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Torsion = Risky?

What are the risks I can run by adjusting my torsion bar to give me an inch lift?
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Welcome to the boards man...not to be an *** but this has been talked to DEATH.... "The Search button is your friend"

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Inch lift? Nothing.
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you could rip a hole in the space time continum.....but whats the worst that can happen?
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you could rip a hole in the space time continum.....but whats the worst that can happen?
happened to me


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Worst thing that can happen.......












































You might need to get a wheel alignment.........











But ripping a hole in the space time continum is pretty common too.

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damn man, it happened to u too?

only thing u have to deal with is the harder ride.. and get an alignment possibly
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What are the risks I can run by adjusting my torsion bar to give me an inch lift?
succombing to the "norm" of owning a lifted truck...
here is an idea, torque them down... oh yes.

lol jk bro, not a whole lot will happen except your truck will go up and your camber will be off.
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Do NOT, under any circumstances dial in an inch of lift.

The reason for the space time continuum rift has to do with the transcendental nature of torsion bar loading. Despite your best efforts, you will only tangentially approach one inch of lift and more than likely end up with 0.99999999999999... inches of lift. The problem is the infinitely repeating 9's set up a paradox loop. Any movement of the suspension will cause a sudden "rounding" that will ripple up the entire chain of 9's at relativistic velocities, thus causing compression in the time dimension (using a 4 dimensional vector )...

...well, I guess it's pretty obvious what happens then!

The only way to avoid this is to adjust the preload on your flux capacitor PRIOR to adjusting the torsion bars. Make sure to adjust both lobes of the capacitor since you will be adjusting both torsion bars.

Also, to ensure there are no problems, make sure you are traveling at least 83 miles per hour as you adjust the bars.

Really, it's quite simple to get around -- you just have to understand the technique. Mine only took me an afternoon...well, a week really but time compression resulted in me finishing the same afternoon. It's one of those.
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A good tip is to after you finish adjusting those is to make sure you have enough blinker fluid. Seriously Im not kidding around.
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A good tip is to after you finish adjusting those is to make sure you have enough blinker fluid. Seriously Im not kidding around.
dont forget to top off the exhaust
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Also, to ensure there are no problems, make sure you are traveling at least 83 miles per hour as you adjust the bars.
I think its 88 MPH John but before you attempt such a feat make sure that your flux capactor is fully charged or a readily available 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

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dont forget to top off the exhaust
Yea I forgot to that last time and I had to get a new one . When i put the new one on I had to make sure my muffler bearings were nice and tight. Gave like 10 HP.
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Yea I forgot to that last time and I had to get a new one . When i put the new one on I had to make sure my muffler bearings were nice and tight. Gave like 10 HP.
BTW I feal sorry for you and all new members.
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BTW I feal sorry for you and all new members.
Who me? I've been here longer than you! lol

I know you are probably talking to the person who started this thread.
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Who me? I've been here longer than you! lol

I know you are probably talking to the person who started this thread.
Good guess
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Real men drive yellow trucks
I'm sorry I cant help but stare at this and laugh, its very entertaining!

in all seriousness that color is only good on rangers.
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I'm sorry I cant help but stare at this and laugh, its very entertaining!

in all seriousness that color is only good on rangers.
Lol thanks I guess, still can't tell if your being sarcastic or not but I think Ferraries and lambos pull it off also
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Lol thanks I guess, still can't tell if your being sarcastic or not but I think Ferraries and lambos pull it off also
I'm being serious, and you said "Yellow TRUCKS"

exotics always look good in yellow.
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I'm being serious, and you said "Yellow TRUCKS"

exotics always look good in yellow.

Good point, Im a dumb dumb.
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i cant stop laughing.. this thread turned into such a bs thread.. but topping of the exhaust.. man i forgot too.. one of those small caps in the back under the second capacitor charged to 1.21 gigawatt's... always forget that one
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I think its 88 MPH John but before you attempt such a feat make sure that your flux capactor is fully charged or a readily available 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

Rick
DOH! You're right, and thanks for correcting that! Good grief! What a disaster that could have been -- and a new member at that!

I'd never have been able to live with myself...
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.......Blinker fluid......damn.....

I knew I forgot to check that when I was checking my other fluids. Last time I was low on blinker fluid it blew my muffler bearings out........is that a common problem with 3.0's and torsion bar lifts?

Oh, and will these wheels/rims fit my Ranger?? What about gas mileage and tonneau covers......tail gate up or down?









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And don't forget the Tornado or other brand throttle body spacers!!! That's my all-time favorite question that repeats on here...
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BLINKER FLUID MAN that is why I have had problems with my truck recently. I broke my blinker and when the plastic broke off all the fluid must've leaked out. I will get on this asap.

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