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Torsion bar bolts question

Just cranked my torsion bars on my 2001 4x4 XLT Ranger. I wanted to even the height and get rid of the low front, high rear look. I was successfull. After taking it around the block multiple times and remeasuring a dozen times I have both the left front and right front even from the fender top to the top of the tire. The only problem is, to get them this way my left front bolt is about half out from a full cranked down position, while my front right bolt is about almost cranked fully down.

My question: Which is more important...even turn of the bolts, OR even height of the space between the fender and top of the tire. The latter seems more logical to me. Yes, the pavement is equal and flat under both sides.

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even turn on the bolts is most important. It is normal for the left bolt to stick out a little more.
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rangers are known to lean to one side.. so now that it is even in height, your gonna notice that the adjustment bolts are different in height
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Having it level makes sense to me as well. Watch your tires though, you may need an alignment. Mine was a bit off after my tbar crank.
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04LVL2 - Even turns do not make sense over level to me...what if it was unlevel before the turns? Then even turns won't matter right? Help me understand, thanks.

I'm also throwing on Rancho RS5000s and getting the Firestone lifetime alignment as well. Also throwing on a Rhino 3000 brush guard which might also weigh the front down some needing more torsion adjustment. I'll wait until all of that is on next month before the alignment...watching my A/T Revos very closely each day for abnormal wear until then...
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04LVL2 - Even turns do not make sense over level to me...what if it was unlevel before the turns? Then even turns won't matter right? Help me understand, thanks.

I'm also throwing on Rancho RS5000s and getting the Firestone lifetime alignment as well. Also throwing on a Rhino 3000 brush guard which might also weigh the front down some needing more torsion adjustment. I'll wait until all of that is on next month before the alignment...watching my A/T Revos very closely each day for abnormal wear until then...
You go even turns first then measure and adjust as necessary. It was pretty late when I posted that.
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Thanks! I think I'm good...just was weird also that one bolt was out more than the other.
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ya that is normal same with my truck
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