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Yes or No To T-Bar Crank?

Help me decide! I already know what to do and how to do it. But I have heard mixed reviews about the torsion bar crank..im only going to crank it 2" (4 turns) and probally not get an alignment if no pulls to the right/ and or uneven tire wear.
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no if the truck doesnt need it yes if the truck isnt level....
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Na, you don't need it. If you later decide yopu want it, do it right before you take it in for an alignment.
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yeah...i just called my local ramona tire and its $140 for the lifetime alignment...so i might do it! haha...plus after seeing this ranger...i def. want to do it!! haha!


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I have a friend that owns a place that does alignments and when I did it I took it in there and it did not change it at all.
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yes do it, but 4 turns wont get 2" i dont think. none that i have ever done only took 4 turns anyhow.
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It looks like that dude removed his rear blocks after he cranked the bars lmao.
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just level it out. Noting worth worrying about is going to happen if u just crank them a bit; just dont max
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^^^True, the 2wd's didn't come with the strongest of bars.
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alright...i finally did them! haha...it took 6 hours of worrying about it and surfung the internet and 15 min. of doing it...after i was done i was like "thats it?" haha...i measured from the ground to the fender well and it came out to: before lift: 33 1/4".....after lift: 34 1/2...so i just did a 1.25" of lift...and i took it offroading alittle to adjust it after settling and its perfect now! thanks for the help guys..goto my cardomain to check out pics of it lifted.
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Decent....
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Good stuff man, glad you liked it.

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I think I may level mine out this week, sounds fun.

How many turns should I take to level my 4x4 out?
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I had mine lifted for about a week it rode really good with cranked bars
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i have cranked mine to level the truck out
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nice work... 31s and rims look nice

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yo corey that looks sweet man.. i've been thinkin about crankin my bars. how'd you do it? did you jack your truck up or just leave it on the ground? btw, where in san diego do you live? it's nice to meet a fellow san diegan haha
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^leave it on the gorund (and for that matter make sure it is level ground). Measure from the ground to a point (usually the bottom of the fender flare) go under and crank each bar, go back and measure to make sure it is level, and ur done. Also when you get the chance go get an allignment
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what i did was left it on the ground...that way you can measure your fender from the ground without having to raise and lower it 5 times! haha...and i took it off road alittle to let the suspension settle and make necessary changes..i was going to take it to get aligned but i drives straight as it used to be so ima hold off on that till i see otherwise! thanks for the support...i live in temecula..5 min. north of san diego
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another thing...i measured from the bottom of my rim...it was easier cuase the rim lip kept it in place....just from the bottom/center of the rim to the bottom/center of the fender flair...when i measured it from the ground to the fender flair w/ 31s i came up with 34 1/2"
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sweet dude! i thought you had to jack it up. i think i may go do it right now haha. thanks for your help man. i know exactly where temecula is. i live in north county.. san marcos to be exact. sort of near escondido, i think you'll probably know where it is
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only thing when you do it...use a 1/2" breaker bar and a 1/2" impact socket...that way it wont round the bolt...good luck!! take it for a test drive and come back and measure it again...then make necassary changes to it..all i did was turn it 4 revolutions then turned another 1/2" on each side...i came up with 34 1/2" from the ground with the 31s.
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ohh...yeah i know where san marcos is...def. we should go take our rangers through some trails...anyone else live in san diego?
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sweet dude.. thanks for the advice. i'll let you know how it goes.

and we should DEFINITELY hit up some trails cause i don't really have anything here in north county. i'm sure you have a lot more areas up in temecula. we should get a meet together or something
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mine are at 35.5"
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