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t-bars crank

well i just lifted the front and i was woundering if i can do the aliment i just had 1 done less then 6 months ago.... i can get 1 done for like 50 bucks but can i do it myself??
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Not unless you have a hunter alignment rack in ur driveway
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I never did a alignment on my truck after crackin the T-bar.

No problems here.
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i cranked them babys all the way started off at lil adove 33 and stoped at 35"...on the test drive i let go of the wheel and it did not go to the left nor the right...i like the way it sits kinda like a prerunner look....but what can i get to lift the back like 1"
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How do you know if you have the torsion bar in the front
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^^^^First what year is your truck? You don't have a signature...
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sorry 2000 2wd
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^^^ ???

2000 <??

I don't tink you have T-Bars
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coils, non t-bars
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so i can not do this to raise the front end
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negative. i always here someone mention coil spacers at this point in the convo. but back on the topic...
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Oh yeah, back on topic, I had my truck aligned about a month after I maxed my torsion bars. No big difference. The report they gave me from sears said it was barely off. Really wasn't worth the $70 IMO.
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what did u use to lift the back??
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Nothing, actually I was looking at my truck the other day and I have to do something. I don't know if I wanna do the chevy swap or get some deaver ordered. Either way they're gonna be new parts.

It use to sit level but I think since I put my tool box(w/100+lbs of gear) in the bed, it sits a lil lower. I'd hate to see it once I had something heavy on the hitch.
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they don't have t-bars on a 01' do they
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01 2wd's are iffy

i think i've seen some with tbars and some with coils
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01 2wd's are iffy

i think i've seen some with tbars and some with coils

edge's have t-bars, xlt and xl 2wd have coils
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dang.. hmm well I was talking to MARK and he was saying if I wanted to cut my coils I would get a good 3" drop if I wanted, wouldn't that make me bounce around alot more?
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yeah...if anything just get the 2" lowering shackles to level the back with the front...their like $70 and its easy to install w/ handtools...thats what i would do if i wanted to lower my edge.
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yeah...if anything just get the 2" lowering shackles to level the back with the front...their like $70 and its easy to install w/ handtools...thats what i would do if i wanted to lower my edge.
Nope. The aftermarket lowering shackles will raise the rear of a Ranger because they are longer.
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i cranked them babys all the way started off at lil adove 33 and stoped at 35"...on the test drive i let go of the wheel and it did not go to the left nor the right...i like the way it sits kinda like a prerunner look....but what can i get to lift the back like 1"
use 2" lower shackels from a chevy there adjustable on for rangers they lift the truck anywhere from like 1.5" to .5"
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yeah...if anything just get the 2" lowering shackles to level the back with the front...their like $70 and its easy to install w/ handtools...thats what i would do if i wanted to lower my edge.
if you want to lower the rear you flip the rear hanger and shackel gets a definate 2" drop but that has NOTHING to do with the main topic, and there $47 btw......moving on
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