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lowering a torsion bar suspenion

what do i need to lower my truck with torsion bars and what parts will i need
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No replacment parts, just loosen the torsion bar adjuster bolt until you are satisfied. If you can't get as low as you like, then you can pull off the keys and flip them. If you have a 4x4, the CV's won't allow you to go very low.

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what do i need to lower my truck with torsion bars and what parts will i need
Best you can do is uncrank the t-bars.

Best solution: remove the t-bars and get coilovers.

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No replacment parts, just loosen the torsion bar adjuster bolt until you are satisfied. If you can't get as low as you like, then you can pull off the keys and flip them. If you have a 4x4, the CV's won't allow you to go very low.
I don't think the CVs will ever really be a problem going lower. I know lifted guys run into issues maxing out the CVs. I guess I could be wrong since I haven't done it yet... but the coilovers should be soon so once I get those, I'll let you know.
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I don't think the CVs will ever really be a problem going lower. I know lifted guys run into issues maxing out the CVs. I guess I could be wrong since I haven't done it yet... but the coilovers should be soon so once I get those, I'll let you know.
I think the CV's start binding somewhere around 5 inches of drop. Lower than anyone on this site has gone with a 4x4. I'm sure some Explorer guys would know. You should find out for us.
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Haha... well I'm hoping to go to something similar to a 4/5 drop once I get the Coilovers mounted... so I'll find out for sure. Ordered up the brackets today... now just need to start measuring...

Anyway, enough thread hi-jack for today.
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I did not know u can flip the key where did you get the coilover kit and can you give pictures of it and installed. And thanks you all the help
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I did not know u can flip the key where did you get the coilover kit and can you give pictures of it and installed. And thanks you all the help
You'd have to talk to someone else about the keys. Never messed with that.

Second, there isn't a coilover kit.

A member (shadow905) on here is making brackets for mounting coilovers onto the stock shock towers (welding required). His application is more for lifted street trucks, but no reason why a smaller coilover wouldn't fit a lowered truck. After I get those brackets, I'm going to have to do some measuring and figure out where I want my ride height so that I can make sure to get the proper length. I will be documenting it as I go (it'll be in my Road Ranger thread, see my sig for a link).
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Can someone post a picture of the torsion bar adjuster bolt? I'm so confused on how to adjust it. Thank you.
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Can someone post a picture of the torsion bar adjuster bolt? I'm so confused on how to adjust it. Thank you.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...djustment.html
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can sniperx103 put pictures of your truck up and what size rim and tire are you runing
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i need pictures of rangers with torsion bar suspension that have been lowered so i can see if i want to lower my truck or keep it with 33 inch tires. I would like to fo the mustang fr 500 18x9 up front and the 18x10 in the back with the deeo dish. so does anyone have pictures thank you
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can sniperx103 put pictures of your truck up and what size rim and tire are you runing
Check out his build thread. His truck is pretty sweet.

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i need pictures of rangers with torsion bar suspension that have been lowered so i can see if i want to lower my truck or keep it with 33 inch tires. I would like to fo the mustang fr 500 18x9 up front and the 18x10 in the back with the deeo dish. so does anyone have pictures thank you
95offroadx has a dropped 03 4x4 with 17x9's up front, 17x10's in the back. It also is pretty sweet.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...00-ranger.html

Some pics and specs in that thread, and here is a pic from another site.



He is running different size tires front and back, rendering 4x4 useless. If you want to use 4x4, you will have to use the same size tire front and rear.
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