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Old 11-29-2011, 05:23 PM
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Does a bolt being bottomed out, meaning no more travel mean the torsion bar is twisted and needs replacing?
nope that bar is maxxed out...might be because of wear or the previous owner lifted it
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Does a bolt being bottomed out, meaning no more travel mean the torsion bar is twisted and needs replacing?
Could mean the bar has sagged over time. So it wont go up any more What year truck is it?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:12 PM
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The bolt on the drivers side is all maxed on the adjustment. Does that indicate a twisted or sagging torsion bar? It did life to where the camber on the wheels were in spec

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:08 PM
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I'm wanting a lower shot showing the front suspension along with the tires. But on a side note, sweet truck
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:11 AM
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Just adjusted the torsion bar on my 2002 Ranger Edge (2wd) both sides 1-1/4", enough to equal the back wheels. Passenger side is now sitting at 34-1/2" from ground to top of wheel well, and the driver side is sitting at 35". It took me 8 full turns on both bolts to achieve this, and the driver side bolt is pretty much maxed out.

Took it out for a test drive, and I can barely feel a difference in the front-end handling of the truck.

If I could recommend anything about this How-To, it's that I had a terrible time with a 12 point 13mm socket, and actually rounded the bolt head a bit. Switching to a 6 point 13mm socket worked way better, and didn't round at all.

Thanks for the writeup!
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:02 AM
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which is already recommended in the how to...isnt it?

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Old 12-23-2011, 02:58 PM
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two words guys: SHOCK SPACERS

You have to have to have to do shock spacers!!!!

I went through all of this "oh I can only crank 5 turns or it rides like crap"

Even the Bilstein shocks on my FX4 L2 were too short. Ready lift's ley kits come with shock spacers.. You too need them.

I am running MAXED torsion bars, with belltech 6400's in the rear and i'm STILL LEVEL!!! My ride is the same as stock, thanks to shock spacers.

Read page 4 of this .pdf doc. http://www.readylift.com/files/instr...structions.pdf

you'll thank me later.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:02 PM
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You dont need shock spacers. If you want a smooth ride then by a luxury car not a pickup truck.

You can upgrade to 5100 series bilstein shocks and still have a nice ride.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:15 PM
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Dude. Yes you do. Just because you post alot dosent mean you know fkall.

If you want a full 2-2.5" lift out of your torsion bars, you sure as hell do need shock spacers. That disgusting ride that comes with lifting your tbars goes away completely once shock spacers are used.

I fucked around for ages battling with a brutal ride. I ordered ready lift keys, and found that OH!! Shock spacers come in their kit... So i made my own. hmm. Same amount of lift, stock or better than stock ride.

Yes! Readylift kits come with shock spacers
Yes! Readylift kits ride like stock
Yes! Cranking your tbars does the same thing as installing their keys.

Use shock spacers and you WILL thank me later.

Is my truck of a decent size?? Well it rides BETTER than stock, and my 07 "prekeys" are Maxed. Pinned as far as they'll go.





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Old 12-23-2011, 03:20 PM
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hell i didnt put shock spacers in when i cranked my bars and have no intention of doing so...i'll just upgrade to longer shocks when i need them...nothing wrong with the factory ones and i noticed no difference in ride quality...its a truck not a cadilliac
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:27 PM
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Being that you have too many mods to list - maybe you should at least TRY another.

It took me an hour to put mine in, and it made a world of difference. Smoother ride coupled with better offroad and onroad capability as you actually get your suspension travel back! No more "thud" sound of your suspension (shocks) topping out when going over a speedbump.


It may be a truck, but it doesn't have to ride like a baseball bat to the face.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:40 PM
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How much are you getting paid to hype up these shock spacers?
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:48 PM
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Page 4 here:

http://www.readylift.com/files/instr...structions.pdf

This might help too:

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ght=disconnect

And if theyre such a waste of time, why does readylift include shock spacers in their kits?



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How much are you getting paid to hype up these shock spacers?
I don't make them, I don't sell them... I'm just sick of idiots on the internet bitching about the ride quality of their lifted Rangers.

But then again, when you drive on the pavement all the time with fancy grilles and street oriented tires - it might not matter as much?
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And if theyre such a waste of time, why does readylift include shock spacers in their kits?
More important question would be. Why do they even sell torsion keys? They are a waste of time and money. You can get the same height from your stock keys, and it is cheaper.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:56 PM
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Very true, hence why I did'nt buy any.. Or well, install them. But give them credit - they're a company trying to make money.
They do have one thing right though, the shock spacers are where its at - or they would have a great deal of returned product.


Put it this way. I un bolted my shock on the passenger side from the truck with the keys turned up... And as soon as it was undone, the trucks front end popped up and gained more ride height. The shock was at the end of it's travel holding the trucks front end down against the torsion bars pressure and there is no way I could get it done up again without compressing the suspension. This is when I made my spacers.



You might have lots of posts behind a computer. But I come from Canada where 4wd is not an option. And as a registered technician with an engineering background and current parts salesman in a heavy duty shop... I have the hands on experience.

Try it, you won't be disappointed (unless you've installed longer shocks)
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