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Will these get my Ranger even

I have a 2002 Ranger XLT 4.0 and I have a sagging issue in the front. My truck has brand new OEM shocks up there but it still has a little sag. Since my tbars are 12 years old, I am considering upgrading to new "#1 bars" that are apparently stiffer than the ones I have. Also, they should get me back to an even lift (about 2 in) in the front.

It's a 3 inch body lift on 33's. Everything else is stock. Will these tbars give me 2 inches or so without cranking? And if I crank them, will I get the front taller than the back?

Here's how she looks now:


These are the bars that supposedly will give me more lift:
Torsion Bar for 2002 Ford Ranger|F67Z-5B326-FA
Torsion Bar for 2002 Ford Ranger|F67Z-5B326-FB

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Will these tbars give me 2 inches or so without cranking?
Like I've tried to tell you.. It depends on how much your truck has sagged....

Even with #1 bars I'm sure you will have to crank them some to make it level with your factory rear end.

Even trucks that came with the #1 bars from the factory had a rake (with bars at factory height) - so your truck wouldn't be any different...

If you then crank them, it would be level...Like everyone else has done since 1998.

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I was just wanting other answers, maybe someone that had some sort of substinance besides "it depends"
But since you are the only person on the face of this planet that has some sort of answer apparently I will take your word.
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I was just wanting other answers, maybe someone that had some sort of substinance besides "it depends"
But since you are the only person on the face of this planet that has some sort of answer apparently I will take your word.
Nobody can have an exact answer for you because every truck is different as far as potential 'sag' over time goes....

What I'm trying to tell you is this:

Not a single Ranger came from the factory leveled from front to rear - the type of torsion bar used didn't matter - they all had a designed rake to them from the factory floor.

If the entire truck was brand new with 0 miles & you wanted it level - a person would have to crank the torsion bars. No way around it.

So, armed with that information.....one can easily figure out that if you were to replace your torsion bars with brand new ones - you would also need to crank them to your truck level with your factory rear end.

The rating of torsion bar (1 vs B vs F) really only comes into play with talking 'resistance' to sagging over time.
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Like I've tried to tell you.. It depends on how much your truck has sagged....

Even with #1 bars I'm sure you will have to crank them some to make it level with your factory rear end.

Even trucks that came with the #1 bars from the factory had a rake (with bars at factory height) - so your truck wouldn't be any different...

If you then crank them, it would be level...Like everyone else has done since 1998.
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Nobody can have an exact answer for you because every truck is different as far as potential 'sag' over time goes....

What I'm trying to tell you is this:

Not a single Ranger came from the factory leveled from front to rear - the type of torsion bar used didn't matter - they all had a designed rake to them from the factory floor.

If the entire truck was brand new with 0 miles & you wanted it level - a person would have to crank the torsion bars. No way around it.

So, armed with that information.....one can easily figure out that if you were to replace your torsion bars with brand new ones - you would also need to crank them to your truck level with your factory rear end.

The rating of torsion bar (1 vs B vs F) really only comes into play with talking 'resistance' to sagging over time.

Boom.
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Logan you are too nice to ungrateful people lol
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I installed the 4In Superlift last year, but never cranked the tbar to level the front with the rear. Can i crank up my tbar even though i have the Superlift? Any negitive blowback from doing this?
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I installed the 4In Superlift last year, but never cranked the tbar to level the front with the rear. Can i crank up my tbar even though i have the Superlift? Any negitive blowback from doing this?
Yes you can crank them still. Superlift essentiall "drops" the front suspension components while raising the truck. The negative blowbacks are faster wearing front end parts, but bigger tires does this too.
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and shocks will not stop or prevent sag shocks only control up and down movement of the suspension
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