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torsion bars

I was jus wonderin if all the rangers have torsion bars on them? I drive a 97 Ford Ranger reg cab short bed, just wonderin where it is? thanks for the help
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not yours. only the newer models. Like a 2001 and up im pretty sure. That is also known as a "T-Bar crank". You crank them to increase height in the front without using a body lift or suspension lift. The cheapest lift possible! lol
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the lift is called "torsion bar crank", but they themselves are torsion bars. and no you dont have them, they are very obvious...

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ok thanx for the help, could u put them on a truck like mine or no? just tryin to find out info bout my truck
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not unless u get a whole front end of the newer rangers. you cannot have them on ya truck unless you customize them. good luck w that
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not unless u get a whole front end of the newer rangers. you cannot have them on ya truck unless you customize them. good luck w that
DDDDDDUUUUUUUHHH man what was i thinkin when i posted that, ooo well it was worth the try.
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98+ 4x4 and "EDGE" models have torsion bars, 98+ 2wd XLT's have coils.
before then was twin i beam for 2wd and twin traction beam for 4x4.
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DDDDDDUUUUUUUHHH man what was i thinkin when i posted that, ooo well it was worth the try.
lol lets swap em!!! f#*k no! jk! lol
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DDDDDDUUUUUUUHHH man what was i thinkin when i posted that, ooo well it was worth the try.
it would involve grafting a whole front frame horn of the newer trucks on ours there front part of the frame is slightly different. i would require basically a whole donor vehical to put everything on your truck it really really isnt worth the time. you have I-beam suspension. far stronger to the T-bar IFS trucks. be glad you have it. your far better off buying another truck a newer one if thats what you want
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it would involve grafting a whole front frame horn of the newer trucks on ours there front part of the frame is slightly different. i would require basically a whole donor vehical to put everything on your truck it really really isnt worth the time. you have I-beam suspension. far stronger to the T-bar IFS trucks. be glad you have it. your far better off buying another truck a newer one if thats what you want
he's def not doing it. trust me
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Drives me nuts when people call cranking torsion bars a 'lift' because it's really not. Sure the front end of your truck goes up a little bit, but you gain that lift at the expense of wheel articulation, increased wear and tear, and a harsher ride.

Anyways, the rest of your question's already been answered. There are better things to spend your money on than torsion bars lol.
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Most people think torsion bars are worse anyway
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Drives me nuts when people call cranking torsion bars a 'lift' because it's really not. Sure the front end of your truck goes up a little bit, but you gain that lift at the expense of wheel articulation, increased wear and tear, and a harsher ride.

Anyways, the rest of your question's already been answered. There are better things to spend your money on than torsion bars lol.

If it gives you room to clear larger tires, don't you gain more ground clearance though?
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it would involve grafting a whole front frame horn of the newer trucks on ours there front part of the frame is slightly different. i would require basically a whole donor vehical to put everything on your truck it really really isnt worth the time. you have I-beam suspension. far stronger to the T-bar IFS trucks. be glad you have it. your far better off buying another truck a newer one if thats what you want
i was not thinking bout doin it, just wonderin what is was and all that was involved with t-bars. thank for all the answers tho
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If it gives you room to clear larger tires, don't you gain more ground clearance though?

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duh!!!!!!!!!! ^^^
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yes.. its a crappy form of lift, but it basically makes yer truck "look" better and clears some tires. but it does come at a cost, but is much better when you remove the sway bar, i got lots of articulation back
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yes.. its a crappy form of lift, but it basically makes yer truck "look" better and clears some tires. but it does come at a cost, but is much better when you remove the sway bar, i got lots of articulation back
yea, no swaybar actually made it better
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