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^^^ works great too
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i have a 97 ranger 4x4 acourse....does my truck have the torsion bars?
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lol no it doesn't. You have the twin traction beam suspension.
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dammit i wasbut guess ill have to find another way....thanks for the reply and you have a good looking ranger bud hoping to crank up the front end a little
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You can get some lift coils for pretty cheap, it'll level it out.
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Torsion bars. Best idea ever.
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slide a tube or pipe over the handle of your ratchet to make it longer giving you more leverage to turn the bolt easier.
bad bad idea here. You can mess up a ratchet this way. Always use a real breaker bar.
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yeah well not everyone has a garage full of tools so you have to improvise sometimes.
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Why do you need a breaker bar? I just used a regular medium or large socket out of a standard 139pc set.
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Here is an illustration I got off All-Data if you want to throw it in there.

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Why do you need a breaker bar? I just used a regular medium or large socket out of a standard 139pc set.

I just used my 1/2" drive ratchet on mine. I didn't even have to lube my bolts, and I was able to turn my bolts just using the ratchet. But if I'm changing wheels in my driveway or something, I use a breaker bar.
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Ok so you got o your local vatozone and get one for cheap. Better than breaking one of your ratchets on a bolt that is over torqued or something that is rusted. I didn't say you had to use one on your t-bar bolts those should be easy to turn unless they somehow got rusted.
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So if your bolts are kinda rusty (a.k.a. covered with who knows what), WD-40 is a good idea? Just wanting to ask as I have no idea and wanted to have stuff on hand to tackle this.

Excellent write-up, I will be doing this mod. It's even got pictures, that's how I like to learn.
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Ok so you got o your local vatozone and get one for cheap. Better than breaking one of your ratchets on a bolt that is over torqued or something that is rusted. I didn't say you had to use one on your t-bar bolts those should be easy to turn unless they somehow got rusted.

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For those of us,such as myself who live in the snow/salt belt, corrsion,seizing and brittleness are our worst enemies.

I was actually quite surprised my torsion bolts were not seized or slightly stuck at all. Same with my old 89 Mazda. One bolt was tight, but the the other moved freely, and I was even able to remove the bed without breaking any bolts or stripping any heads.
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ive heard you need to get a wheel alignment after this? because it will eat through tires so fast, this true?
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So if your bolts are kinda rusty (a.k.a. covered with who knows what), WD-40 is a good idea? Just wanting to ask as I have no idea and wanted to have stuff on hand to tackle this.

Excellent write-up, I will be doing this mod. It's even got pictures, that's how I like to learn.

Acouple doses of PB blaster works great a few hrs before. It really breaks down all the rust on any metal. You can get at any parts store.
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It's been almost a year since i did my torsion bar adjustment,almost 9000 km,rotated my tires twice,no noticeable wear,and I did not do an alignment.
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Does this do anything to the drive shaft angles?

I just got my new truck and I hate the rake.

I also found new torsion keys anybody use those instead?
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Does this do anything to the drive shaft angles?

I just got my new truck and I hate the rake.

I also found new torsion keys anybody use those instead?
NO it doesn't do anything to the angle. and DO NOT USE KEY'S!!!!! they will kill your front end joints and some keys will break.
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if i wanted to crank them all the way, is that ok to just take an impact to it or will something get messed up?
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^^ yes thats fine but your ball joints and other front end parts will wear faster.
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if i wanted to crank them all the way, is that ok to just take an impact to it or will something get messed up?
You need to take measurements first to make sure it's level on the front and the drivers side bolt does not go as far as pass. side.
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^^ yes thats fine but your ball joints and other front end parts will wear faster.
No its not! Jeez, one bolt sticks out more than the other, you can crank one all the way up but you have to do the other the exact same amount of turns or your truck will have a really bad lean to one side.
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What is the safest amount of cranks that you can do to a 2001?
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The best answer i can can give is, it doesn't matter what yr or what bars you have. It's pretty much all the same on the front end when you crank them. some bar are more rigid than other but they will eventually wear your joints in front at some time or another. Crank'em all the way, or half or whatever your comfortable with.
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