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Old 03-01-2008
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Need your help on t bars

Alright my left t bar is maxxed and right is out more becuase the bolts are diff sizes i hear. i want one more inch out of it. How can i do this. i have b bars with 80000 miles on them. should i get #1 bars or t bar keys or should i just flip the bolts around. i want the front to be like an inch higher so if i got t bar keys i would only use them for about an inch give or take.
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i am going to get an alignment and shocks
when im done too..... any idea on shocks also.
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Ermm.. the left side is for the left side, right size is for the right side.. switching the bolts around wouldnt do anything, and buying #1's wont do anythign either...

If you max it out anymore then the max already is, you will KILL your entire wheel assembly.. you sure your looking for that?


Sounds like you need a cheap bodylift.. maybe an inch or two?
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Mike, what happened to your thread, how come its not a sticky?
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well basically i need like an inch only just in the front. so any ideas?
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buying #1's wont do anythign either...
No, Installing #1s would give him more lift without all the turns. If your lookin into getting an inch #1s would do fine.

Heres a link to a member who installed #1 t-bars.........https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=52199
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thanks man yea i just want the front to be a little higher. i already had put a spindle lift on and i t was defective so i just want an inch or so. yea should i just keep my bars and get keys or get neww ones
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I'd get new bars,you can get them from Ford
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Ermm.. the left side is for the left side, right size is for the right side.. switching the bolts around wouldnt do anything, and buying #1's wont do anythign either...

If you max it out anymore then the max already is, you will KILL your entire wheel assembly.. you sure your looking for that?


Sounds like you need a cheap bodylift.. maybe an inch or two?

putting a longer bolt in there would allow you to crank them even higher....if clearances allowed

stiffer bars will give more lift and a stiffer ride

maxing out torsion bars has nothing to do with the wheel assembly....

make sure the advice you are giving is correct before you give it
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Thanks you all i think i will have my buddy at ford order me the number one bars. how bar are they to install? i know i will get an alignment. so the number one bars will be a little stronger than the bs that i have.
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you think i should get keys along with the bars?
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putting a longer bolt in there would allow you to crank them even higher....if clearances allowed

stiffer bars will give more lift and a stiffer ride

maxing out torsion bars has nothing to do with the wheel assembly....

make sure the advice you are giving is correct before you give it

Aww sorry, didnt mean the literal 'wheel assembly' but the added stress of all of that extra crank without the wheel not abel to do what it can from factory specs, will wear some parts down under there pretty quick if ya max it... alot of the time its cheaper to just get a quick 2" body lift or so then have to worry about further repairs down the road. Sorry bout that
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Aww sorry, didnt mean the literal 'wheel assembly' but the added stress of all of that extra crank without the wheel not abel to do what it can from factory specs, will wear some parts down under there pretty quick if ya max it... alot of the time its cheaper to just get a quick 2" body lift or so then have to worry about further repairs down the road. Sorry bout that
I notice everytime I crank my torsion bars it starts wearing my tires unevenly on the inside. :( Cam kit could fix it, but I wasn't able to find a good aftermarket one :(
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When I crank or de-crank mine it sometime throws the tow alignment off. Putting in new bars is easy,you just need to get a good 2 jaw puller. I would get your alignment checked afterward.
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ok 2 questions..

1.) Over time your bars sag right? Well if they are cranked up, then eventually when they sag lower itll be right at where you started, well if you de-crank them want it be lower then factory afterwards??

2.) Exactly how FAST does cranking your bars, say 4-5 times, wear out stuff?? And what does it wear out...
And will it keep wearing out faster than normal wear and tear (after replacing the stuff the 1st time)?
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