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Old 04-27-2006
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Torsion bars

The front of my Ranger needs to be up a little higher. Iím thinking of cranking the torsion bars. I did some reading about it, and found that it may put premature wear on the front end, as well as significantly decreases the life of the torsion bars. Is this true? Iím not planning on maxing them out though. I only want another inch or inch and a half. Should I not worry?
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you will be fine, mine are cranked 2+ inches and theres no sign of excess wear from the front
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Old 04-28-2006
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I've cranked mine all the way and I haven't had any problems. That was about 15k miles ago.
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I think I may be joining him soon.

My tires look small, I think bigger ones are in order anyone else agree.
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I did it and i havent had any problem with 16K miles
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I think mine are sagging now, its almost time to buy new ones, they were cranked when i bought the truck....I tried tightening the bolt more, and loosening it but it didnt move, and i put some pressure on it....but i dont want to snap it (truck was jacked up off the ground) so i dont know..

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Old 05-01-2006
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When I crank the t-bars I will need to get the front realigned won't I?
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some say yes some say no. one guy worked at a aligment shop and aligned his truck before cranked them and then checked and it was fine. but some say it needs it really a crap shoot
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Old 05-09-2006
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Anyone have a link they could shoot me on how to do this on the Ranger? I keep finding the links for s-10's for some reason. Thanks guys.
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The main thing with wear will be the angle created in the CV shafts all these guys that had no problem were all 2wd. Their front end is also lighter and not gonna let the bars fatique as fast.
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mine's 4x4 maxed for about 12k now and still nothing knock on wood.
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