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I wanna jack up torsion . i know pros and cons.. but should i buy kit with new keys? is that where lift is? i wanna get atleast 2"- 2 1/2 inches. or can i just use stocks? please help.. thank every1..
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I cranked mine when I first got the truck. All together I got around 2" maxed out. It was a stiffer ride, but Im gonna put them back stock when I put on my BL and spindles for wear reasons. You can use the stock t-bars and keys no prob. Just jack up the front end before.
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im doing 3 inch body and am ordering 34"LTB`s they have kit with keys and shakles.$160 aprox. . Stocks are fine you say? my arms are almost in the negative i want them //--\\ you know? ill cut all i gotta
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and i have off road version with 2 inch blocks out back alread y so i figured shackles are better for ride and hieght.., dont really trust the """2-1/2"" add a leaf kit
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all 4wd Rangers had 2" blocks in the rear....not just the off-road package...
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If you are going to run a BL then stocks should be fine, but if you can get shackles I would go with chevy drop shackles, they add lift to your rear. You might want to look at ordering some new keys, It really all depends on how much you off road.
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i didnt know that... and i offroad weekly haha,i live in the sticks. they have 2 inch adjustale rear shackles.1 and 2 inch lift.ide rather not have to look to find chev ones that will fit.. will 3 inch bl n tcrank allow 34" -10.5"?
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With a BL you should have no problem with 34". You could run 35". Make sure you regear to 3:56 so you can get those RPMs,
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i have a spare set of 36`s but dont think i can fit them without a 1500 lift not trying to do that yet,, if anyone has 35-34 on just BL and leafs shackles and t-bar pics would help!!! but i think 34`s will suffice for now.. and gears? how much those run and where can i get them? thanks for ur help
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If you get someone to regear it professionally then it runs about 1200. A friend of mine and his brother in law did a gear swap in about an hour or two, but they know their stuff. I would call shops and see what they say, or see if anybody could help.
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damn not gonna pay that. I got a mechanic. he`ll do it for a 30 of the king. thanks for help any pictures!! thanks
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With a BL you should have no problem with 34". You could run 35". Make sure you regear to 3:56 so you can get those RPMs,
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha........man i hope your kidding...the dude wheels on a regular basis, 3" body lift will not be enough for 34's without some MAJOR cutting of body parts....

if you wheel weekly, and want to lift your truck, do it right and get a suspension lift. a body lift and 33's w/ cranked torsion bars will still rub when flexed....
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not kidding for a second. ! you dont htink i can get 3`s? with 3bl ,T`s maxed. and shackles.?!?!?
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33's yes, 34's+ no....

and 33's will be a tight fit if you really off road quite a bit...
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suspension and much bigger tires come after.. not enough cash now,, have to get rid of my R1 first.. it kills the bank, dont flex as much,, im a mudding guy
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With a BL you should have no problem with 34". You could run 35". Make sure you regear to 3:56 so you can get those RPMs,
I think you mean 4.56 gears, and your going to have to cut some of your fenders to offroad 34"s. I had a set of 34 ltb's but never got them mounted thanks to discount tire so I can't tell you how much.

and AndyRanger1, your fragments are killing me.
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what you mean fragments? anmd thanks for gearing number. and im willing to cut,dents and cuts dont bother me . and my father is a body man,. Is ther a place to find used ones? or new tranny cause im replacing mine shorty previous owner was ignorant.
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what you mean fragments?
I believe he is talking about your fragments of sentences. Your replies are sometimes difficult to decipher.
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my appologies, i type fast and excersize terrible english.nut enough about me. any advice on T-bars? should i invest in the new ones? it makes itsound like they r where the lift is at tht u need to buy new ones
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I'm surprised no one has jumped on him getting torsion keys, DONT DO IT!
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why? thank you no one can answer my Q.. should i just jack up stocks cause they have new ones and idk if that gives more lift which equals worse wear n tear. i dont know about these things. i used to all 4 leafs blocks n shackles. lol.
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2" of "lift" with that set is the same as 2" from the stock keys except the bolts will be installed at a different height.
with the stock keys the bolts will most likely be maxed out, and with those keys the bolts will be close to stock depth.

It will make parts wear a lot faster and give you a very rough ride.

Now to answer your other question, you can get a stronger set of t-bars from the dealer for like 90 dollars but you shouldnt expect more than 1/2" of lift due to your old ones sagging. Just crank the ones you have now.
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really cant thank you enough!! i appreciate it. im gonna stick with stocks. ill max em n get the 2 1/2" . and match it with shackles
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one more Q?!?! looking on the adjuster bolts .. it looks to have about inch left before it hits that spacer when u let wheels drop it goes up further? or relates to more lift? cause im raked pretty bad right now./. and need thhe 2-3 inches....
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