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want to lower my 03 2wd ranger

Ok i understand i have to uncrank my torsion bar to achieve the loweing but in all honesty i have no idea what my torsion bar is and where to uncrank it.
its the first time ive done suspension on a truck and im very lost. i aready lowered the back which was easy. lmk what and where i should cranck lol. i dont wanna make a big mistake. thanks
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Right under the driver door and passenger door. crawl under look up you will see 1 bar on each side extending toward the back.

There is a bolt coming down that is the bolt yo uncrank
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This is how to crank them up but will work for what you want

T-Bar Crank

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done
thanks stl
you couldnt have explained any better!
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you can remove the t-bars and it will lower it a lot.

Dont know how much you want to go

here is a edge with removed t-bars she hadn't touched the back yet though

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hold on! removed t bars? whats pros and cons?
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im pretty sure he means the tbar tension bolts are removed...unless its a coilover swap
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You won't get any lower than 3 inches from a torsion bar suspension. You end up with the same problems as you would when you crank them. The ball joints will wear out quickly and you might start bottoming out if you uncrank them too much.

You can't just remove the torsion bars unless you replace them with something else like coilovers. There is nothing to hold up the truck and you will be sitting with the suspension bottomed out.
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Hold up. I thought only 4x4 had t-bars. How do you figure what suspension you have?
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Hold up. I thought only 4x4 had t-bars. How do you figure what suspension you have?
2wd Edge/Sport models have torsion bars. Its the "upgraded" suspension.
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2wd Edge/Sport models have torsion bars. Its the "upgraded" suspension.
So whats better? t-bars, or front coilovers with leafs in the back? (I assume my truck has the latter)
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Torsion bars are an old design. They work but they ride like crap. Well at least on Rangers they suck. Coils ride better and you can lower them easily. Also when you have torsion bars they usually hang low and you can get hung up by them easily.
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So why are t-bars an "upgrade" if they suck so bad?

BTW: sorry for the threadjack
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So why are t-bars an "upgrade" if they suck so bad?
Ask Ford that and I bet they couldn't even give you an answer.

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^^lol
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