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Old 08-21-2010, 01:02 PM
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Default How do you level a '96 4X4?

I have either been completely wrong in believing that all Rangers with the independent front axle had adjustable torsion bars or I am completely blind or have absolutely no clue what I am looking for. I have put a 3" body lift in my '96 and would like to raise the front and level the truck. If I don't have adjustable t-bars how is this done? Does this require installing a coil from a larger truck? I have seen the twist in blocks but that looks a little dicey to me.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: How do you level a '96 4X4?

You have a Twin Traction Beam front axle with Coil Spring/Radius Arm Setup, your levling options basically are:

Either a Leveling Spacer:
http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...F09108F6L.html


or a Leveling Coil:
http://www.roughcountry.com/ford_83-..._leveling.html

If you do either of these, you will need an alignment afterwards. Do not use those twist in spacers, theyre just dumb. And also, if youre going to be doing a leveling kit it wouldnt be a bad idea to get yourself a new set of Radius arm bushings. You shouldnt need to add a different pitman arm either.

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Old 08-21-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: How do you level a '96 4X4?

you can use coil spacers, or lift coils.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:20 PM
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you can use coil spacers, or lift coils.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:24 PM
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Default Re: How do you level a '96 4X4?

yea, but you dont have a gen 3, so your answer may not have been correct
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: How do you level a '96 4X4?

Thanks for the info. I'll look into both.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:56 PM
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yea, but you dont have a gen 3, so your answer may not have been correct
Correction!, your answer is not correct, I in fact do have a gen 3! 1994 Ext cab 4.0 at 4x4, manual hubs 31" GY's, 3.73 Trac-Lock Rear... Boo Yah!
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