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Old 08-14-2009, 07:29 PM
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hey guys im new to the forum. my name is scott im 18 years old and i own a 2008 ford ranger sport. so far the only mods i have got is 10k HIDS headlights and fogs, tint, and stereo system. i plan on puttin 20'' rims on it and dropping it. that is if i can find info on how to drop a torsion bar suspension lol. but anyways ttya soon!
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:35 PM
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Not easy to drop a torsion bar truck.

You can remove the bars completely, and then flip the rear hangers, but other than that all custom fab work ahead of you to go low low down
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:51 PM
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oh ok, well do you know where i could find information to do all that?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:03 PM
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Only thing with removing them you will have a terrible ride

you can flip the torsion keys, and get more out of the front for free but that puts you ball joints in a bad position with a terrible ride

Really no easy way to lower a t-bar truck. Some will say should have researched the truck and got the right one to lower.

2 options u really have

removing the blocks in the rear, and uncranking the torsion bolts 1 1/2 inch... that's gonna be your best bet for a lowered look

Or You can fit 20" rims by just cranking up your t-bars and the truck will look good

If you flip your keys or remove the t-bars you can throw your warranty out the window on the front suspension of the truck
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:09 PM
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Here is one guy I know who dropped his torsion bar truck.

I believe he is into year 4 of the project and a lot of money everything is basically custom

Notice when the thread started 06/12/2005

Torsion Bar Drop
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:11 PM
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oh, well i definitely dont want to have a crapy ride and dont wanna throw out the warranty either. so looks like my only choice is to take out the rear block or to just crank the bars and fit the 20s

thanks for the info! it was pretty helpful
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:13 PM
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There is a ranger that is around my house edge style he cranked his bars up and has 20" rims and it looks fine

U can always delete the torsion bar set up and switch to coil over system

Not cheap but doable
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:14 PM
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welcome to FRF! 20s with no blocks and t bars cranked down shoud look good and give you a soft ride.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:16 PM
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yea thats more than likely what ill do is just crank them and put 20s on it
im not really wanting to spend a fortune on it you know what i mean
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:18 PM
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[QUOTE]welcome to FRF! 20s with no blocks and t bars cranked down shoud look good and give you a soft ride/QUOTE]

thanks! and yea its either that or crank the bars to where the truck is level and then put the 20s on it
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:17 AM
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welcome from the uk
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