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Old 05-15-2011, 06:25 PM
00RangerXLT 00RangerXLT is offline
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Default T bar question

i know yall have heard way too much bout t bar and t bar keys, but ima bring it back up. this is some stuff i copied off of the ranger station bout the keys:

Manufacturers change the torsion bar or key to adjust the ride height, usually to compensate for heavier or lighter engine packages. While the ride height may be adjusted by turning the adjuster bolts on the stock torsion key, rotating the stock keys too far can bend the adjusting bolt and place the shock piston outside the standard travel. Over-rotating the torsion bars can also cause the suspension to hit the bumpstop prematurely, causing a harsh ride. Aftermarket forged torsion key kits use reclocked adjuster keys to prevent over-rotation.

now, people say cranking stock keys wont cause probs with the ride. this says itll cause the bump stop to be hit prematurely if the keys over rotated. and it says aftermarket keys are "re-clocked" to prevent over rotation. why if it reclocks to prevent that, people still say itll wear parts faster than cranking stock keys?
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: T bar question

Good points.
I adjusted mine to level the truck front to back.
It had to be aligned afterward because it was pulling to the right.
IMO, to properly lift an independent suspension, the entire suspension should be lowered relative to the frame.
Using an after market part to overcompensate for a stock part is not wise.

Get ready for some backlash on this...
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:38 AM
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ya kinda lost me there with lowering the suspension relative to the frame
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