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Old 11-04-2006
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the ford service manual doesn't say anything about cranking them, just replacing the bars, using new bolts and setting them back to factory ride height specs.

heres the thing i actuley know how to check the parts for wear on these trucks and i have found bad parts that other good techs could not find.

you guys do whatever you want to your trucks i really could care less.

i work at a ford dealership and heres where the listing for cranking the t-bars in the ford shop manual is under contents/index, then to (group 04) 4x4 suspension (SECTION 204-01B), then theres a little link called ride height, which gives you bob's exact instruction (not word for word but close enough) and no where in the manual does it say anything about loosening the upper arm

but hey what do i know i only work there and look at the manual every day

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Maxed out

I cranked mine 4 turns and maxed out the drivers side. I still have at least a 1/2 in of thread left on the passengers side. This only gave me 3/4 of an in of lift. Did I do something wrong?
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i doubt you did anything wrong. the drivers side bolt always maxes out first due to design.

what rating are your tbars?
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In response to an earlier post, I believe the principal reason for the torsion bars on '98+ Ranger 4x4s has to do with the SLA front suspension and the halfshafts getting in the way of conventional springs.
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i doubt you did anything wrong. the drivers side bolt always maxes out first due to design.

what rating are your tbars?
They are B. I saw on ebay that I can order new torsion cams that will give me more lift. Have you heard of this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...QQcmdZViewItem
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