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Torsion Bar SAG

I got my Chevy shackles in. As you can see in my avatar it had RAKE and a lot of it. In the wheel wells the front was at 33 driver and 33.5 passenger with the rear at 37. I thought i would compensate a couple inches with a torsion bar crank... BUT my truck hates me. I wasn't expecting to get 3 inches out of it, just wanted to get it back closer to stockish stance. 4 turns and the driver side #1 bar on my 2004 FX4 is maxed. The passenger bolt sits below the cover. The B bars on my bros 03 have more adjustment than my driver side. 4 turns brought me to 33.75 and 34.25.

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New bar(s)?

Torsion keys? The keys wouldn't be bad because i would just use them to have at least some adjustment on the driver side, but then the bar is just going to sag more quickly and i'll have to get a new one anyway.

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New torsion bars. #1s are about 170 for the set now
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What would replacing just the driver side bar hurt?
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they should be replaced as a pair, like shocks and brakes
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Thats what i thought. I'll check with my dealer tomorrow to see how much I can get the bars for.
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There is a 04 Level II in the boneyard at work. It been stripped of all body panels, engine, driveline and interior. I could get the bars out of it for next to nothing. I'll check to see it they are any better than mine. If i can get them for nothing i can put of buying new ones for a while.
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No aftermarket lift keys please...




Get bars. James...take pics of that truck for me...everything that could be good, i may be interested in.
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It was hit in the front and rolled. Now that i think of it the driver front was NAILED so the bar there is probably effed. I'll check it out anyway. I'll get some pics of whats left. You may be disappointed. Its the truck i got my hooks from.
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Whats the part numbers for the #1 Bars? anybody know off hand? i could use some myself.
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i'm gonna hack in with a question...

01 edge 4x4's had #1 bars in them stock right?
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There is a thread with the numbers in it. I ran across it a while ago. If you have the VIN for a #1 equipped truck, the dealer can get them.
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i'm gonna hack in with a question...

01 edge 4x4's had #1 bars in them stock right?
SPR code on the Identification sticker on the door jamb. Will either say 1, B, or F. My bros 03 Edge 4x4 has B's

I was reading the thread about 08+ ride height and just realized my truck sat as low in front as theirs did... It so sagtastic!
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my SPR code is 1r32b. so does that mean i have 1 bars or b bars?lol
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The Torsion bar code is first, so #1's but the leaf spring code is usually C or K, not sure about the r32b. My SPR is 1C. Let someone more knowledgeable chime in.
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alright, thanks man. need further explanation on SPR code, anyone?
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I think i know the problem. You want the code circled in yellow, not the one circled in black.


Found this picture in an old thread which, judging by the tire size, the sticker belongs to a Level II?
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ok, i think that makes better sense.. going from the yellow circled number my code says 1K. thats the #1bars right?
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i thought fx4's had the stronger torsion bars stock??
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i thought that was what that meant. thanks dude, last time i checked #1 bars at the stealership i get parts from were around $175-$180 ish about 6 months ago? i may be wrong. but good luck on fixing that rake, it'll look great when you're done with it.
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i thought fx4's had the stronger torsion bars stock??

All L2's got #1 bars. All the others....it depends on whats on the truck...cab config, bed, drivetrain, etc. I think all 4x4's got either B or 1 bars.
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Whats the part numbers for the #1 Bars? anybody know off hand? i could use some myself.
Straight where I got my numbers....


Post dated 4-3-08...
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You should be able to order #1 bars from a Ford dealer for about $65 each. They are cheaper online but I have to believe that shipping would eat up the difference. Be sure to take the part numbers with you because, at the dealer, replacement bars are looked up by VIN based on the original build.

#1 part numbers:
F67Z-5B326-FA Pass side
F67Z-5B326-FB Driver side
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All L2's got #1 bars. All the others....it depends on whats on the truck...cab config, bed, drivetrain, etc. I think all 4x4's got either B or 1 bars.
ah gotcha

well i love my #1 bars :D
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I kinda like the rake look my self but thats me.
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Priced torsion bars at the dealer... $150. Not in the budget right now. Its livable for now.

As it sits right now. Front sits three inches lower than the rear. AMAZING the difference a .75 inch crank will do.



I'll throw this one in for before/after (pathetic) crank.






And for Shane... I present the ruins of an FX4. Everything off the truck has been used or scrapped accordingly.









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