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I am looking at getting another bolt. I need it to be about an inch longer then the one on the truck. I need to get my front up a little higher and one side is all the way in. While the other still has an inch of adjustment. I was trying to find out what bolt I need, if there is a part number or anything along those lines.
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Mike I can't help you on that but I really wouldn't do it. Your going to cause so much stress on your ball joints and control arms that your going to go through them insanely fast. Not to mention that it is going to ride like crap
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Mike I can't help you on that but I really wouldn't do it. Your going to cause so much stress on your ball joints and control arms that your going to go through them insanely fast. Not to mention that it is going to ride like crap
I'm not going up a whole lot more. At most probably just another half inch. I am rubbing like crazy. Plus I need to raise the rear more and plan on doing the shackles. So I will need to bring the front up just a little bit more.
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Get a lift or the right size tires? You are just going to tear everything else up by cranking the t bars more.
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How about upgrading to new bars....i suggest #1's.


just an idea...


One bolt will always be deeper than the other...due to the ranger lean. So driverside is always cranked more than the passenger side.
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Torsion bars sag just like any other suspension over time. Your fix is new T-bars, not continuing to crank them further. You can either get replacements of the ones you already have, which is probably B bars, or upgrade to #1 bars.
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How about upgrading to new bars....i suggest #1's.


just an idea...


One bolt will always be deeper than the other...due to the ranger lean. So driverside is always cranked more than the passenger side.
I think thats the best idea for what he wants. Where are you rubbing at Mike?
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id agree on upgrading.
bout a month after maxing mine out, i did notice some sag......dont believe me?

i wasnt rubbin for a month, but i am again

oh well, the superlift will fix that lol
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Going cheap always costs more money.
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how much are #1 bars?
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A pair of bars runs about 120$. If the bolt is in as far as it goes, its not a good idea to put even more tension on those bars.
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Since your 2wd, why not just buy a spindle lift?
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How about upgrading to new bars....i suggest #1's.


just an idea...


One bolt will always be deeper than the other...due to the ranger lean. So driverside is always cranked more than the passenger side.
That is an option I will consider. How hard is it to replace the bars?

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I think thats the best idea for what he wants. Where are you rubbing at Mike?
Mostly when I am at max turn and when I am pulling into driveways with the wheel turned I will rub. It's all on the plastic inner fender. Also after flexing out this last weekend I know I need more lift, but I dont think I need 3in's of lift.

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Since your 2wd, why not just buy a spindle lift?
Money or lack there of.
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What are these #1 bars? Do they give you more lift up front? More durable? Is it a big deal to swap them? Do you get them from ford or online? Do they come stock in any rangers or always aftermarket? Is it possible that my truck could have #1 tbars?
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They are stronger. They ride is rougher than say B bars. You can get them at Ford. They do come in Ranger from the factory, mine did. I love how they ride, though it can be a little rough sometimes. They are not too hard to swap out.
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Well today we swapped my F bars with #1 Bars. The entire swap took 35 minutes with three people and the proper tools.

I think the price of the bars went up to around $160 because the price of steel jumped. But they're worth every penny. They allow the truck to sit higher but also have a better ride (in my experience).
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how do I know if my truck has them? 03 ranger edge 4.0 4wd
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open the drivers door, it should say somehting like kk,bb under suspension. . .kk i believe is #1 bars. . .i need to replace mine already they sag and i have#1s
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How do you tell if your driver's side sticker is not there?
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sometimes the tag is still wrapped on the bar mine was so was Tylers mine was like R0B it was a B bar Tylers where ReF or something and it was an F
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A tag on the bar? where is it located? And if not how do I tell what they are?
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The tag should be toward the front of the truck, IIRC. If not...well you'd have to have a dealer run the vin if you don't have the door sticker.

But if you do have the door sticker it should be like this:

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