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Torsion Bar Question

I have a 98 ranger ext. cab stepside.
I cranked up the torsion bars today and all the way up on both sides and the drivers side still sits lower.
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ranger lean
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10year old tbars... = sag.
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Time for some new bars!!
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I've noticed that the bolts usually don't have the same amount of tread left on both sides. So if you cranked them both until they are maxed out they will not be equal. You probably need to drop one side down to match the other one
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I've noticed that the bolts usually don't have the same amount of tread left on both sides. So if you cranked them both until they are maxed out they will not be equal. You probably need to drop one side down to match the other one
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One of the bolts usually hangs about 3/4 of an inch lower then the other in its balanced measurement state I "think" it was the drivers side is lower, Cant quite remember.
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Driver side is the side that is lower to the ground due to imbalance of weight on the suspension. (attempt to sound as though i'm making a technical answer)
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yea, we did lower the passanger side to even it out with the driver's side. Thanks for the help guys.
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What's the reason for the different threads on the bolts?
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one side needs to be higher than the other......to compensate for the "ranger lean". The left bolt is more threaded in than that of the passenger side bolt.



I still suggest getting new torsion bars. My original bars were B bars and had 80k on them and sagging horribly. I had them bars completely maxxed out on the driver side. I upgraded to #1 bars, and love it.
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i have a 98 and havent adjusted the torsion bars yet, but plan to. they are still perfect and with 126k on them...
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What's the reason for the different threads on the bolts?
So ur truck don't sag with ur fat a$$ g/f in it. lol j/k You knew that one was comming.
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