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Old 03-13-2007
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Ok im working on my IFS lift this weekend, i took off my torsion bars last weekend and i turned blue in the face trying to get them back up where they should be so i can place the stoper bar (that has a threaded hole where the torsion adjustment bolt goes). i had to use a 12ton bottle jack, a 2inch metal spacer had the jack maxed out, and have my dad stand on the edge of the door just to get it in there, is there a better way or is it always a pain? seems like my truck is too light of an ancher, oh my wheel was off the ground becouse of the torion bar pushing up:P
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well, super lift or Ford can get you a special tool to load the Tbars to install and take them out. Or do like I did, use a C clamp.
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would be a very spendy new C clamp... or one of the old ones back hwne they made them to last:P
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I bought a $10 7" C clamp from Sears, tore the wobble part off the end of the clamp so the ball was left. That ball fits perfect in the "dimple" on the torsion key used when loading the bars. Put the C clamp around the cross member, put the ball end in the dimple and crank away till you can get the block out. It gets hard to crank the C clamp after a while, but it can be done.
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did u get it back in the same way?
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Yup. Stick the key in the bracket, open up the c-clamp, put it over the cross member, put the ball in the dimple, and start cranking it to load the bar, then when its high enough you can slip the adjuster bar into the bracket. then decrank the clamp to let the torsion key sit on the adjuster bar. then thread the adjuster bolt into the adjuster bar and start to crank on that to start lifting the front back to normal
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cool, i hope to have some pics this weekend of me doing it:) b4 and after pics too:P
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