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Old 02-10-2011, 08:58 AM
william foster william foster is offline
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Default 'nose in de air'

Just got this truck, hoping there'll b some torsion bars I can adjust easily to level the damn thing out.. be able to see the headlites on the road in front of me!
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: 'nose in de air'

If your asking if you have T-bars then yes you do other then that I have no idea what your question is
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:11 AM
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LOL I had a friend who's car had air shocks installed, but they broke while the front end was extended out, so the nose pointed waay up. and the damned thing was stuck that way. He started calling his car "Big Wheelie"
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:26 PM
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I found some bolts I thought would let some tension off the torsion bars and lowering the front, but loosening several turns to the limit and tightening all the way likewise did nada. WTF!? Can't see why the front of this truck is so high, or why those torsion bar screws didn't have any effect.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:25 PM
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take a pic of your truck and the bolts you where turning and post em up
page 1 post 14 in the fig item number 8 is what you needed to be turning http://www.fordrangerforum.com/lifte...ur-ranger.html
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:32 AM
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Yup, that's it. Turnt it all the way, both directions, maybe the mech is 'frozen' in place.. Seems to me I should let off all the tension, spray with WD40, and see what a couple miles does (minimal rust). I'll post pix. Nice diagram btw. Thx
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:14 AM
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if that doesnt work try taking the bolts all the way out and making sure the keys are in correct with the block.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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Ok, now. It must have just needed time to let the wd soak in. Bolts loosened up, front-end dropped. I can see the headlites on the road now. Truck rides level. Thx for the ideas and support.
You outta country 'bout now, brother?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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well thats good news man, just about have round 17 days till I fly out sooo about 22 days till I get stateside
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