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Torsion Bar Advice

Ok guys, I wanted to hear what you had to say. My front fenders measure just over 38" and rears 40.5" with a 3" bl and 33's. But I wanted to crank my torsion bars some to help level it out, because it looks like a dragcar, and the driver's side had no thread left on it, while the passenger side had plenty of thread. I'm guessing someone in the past cranked up the driver side because someone sat on it everyday? Should I get new torsion bars? If so I cannot find anywhere that has them other than ford garages. I have the b bars now I believe so should I just buy some #1 bars swap them in and crank some? I was also wondering if there was some way to find a writeup about changing torsion bars not just cranking them.

I also had one more question. I had my truck aligned a while ago, and the place I got it aligned said they "were close", but I needed an adjusting kit. So I bought one, threw it in, and I can tell my alignment is off again. Is there a point where the frontend cannot be aligned? Now it makes me think about not getting new bars or would they help? Thanks.
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Get #1 torsion bars to help with the sagging.
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Check your door sticker at your spring code or suspension code its a 4 digit code..

What does your code say?
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Check your door sticker at your spring code or suspension code its a 4 digit code..

What does your code say?
"BK"
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Thats B bars and K Leafs

you can upgrade to # 1 bars which you will have to dig up a part number around here somewhere for them.

If you go to a dealer chances are they wont be able to just look up #1 bars they have to use a vin of a truck that has number one bars on it to retrieve the number in their computer.

If you need a vin of one that has them let me know ill pm you my last 8 I have #1 bars
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ok so if I end up getting 1 bars, do you think they would be able to align it, since they had trouble the last time aligning it?
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The other thing that you could do--I know it sounds back-assword--but you could swap out your rear blocks with some shorter ones from an '08-'10 Ranger---they're about 1-1/4" shorter than the ones on previous years. I have part numbers if you want them.
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you can get the kit from rockauto.com to make it so you can adjust the camber
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