Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 04-12-2018, 12:08 PM
TexasWalkerRanger TexasWalkerRanger is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 602
Default 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

So Im in need of Torsion bars pretty bad, I have the notorious t-bar sag and wanna replace my bars with better ones, I checked the spring code on the door sticker and it said BK, did a little research and found out that 1 bars are stiffer than B bars, so my question is, will they be compatible with my ranger?
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 V6 3.0l Extended Cab
33x12.50x15 Goodyear Wrangler Tires
15x8 American Racing Outlaw 1 Rims
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-12-2018, 01:13 PM
Jimmyspy Jimmyspy is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,167
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

Yep. The torsion bars themselves never changed in design (other than the spring rates). The torsion keys, however, did change in 2008.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4, ext. cab, 4.0L v6
Superlifted
33x12.5 Duratracs

1995 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 ext. cab 4.0l v6 SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2018, 10:18 AM
vista4.0 vista4.0 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,614
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

I have a set of 1 torsion bars just laying around
__________________
2007 Ford Ranger XLT Vista Blue
4x4 4.0L Double Lifted/Coilovers

Instagram

1998 Ford Ranger XL - Daily Beater 2.5L Auto - Lowered 4/6
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:35 AM
TexasWalkerRanger TexasWalkerRanger is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 602
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

So will I have to buy the right keys for 1 bars or will they fit in no problems? Also, if I get the 1 bars what else will I have to replace
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 V6 3.0l Extended Cab
33x12.50x15 Goodyear Wrangler Tires
15x8 American Racing Outlaw 1 Rims
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-15-2018, 09:15 AM
rwenzing rwenzing is offline
Some assembly required...
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 921
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

1 bars are a direct replacement for B bars requiring no other parts or mods. Left and right are different lengths, so a swap to #1 bars would need one of each side. There is a special tool to relieve tension on the bar for removal but some use a conventional puller instead. In any case, extra care must be taken doing this - lots of stored energy in the torsion bar, even at top out.
__________________
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers, Duals
BW4406 manual transfer case, Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's
Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos
Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-15-2018, 11:05 AM
TexasWalkerRanger TexasWalkerRanger is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 602
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

So should I get new keys or anything else?
__________________
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 V6 3.0l Extended Cab
33x12.50x15 Goodyear Wrangler Tires
15x8 American Racing Outlaw 1 Rims
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-15-2018, 12:44 PM
rwenzing rwenzing is offline
Some assembly required...
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 921
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

2001 Ford keys are the same for 1 and B. Aftermarket sells "lift" keys but they aren't needed.
__________________
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers, Duals
BW4406 manual transfer case, Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's
Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos
Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-15-2018, 01:36 PM
12 Deg North Industries 12 Deg North Industries is offline
Vehicle Upfitters
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 90
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

We could have it for the 99 up Ranger and Edge 4X4 and as I have it, the left and right bars are different lengths. LH is 43.00. RH is 41.875. I would have to check the stock diameter.

If there was enough interest involved, we could have these bars produced. The bars would maintain the hex end at the A-Arm side of the vehicle but replace the cam side with a new splined cam. The bars splined end slides into the splined cam [which would be included] and allows for virtually infinite adjustment, albeit you would see a 12-14% increase in rate over stock or better as well.

Additional manufacturing information would be the following:
  • Manufactured from solid 4340 alloy steel
  • Heat treated for increased strength
  • Centerless ground for consistent outside diameter and rate
  • Powder coated to resist corrosion
__________________
12 North Industries
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Sales 702.781.0302
Email sales@12degnorth.com

Web www.12degnorth.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-15-2018, 06:50 PM
rwenzing rwenzing is offline
Some assembly required...
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 921
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

Stock specs:

(code / combined rating / nominal bar diameter)

1 / 2900 lb / 1.09"
B / 2710 lb / 1.06"
F / 2510 lb / 1.03"
__________________
2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers, Duals
BW4406 manual transfer case, Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's
Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, ABS switch, sway bar discos
Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

2003 XLT 2.3L M5OD-R1 reg cab, 2011 Taurus SEL, 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-16-2018, 12:03 AM
12 Deg North Industries 12 Deg North Industries is offline
Vehicle Upfitters
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 90
Default Re: 01 Edge T-Bar upgrade from B to 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwenzing View Post
Stock specs:

(code / combined rating / nominal bar diameter)

1 / 2900 lb / 1.09"
B / 2710 lb / 1.06"
F / 2510 lb / 1.03"
Thank you for those..
__________________
12 North Industries
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Sales 702.781.0302
Email sales@12degnorth.com

Web www.12degnorth.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cam upgrade. Upgrade lifters to? 2.0 88_ranger_cobra17s 4-Cylinder Tech 1 03-28-2015 07:47 PM
my 03 edge rebuild/upgrade thread sturgills03edge Project Logs 13 07-28-2014 06:23 AM
'03 Edge Pioneer Sound Package in new truck and head unit upgrade HELP tylerfranz Audio / Video 1 03-14-2013 05:24 PM
upgrade 99ranger2x4 General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 03-13-2013 07:22 PM
04 Edge upgrade jwstump1 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 12 07-06-2010 05:55 PM