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torsion cranked

ok i read from some of you guys that cranking your torsion bars isnt bad for any thing, so i went to get it done at les swabb and they said it will make my tires wear out quicker even if i got the alighnment right after

is he bull****in me?
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if the alignment is in spec, it will not wear tires faster
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you were going to pay someone to do it for you?
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dude all your doing is turning one bolt per side. Why would you take it to a mechanic...unless your rich.
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i just barely got this truck and i have no idea about anything on these in fact its actully my first truck, do you even need to get the alighnment done after cranked
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Read through this: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=50943
It should help you out. Don't pay someone to do it!
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If you do crank your bars go get it checked out....most place wont charge you to check
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ok, do i need to lift the truck off the ground during the cranking?
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ok, do i need to lift the truck off the ground during the cranking?
I did. It will make it easier.
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it helps to do it while the truck is on the ground IF you can and have a buddy measure. Save you from making so many trips. Do it whatever way you wish....weight off the front is easier.
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ok sounds easy enough thank you all sounds like a sunday project this weekend, ill let you know how it comes out
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When you do the crank, measure under the head of the bolt with a 6" scale. Cranking the bolt 1/10" equals approx. 1/2" lift. Before you measure the lift, drive the truck a few hundred feet and go over some bumps to settle everything into it's new position.

The place you measure at is at the very bottom of the knuckle/spindle, and at the center of the bolt head at the pivot point of the Lower Control Arm (subtract one measurement from the other). For instance, on my truck, the bottom of the knuckle is 8" from the ground. The center of the pivot for the LCA is 12.4". That gives a reading of 4.4". Compare your stock reading with the reading you get after your torsion adjustment to see your "lift".
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