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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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torsion bar keys?

i don't know alot about these but do they just replace your stock ones and give the lift they say w/o cranking in the bolt? and if so can you then crank in the bolt to get a little bit more? I just tried to lvl my truck by crankin in the bolts and the front didn't even get close to being lvl with the back. So any info or .02 you wanna throw my way would be much appreciated
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They put too much preload on your CV's and ball joints

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I have heard nothing but bad things about torsion keys, I managed to get a 2.5" lift in the front with the crank

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well the 09 ranger seems to not at full crank go as high as my 98 did. I have them cranked to the max and the angle on the cv's is not bad at all and i'm still 1.5" lower then in the back.
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Well I would imagine my 08 and your 09 should be about the same with the torsion bars... Have you tried going higher or does it just lock?

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bolt is all the way in won't go any higher.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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The keys allow you to put too much preload on the torsion bars and will cause a lot of wear on your front end parts.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 06:37 AM
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does cranking on the factory keys cause any issues with warranty? or problems with the front end?
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If you want some more lift get some torsion keys from a pre-06 ranger. ford lowered the truck by about an inch after 06. And yes it will cause problems with the front end it will cause wear to have the keys in that far, and you should definetly get an alingment after cranking the keys.

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Very true ^. I got some 06 keys in mine maxed out with 265's and the top of the front wheel well is at 36". Managed to get about 3.5-4" of lift by doing so

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