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Old 12-16-2018, 04:27 PM
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Default 2005 Ranger torsion bar lift/clunk

hey everyone ...My name is Robert and I have a 2005 Ranger xlt 4wd.JUst did a torsion lift today and Im really happy with the height and the ride quality only prob is i hit a small bump at 40 moh and there was no shock absorption whatsoever (it was junk a clunk).It has new stock shocks.What could be wrong??Do i need extended travel shocks or shock extenders or?????please need help thanks
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:36 PM
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hey everyone ...My name is Robert and I have a 2005 Ranger xlt 4wd.JUst did a torsion lift today and Im really happy with the height and the ride quality only prob is i hit a small bump at 40 moh and there was no shock absorption whatsoever (it was junk a clunk).It has new stock shocks.What could be wrong??Do i need extended travel shocks or shock extenders or?????please need help thanks


The problem is in the question. “Torsion key lift”.

Did you crank the stock torsion keys or buy aftermarket “lift” keys?

Adjusting the torsion bars adds more pre-load to the suspension, which essentially “stiffens” that suspension. This makes it ride like a brick on wheels. Adding to the problem is the fact that if adjust the front end more than 1.5-2” or so, you’ve taken all of the down travel out of the suspension and the upper control arms start smacking the frame. This adds to the rough ride.


The only way to regain ride quality is to back off on the torsion keys.


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Old 12-16-2018, 04:50 PM
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Thanks for the reply..they are Wulf aftermarket keys.So backing off should help??
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for the reply..they are Wulf aftermarket keys.So backing off should help??


Yes. The more you back them off the softer the ride will be. How much “lift” did you get out of them?


This is assuming the truck didn’t do this before the aftermarket keys were installed.


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Old 12-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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No it was fine before ....the mechanic thay installed them said it was about 3"...The before and after is quite a bit...so tomorrow I will back them off...thanks for the help
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No it was fine before ....the mechanic thay installed them said it was about 3"...The before and after is quite a bit...so tomorrow I will back them off...thanks for the help


Ahhh.

3” is too much adjustment on stock suspension. I bet if you look at your upper control arms they are very close to hitting the frame.

Be sure to get it aligned after you adjust the torsion keys (I would make the shop that did the work do the alignment. Any good mechanic should’ve know what he was doing was wrong).


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Old 12-16-2018, 06:43 PM
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It was a friend..but yes tomorrow after i adjust them i am getting alignment done and balance.thanks again
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:02 AM
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It was a friend..but yes tomorrow after i adjust them i am getting alignment done and balance.thanks again


Good deal.


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