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Old 02-15-2011, 04:42 PM
spudkilla224 spudkilla224 is offline
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Default Do RWD Rangers Have "Torsion Bars"?

I was wondering does my 1994 Ford Ranger XLT that is RWD have "Torsion Bars"? I can't find any info to support that RWD Ranger's have torsion bars, but I have found that 4X4 Rangers have them. I'm sorry if my question is dumb, i'm just learning about suspension types.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:44 PM
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not in 1994 they dont. certain newer "sport" and "edge" 2wd rangers do though.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:46 PM
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Alrighty, Thanks, so say if I ever did a suspension lift, how could I level out the front end without longer coils, or the "Donut" leveling kits?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:52 PM
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I don't think you can with out taller springs or spacers.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: Do RWD Rangers Have "Torsion Bars"?

i am prettty sure i have a RWD w/ some lft to it. i mean, it has some good height to it
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:32 PM
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all edge trucks have torsion bars i do!
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:37 PM
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sad to say i have them crapy t-bars........ Ford's worst idea!! you should be happy with your i-beams i would take those any day over these t-bars!
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:51 PM
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sad to say i have them crapy t-bars........ Ford's worst idea!! you should be happy with your i-beams i would take those any day over these t-bars!
whats so wrong w the tbars?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:58 PM
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whats so wrong w the tbars?
Nothing. Everyone wants to swap to coilovers to get rid of the "crappy" torsion bars, then say how much better they are once they are on. The only difference is the nice shocks that are giving the better ride. A spring is a spring, the torsion bar is just a spring, just like a coil is. Put a nice shock (not a fabtech or white body generic shock) and you'll notice a better ride.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:01 PM
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whats so wrong w the tbars?
there in the way for off-roading. And they sag way faster then coils. I wish ford would of put coil overs for the edge/4x4's/sports/ xlt's 4x4's.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:07 PM
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idk i love my t bars lol ive only ran into one issue where my tbar was an issue and even afte hitting it hard there wasnt even a dent lol does seem like a rough ride sometimes but give me a stiffish ride over a BOUNCING ride anyday!
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