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I was reading that there are 3 types of torsion bars...#1, B, and F. Where can I find the ratings or which is better than the other, etc ? Just wondering b/c I see some have B's then switched them out for #1's. Looked at mine and it has F's.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=Superlift

umm, not the best link but here is a part number for stronger Torsion Bars if thats what you are looking for. maybe this will help :-/
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On a new truck like yours you won't be able to tell a difference unless you get a huge heavy bumper. I think it will just make the front a little stiffer.
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1 is highest spring rate, F is lowest. Going all the way from F's to 1's would make a definite difference in ride harshness and probably wouldn't be a good idea for a daily driver.

1 = 1.09" diameter and bar rate is 1325 lb-in/degree
B = 1.06" diameter and bar rate is 1230 lb-in/degree
F = 1.03" diameter and bar rate is 1130 lb-in/degree
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1 is highest spring rate, F is lowest. Going all the way from F's to 1's would make a definite difference in ride harshness and probably wouldn't be a good idea for a daily driver.

1 = 1.09" diameter and bar rate is 1325 lb-in/degree
B = 1.06" diameter and bar rate is 1230 lb-in/degree
F = 1.03" diameter and bar rate is 1130 lb-in/degree

What torsion bars do i have on my 2000 XLT ranger 4x4 :)
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Look on the inside door sticker
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^^ under spring code. That'll tell you.
I know i have #1's and they have sagged so bad i have less ground clearance at the front cross member with 33's then a stock xl.
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On a new truck like yours you won't be able to tell a difference unless you get a huge heavy bumper. I think it will just make the front a little stiffer.
I plan on having a steel Road Armor type bumper built for mine so am prolly gonna need those #1's. Just gotta wait til my warranty runs out.
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^^ under spring code. That'll tell you.
I know i have #1's and they have sagged so bad i have less ground clearance at the front cross member with 33's then a stock xl.


Youch..!

I think, you need some wrench time with replacements..!!
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