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Old 03-03-2010, 08:28 PM
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Your ride will be stiffer yes. Also it depends on what kinda bars you have, they make diff strengths and theres a way to tell that on the door pannel. If you have weaker t-bars youll notice them sagging sooner than the stronger/stiffer bars.

Don't buy Torsion Keys, then you can OVER crank your bars... not good. But up to 2" on the stock keys you should be ok. I'll jus ride stiffer
anyone know how to tell from the sticker on the door?
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:38 PM
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it is under spring I believe whatever the first letter is, is what kind of bars you have. Either F, B or 1
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:02 PM
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All i could find was "SPR" then under it, it said "1K". could that be it? and i dont really want to make a thread... anyone know around what the towing capacity of my ranger with the stock trailer hitch is? any one know what class trailer hitches ford puts on the rangers?
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:45 PM
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I know there are some negatives of doing that... arent there? stiffer ride, wear on parts in the front end?
It also puts more stress on ball joints, etc if they are cranked too much
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:03 AM
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All i could find was "SPR" then under it, it said "1K". could that be it? and i dont really want to make a thread... anyone know around what the towing capacity of my ranger with the stock trailer hitch is? any one know what class trailer hitches ford puts on the rangers?
You've got the highest rated parts on the truck already. #1 bars and K leaves. Those grade bars are what I went to when I replaced by sagging B bars and they help keep the "lift" you gained by cranking longer.

Tow ratings...depends on trans. Owners manual gives you specs. If auto, max trailer weight is almost 6000lbs

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It also puts more stress on ball joints, etc if they are cranked too much
With stock keys, maxxed adjuster bolts isn't adding too much stress or accelerated wear on the BJ's or CV's. Of course, the big variable is bar wear anyway, the reason for the adjustment bolt in the first place. By 70k or so, even a non-cranked truck needs balljonts already.

**maxed bars = just driverside maxed. good 'ole Ranger lean. If both sides are maxed out, the passenger side is gonna be like 2" taller than the driver's side. lol.
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