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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Torsion bar crank

I did crank the t-bar on my 08 Ranger today. I raise the front end about 1 inch. Is there anything I should worry about like wear etc...Do I need an alignment ?
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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How many turns did you do and did you do them evenly?

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from what i've read, cranking results in a harsher ride, less downward wheel travel and a need for an alignment. and the possibility of wear. And like Cooker asked, make sure both sides were turned evenly.

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I cranked mine a couple of months ago. I think that the truck actually rides better I cranked them about 1 inch and never got an alignment. The tires are still fine. I can't comment on wheel travel as I haven't had it offroad... and I'm not too sure on the wear and tear on the front end. I think its just balljoints and cv angles(which aren't bad with only a 1 inch crank). If you don't like it put them back to stock.

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I did crank the t-bar on my 08 Ranger today. I raise the front end about 1 inch. Is there anything I should worry about like wear etc...Do I need an alignment ?
After cranking up the torsion bars you should get your alignment checked and as long as the CV's aren't past 29 degrees you shouldn't have an issue with excessive wear but keep in mind, anytime you crank up the torsion bars you put more preload on the front suspension there for reducing ride quality and risking the chance of a harsher ride, but 1" shouldn't be bad at all

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my friend did this on his S-10. its similar to these . and his CV's poped out constantly . keep a eye on it. it can be a major pain in the ass if your overdoin it.
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How many turns did you do and did you do them evenly?
I mark the side of the bolt and did 3 turns on the driver side and 4 on the passenger...the passenser side was sitting a little lower.
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I wanna try it and go for a extra 1.5 inches, is that pushing it? whats the general consensus here...

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I did it on my old half ton and loved it. I did 1.5" and it rode better and the offroad performance was much better. I never alainged them but I had swampers on it so tire wear was not a concern for me.

We also did the wifes Sport Trac and had swampers on that too. i wheeled it once and it performed good. Didn't have it like that for too long as we decided that the ST is going back after the lease. (I have some 32" swampers for sale now)

I would go with the 1.5" and just be sure to check the cv shaft angles, if it's too much back off a bit.

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I mark the side of the bolt and did 3 turns on the driver side and 4 on the passenger...the passenser side was sitting a little lower.
You wouldn't happen to have before and after pictures would you?




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