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How much torsion bar adjustment needed?

I like a little rake on my trucks but the factory rake on my 2004 Ranger 4x4 is too much. How much adjustment do I need on the torsion bars to bring the front up to closer match the rear ride height (with a slight rake still)?

In your experience how much would this affect toe (which I have the tools to adjust) + camber and caster (which I am sure are not user adjustable from the factory)?
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I also want enough height to go with maybe a 265/75/16 or 285/75/16 in the future.

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there isnt really a set way to tell... there are different t-bars that lift different amounts... just measure!
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That is what I was going to do. I just wanted to see what everyone's experience has been. I am curious.
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That is what I was going to do. I just wanted to see what everyone's experience has been. I am curious.
from what i remember (this was a while ago) stock was 32 inches in the front and 34 inches in the rear.

id probably crank them an inch
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just remeber when you crank the T-bars the front end will ride harder. adding bigger tires with a crank USUALLY equals it out because of the larger tire. and FYI like i have sayed before 265's will fit with 100% NO crank... 285 MIGHT need like 1-3 cranks if that...more on the side of 1...
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just crank it like 5 turns...thats what i did...and im running 31s
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every truck is different its an adjustment you cant go off the "thats what i did" thoery here...
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^^^^That is what I thought. Thanks! I just wanted to see.
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i cranked mine 1.5" last year, and now i need new upper balljoints. Im not sure if the torsion crank is to blame....
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i cranked mine 1.5" last year, and now i need new upper balljoints. Im not sure if the torsion crank is to blame....
most likely not the stock balljoints suck
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most likely not the stock balljoints suck
edit, heh never mind
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how are they bad is the boot broken or its just sloppy the main problem with stock balljoints is there not geaseable so when they start drying up your screwed...
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when my truck was on the lift last week, the mechanic shook the wheel about 1" forward and back. The balljoints dont squeek yet, but im probaby gonna replace them next weekend cuz my tires have 10k miles on them and they are more then 50% warn!!
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Not to hijack, but can anyone show me a pic of what the Torsion bars look like? I have a Haynes manual, and they tell you that they are there, but they don't show where exactly. A pic or brief description would be awesome.
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Follow the bar back from your front suspension towars something that looks like a frame crossmember. Thats where they are mounted at and where the bolts are to crank. Make sure your front wheels are off the ground when you turn them in, otherwise you'll have a difficult time.
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