherehouse coilover conversion kit which levels your truck.
If anybody has ever expected anything better than a terrible ride quality from our trucks in stock form they're crazy. Don't spend the money on the coil-over kit just to level the truck. Crank your torsion bars a couple of turns and get a front end alignment and you'll be good to go.
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If anybody has ever expected anything better than a terrible ride quality from our trucks in stock form they're crazy. Don't spend the money on the coil-over kit just to level the truck. Crank your torsion bars a couple of turns and get a front end alignment and you'll be good to go.
I could deal with my last rangers ride quality before the bars were cranked... after i did it, not a chance. I would never crank t bars again..
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honestly after cranking the bars the ride isnt that bad. Now if you think you truck is supposed to ride like a caddy then well you wont like the ride. Mine have been cranked 1.5 for 2 years now and to be honest i dont see that much of a difference in ride.
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I never got an alignment after I cranked my bars, Mine didn't need one.
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I never got an alignment after I cranked my bars, Mine didn't need one.
you know what. i didnt get one either. there was no need on my truck either.
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Im still stuck, I cannot get those nuts to move, no more broken bits, but man. Wonder how much a shop would charge me to do this.
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