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Torsion bars

I am thinking of just cranking my torsion bars on my 99 ranger xlt 3.0l manual trans 4x4. Is this a better option than forking out the money for a body lift? Is it an easy task to do?
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Easy yes. Cheap Yes. Make sure you get it aligned after you crank. a Camber kit may be needed.

It will help you level the truck out.

It will enable you to fit larger than stock tires. however you can go with bigger tires if you go with a Body lift
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Thread with all information related to T-Bar cranking is coming soon to a forum near you! Give me a couple more days to get all of my information together and the thing formatted.
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i have a 92 ranger with 4 inch suspension and three inch body. can i do the t bar crank to bring the back up even with the front. it looks like i always have bricks in the bed haha
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i have a 92 ranger with 4 inch suspension and three inch body. can i do the t bar crank to bring the back up even with the front. it looks like i always have bricks in the bed haha
You have I-beam or Twin Traction beam suspension, not A-arm. Completely different setup, with coil springs.

Also, T-bar crank applies only to front suspension. Without seeing a picture of what your rear suspension setup looks like (shackles, leafs, blocks, axle etc) I cannot tell you what to do to lift the rear best.
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ok yea i thought that was gonna be the answer. just dosen't seem to be a lot of info on 4x4 ranger like my era. iwish icould have a new ranger. h3ll even a newer 2wd would make me happy lol
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yea. ijust get side tracked on here with stuff that is way beyond me and not a priority right now. plus igot moths in the wallet at the moment
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haha I know the feeling. I am currently doing some EXTENSIVE research for a t-bar thread, that will include everything possible about them
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fun fun fun. yea ijust like to space out when i have the time for rf. baseball conditioning is starting up so i have no time for the truck or computer. car shows, women, and late nights all ican manage at once haha
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I used this to help me. Crank Your Ford Ranger Torsion Bars. It's pretty simple once you look under the truck, there's one bolt on each side. Just jack the truck up and turn these as far as you need to. I had to crank mine all the way to get it level with the rear.
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