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T-Bar crank?

I am new to the forum so please be easy on me if this is a stupid question. First of all, how do you crank the torsion bars? and will the ride of the vehicle change? and will my steering change? thanks guys.
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Follow the bar from the arm to the bracket under the doors. In the center of the cover is a bolt. take a 13mm and tighten to lift the front. It may make the ride stiffer depending on how much you crank it. It didn't affect my steering.
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Search button, my friend. It's all good. Just what Matt said....there's also a how-to in our how-to area.
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thanks i will search for it...
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I found some better pics earlier when I was looking for torsion bar codes, but I can't find them again. So I'll link these ones from another thread. They show just as good what you're looking for.


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I looked and i can't seem to find them...i looked at the how to and all, and i found them on my friends 03....are they in a different spot for 99 mazda.
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Just out of curiosity, is your truck a 4x4?
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They are in the same exact spot on ALL Torsion bar rangers.
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Starting from the factory setting, if you turn the bolt in the other direction will it drop?

If yes, how far can you cause it to drop and does that effect the ride?
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You can drop it till the Torsion key is resting on the adjuster block. How much that will lower you is different from truck to truck.
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nope it is a 2wd after school i will get under there and check it out again....its prolly right under my nose i just didn't see it.
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2wd.......... you probably dont have bars dude.... more than likely you have coils unless its like an edge
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nope it is a 2wd after school i will get under there and check it out again....its prolly right under my nose i just didn't see it.
That is why I asked. Most likely, unless you have the Trailhead in your year, you have coil springs, not torsion bars. Get out in front of your truck, and look at the control arms. I will bet 10 bucks you have coil springs under there.
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That is why I asked. Most likely, unless you have the Trailhead in your year, you have coil springs, not torsion bars. Get out in front of your truck, and look at the control arms. I will bet 10 bucks you have coil springs under there.
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I think I'm gonna tighten up my T-bars soon...
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sooooo... this thread was a bust then.
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lol
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yea i have coil springs....well this is why i asked...
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Ah well, at least we figured it out.

If you have coil springs, you do NOT have torsion bars.
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