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Quick question on Torsion Bars

so I cranked mine a couple turns last night and it raised it up a good 2 maybe 2 1/4 but they seem to have sank back down...any ideas?? and I noticed that everybody said they arent hard to turn but...mine were hard as hell to turn and I PB blasted the crap out of them
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They settle some after you first crank them. Its easier to lift if you raise the truck up
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once you drive it they tend to settle like a 1/4 of an in
its def easier to crank them while it is jacked up
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The factory locktite is a pain. That's usually what makes them so ridiculous to turn.

And like the others said, jacking the truck up first helps.
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yeah jacking the truck up will let gravity assist your cranking
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the thing is...I did jack it up...thats what I dont get
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anybody?
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Might be because of rust. or like they said above, the factory lock-tite is a pain in the ***. Maybe they threw a little extra on just for you?

I soaked my in PB the day before every 3-4 hrs, and they were still difficult to turn
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you're in ohio. they salt roads in ohio. they are rusted. what else do you want??






IMO.....when you let the front fully droop...it'll take a few miles for the bars to settle. IMO.....i crank bars with the vehicle on the ground using my 18" long 1/2" drive ratchet.
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you're in ohio. they salt roads in ohio. they are rusted. what else do you want??






IMO.....when you let the front fully droop...it'll take a few miles for the bars to settle. IMO.....i crank bars with the vehicle on the ground using my 18" long 1/2" drive ratchet.
Thats what I've done for the last 2 trucks I've done. HF breaker bar ftw lol
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Mine were hard to turn too, and I jacked it up. Use a breaker bar. If that doesn't work, use a longer one.
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[QUOTE=Fx4wannabe01;1190961]you're in ohio. they salt roads in ohio. they are rusted. what else do you want??


they actually arent rusted at all
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they actually arent rusted at all
then read this
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the factory lock-tite is a pain in the ***
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The factory locktite is a pain. That's usually what makes them so ridiculous to turn.
They might be rusted inside the threads
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It helps to spray them with like WD-40 or some lubricant and let it sit for a white, then use a break bar
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then read this

and this


They might be rusted inside the threads

are all ranger owners ****** like you guys?
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You have a 2000 Ranger im sure they are a little rusted where you cant see it.

My 2005 was hard to turn.

Everyone is not a ***** they are just trying to tell you they are hard to turn even if not rusted.

I will guarantee you get a 2009 with 10 miles on it they will be hard to turn
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are all ranger owners ****** like you guys?
there not ****** there trying to show you people have already told you whats wrong..

if its to hard take a propane torch to it for just a min and then turn it will be easy as pie..
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