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torsion bar help. imma real noob!

wat is the process in lifting a 2002 ford ranger using the torsion bars? like i said im a real real noob. thanks in advanced for the help.
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Search there are a million threads on this topic.
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Search there are a million threads on this topic.
or just help him out and not be a dick about it. Ya he can search, but lets help him out... especially since he's new here

There is a torsion bar adjuster bolt you can tighten to get up to about 2 inches of lift. If you're 4wd make sure theres no binding of your CV's. This will make the ride stiffer, can cause premature upper ball joint wear and torsion bar sag at some point.
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dont yell at me for sending him to a dfferent site!!

http://therangerstation.com/tech_lib...orsionBar.html
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or just help him out and not be a dick about it. Ya he can search, but lets help him out... especially since he's new here

There is a torsion bar adjuster bolt you can tighten to get up to about 2 inches of lift. If you're 4wd make sure theres no binding of your CV's. This will make the ride stiffer, can cause premature upper ball joint wear and torsion bar sag at some point.
I wasn't being a dick, we have a million threads like this, a lot of people don't know how useful the R/F search is.
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one million and one is it really that big of a deal if we have another thread like this? is it hurting anyone or anything if you don't want to help him simply don't, just don't respond to the thread. i know when i want something bad enough i find a way to get it or someone will help me or ill continue to search until i find it
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i see another locked thread in the IMMEDIATE FUTURE!!!
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Naw its not gonna get locked.

But rangerboy101, has your question been answered?
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Something to remember about torsion bars. They have limits going in both directions. If you tighten or loosen them over what their twist rating allows, they will fail. Failure ( or having one break ) can result in a lot of damage.

As Alon stated, tightening those bars out of factory spec's will also cause more wear on your front end parts.

When you tighten the bars, the control arms push down harder. This leaves the balljoint and cv-shaft angles out of alignment. The Factory geometry is off from that point on.

Will it hurt to tighten the bolts and lift the front of the truck? Sure. Will it cause failures or become unsafe? Not if you stay within reasonable limits.

Measure the center of your front fenders wheel well to the ground BEFORE you start tightening that key-bolt to put more force on the bars. When you reach 1 inch of ' lift ', take your truck for a drive. Hit a few potholes and some rough road to make sure everything ' seats ' properly.

If everything works fine, THEN go for the second inch and repeat the process.
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How many complete clockwise turns on the torsion bar bolt is considered "reasonable limits"?
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every one has been telling me its 4 complete turns
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yeah thanks for all the help.

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yeah thanks for all the help. really appreaciated it dick head
did you even read the site rules?

you may wanna check out numbers 2 and 4 if you think you wanna have a nice stay here.
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I wasn't being a dick, we have a million threads like this, a lot of people don't know how useful the R/F search is.
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