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SoCal People: Torsion Bar Install Help

Well i may be picking up a set of 285/75R16 BFGs for cheap and since i my crappy bottom of the line f(?) bars just arenít doing too well i want to upgrade to the #1 bars. The problem is that i dont have the knowledge nor tools to do this (even after reading all the how-to) sooo who wants/can help me install them. I want to do this before i put on the new tires so i can go get an alignment with everything on. I'll buy ya lunch and moral support (or if there is a few we can have a bbq mini meet)

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I'll try and be there... we can figure it out! Pizza for the win...
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like i said in the other thread, i'm down. Hopefully it's on a friday.

I want torsion bars too! how much?
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well i am going off this thread that Alon had.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ht=torsion+bar

the new tire deal fell through(guy sold them yesterday ) but i still want to buy and install the #1 bars
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i read the how to last night in the haynes manual and it seemed like a reasonable task to swap the bars.
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hah yeah seams reasonable but id love to have people who are mechanicially intelegent. lol i can do like the t bar crank, but replacing them.. thats why you are all here =)
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I don't know much but I do know how to grill some steaks
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i just did mine last weekend its soooooooooooo easy. You will need a 2 jaw puller. Here i will walk you through it first pull the cover off of the frame and bottom of key setup then jack up the front end so the suspension hangs. then remove the 13mm adjusting bolt you might need to heat it up to loosen the ford lock tight. Then take your jaw puller and put it on the top plate and put the screw part on the hole in the key. crank a bit untill the flat washer type screw thing you can slide out of the hole once you see how it works just do the same to reinstall it. its real easy here is a thread i used http://www.generation-edge.info/topi...ion,bar,remove
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^Sweet thanks *printed*
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Seriously though if you want me to bring my grill with some burgers and steak lemme know.
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well if we can get like 6+ of us together (which shouldnt be hard at all) im definitely down for a BBQ (like i said in my other topic)
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how about some vegetarian patties?
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how about some vegetarian patties?
lol, Im not sure I even know where to get those or cook them but I can try.
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how about some vegetarian patties?
vegetarian patties..... how about you eat some real food Larson, huh? freaking hippies and their vegetarian crap



















lol ofcourse we could pick you up some. Btw whens ur spring break from SB? cuz a drive from LA is much better then one from SB
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I'm actually not in school for the time being, so i'm working fulltime in SB. I only get fri and sat's off (on saturdays, i work at the bookstore, but i can get that off easy)
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dudeness. When are you planning on doing all this.

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does anyone have the jaw puller?
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Jason oh Jason where are thou

i know yu have the tools, knowledge and the desire to be given a 12pack of Dr. Pepper
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aww Sean...ill do what i can to lend a hand...however i dont think there is much i can do but stand back and learn...
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answer the question Beans!

when're you planning on doing this?
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whenever it works out for all of you. Im thinking sometime early next month. I should be ordering the tbars within the next couple days.

i still need to find people that have the tools. but it looks like about 10 of ya wana do the bbq, which im definitely down for
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I'll see what I can do but I'm afraid my skills are limited to the safe disposal of steak (anyone else like uncut horseradish?).

P.S. If I find an OHC in time, anyone have the knowledge/ability/desire to install one in my truck?

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i have all the tools we would need at my place but that is also and 120 miles south. not sure if i can go yet but i (well my dad) has all the tools you could think (he collects them and uses them at work). and if i can go i would be able to bring so tools and help out
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I'll see what I can do but I'm afraid my skills are limited to the safe disposal of steak (anyone else like uncut horseradish?).

P.S. If I find an OHC in time, anyone have the knowledge/ability/desire to install one in my truck?
I would bring my bl to do but that would take to long
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i dont really know anything about newer rangers,but i got a jack we can use and bring some carne asada?
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I would bring my bl to do but that would take to long
id be down to try a body lift...those MI guys got it down...cant be showed up by them now!
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