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Old 05-18-2011, 02:42 PM
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Default Torsion bar "pop" ?

Ive been living with this problem for a little while now, but i just cant stand it anymore. I drive a 2004 ford ranger edge 2wd w/ the torsion bar suspension. Everytime the drivers side front wheel goes over a large enough bump or dip, it feels as if something pops fairly loudly, almost like it is hitting the underside of the cab. Anyone ever experience this? ideas?
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:49 PM
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is this anything like a desk pop? jk

could be a ball joint clicking, or have you checked your sway bar? a loose sway bar or broken link could make a loud pop.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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Even while driving straight?
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:59 PM
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yeah if there is any lateral movement in the suspension even in a straight line you can get pop. even vertical movement of the suspension it can pop. my old 4runner had a frame bracket for the sway bar missing, when i hit even a small pot hole it would clank from the bar hitting the frame.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:05 PM
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is this anything like a desk pop? jk

could be a ball joint clicking, or have you checked your sway bar? a loose sway bar or broken link could make a loud pop.

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:06 PM
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Wow, ben you are good, just peeked under and the swar bar end is missing its bushing. Any idea where i can get one, or what this process entails?
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:06 PM
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i wasnt sure if anyone would catch that
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:06 PM
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Perhaps you lost the rubber insert for the bumpstop?

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:06 PM
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yea im on to ya
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:07 PM
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ummmmm local parts shop should be able to snag a bushing, as for the putting of the bushing on, its pie. is it the bushing for the frame? if so i have a set in good shape ill ship you.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:18 PM
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No, its the pushing on the top of the end link bolt. No worries, cheapo at autozone. And yes, quality "other guys" reference.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:19 PM
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haha yeah they make some aftermarket links, some one had them on their truck, they look a lot stronger and a lot nicer. i just took my sway bars off tho lol
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:56 PM
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haha yeah they make some aftermarket links, some one had them on their truck, they look a lot stronger and a lot nicer. i just took my sway bars off tho lol
whyd you take your sway bars off?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:01 PM
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helps the front end move a bit more when wheeling, i have my back one on now, cause i needed to limit the wheel travel a bit, but you will get more flex with them off.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:52 PM
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helps the front end move a bit more when wheeling, i have my back one on now, cause i needed to limit the wheel travel a bit, but you will get more flex with them off.
how hard to take off?...i want the flex! haha....any dis advantages with this?
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