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Old 11-25-2010, 07:02 PM
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Default Torsion Bars cranked too low?

Alright guys, I have a very slight problem with a vibration at the front of my truck at highway speeds. Now, it's not really noticeable, but it's there. Anyways, the other day I was looking at my truck from the front, and it looks like my truck has very slight positive camber on both sides. Well, I got to thinkin about it, and I was looking at the truck, and I believe my truck sits a little lower in the front than it should. I've always been told that the Edge 4x2 has the same ride height as any stock 4x4 Ranger. I was told by the dealership that the truck was last owned by an older gentleman, which makes sense because it looked elderly owned, and the condition shows it. Well, what I think happened was that the old man had a hard time getting into the truck due to it's height, so he had the torsion bars cranked down so that he could fit in better. That would explain the stupid step bars that aren't right for the truck too. Last time I was under the truck, I had a very conservative amount of bolt left to turn. They almost look completely backed out. So, i'm thinking that if I crank the torsion bars up a little, then the truck will level out to what I think the stock height should be, and it will also get rid of my front vibration. Does this sound like it could be the problem to you guys? I just want to be sure before I crank the bars up.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:15 PM
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Default Re: Torsion Bars cranked too low?

the vibration sounds like a wheel bearing going bad. Cranking the t-bars will level it out, but from what ive heard it wears your ball joints down faster.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:17 PM
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What about your alignment?
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:37 PM
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It's really hard for me to tell whether or not the wheels are really off, or if my eyesight sucks. Alignment was checked in February, but in 9 months, who knows what could have been knocked out of whack. I may end up having to take it in for an alignment check again. I don't plan on cranking the bars up too much like most people, just enough for the truck to be level. I'm just kinda :/ on paying $60 for an alignment check. Maybe I can find a deal somewhere trustworthy.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:41 PM
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Crank the bars then do the alignment
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:56 PM
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That's probably what i'll do. Hopefully if it's out of alignment it's something simple and just needs to be put back in place.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:03 PM
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You should crank the bars and get an alignment regardless

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:11 PM
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Definitely.

I just hope they don't find anything else.
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