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Old 03-06-2013, 07:45 PM
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Default Torsion Keys vs Torsion Bars?

What is the difference in torsion keys and torsion bars??
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: Torsion Keys vs Torsion Bars?

Keys attach to the end of the tbar which is like 4 feet long and there is a bolt that you can adjust the position of the keys to adjust ride height basically by twisting the bar more or less. The keys are like permanent "wrenches" on the rear end of the torsion bar.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:01 PM
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Keys are a waste of money and torsion cranks are free

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Unless you have a 08+ranger and install some some 07 or older torsion keys. The newer 4x4s are lower than the older ones
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: Torsion Keys vs Torsion Bars?

keys go on the bars and are what allows them to twist
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Default Re: Torsion Keys vs Torsion Bars?

Keys hold tension is the bar. The bar exerts a torsional force that is holding your truck up.

That's why torsion bars are stiffer when you crank them, you are adding to the torsional force
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:42 PM
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Keys are a waste of money and torsion cranks are free

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Unless you have a 08+ranger and install some some 07 or older torsion keys. The newer 4x4s are lower than the older ones
Do the older torsion keys fit the newer 4x4s?
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Do the older torsion keys fit the newer 4x4s?
yes just fine
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