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dumping torsion bars


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I have a 2003 4wd Edge that I'm looking to make upgrades to....specifically removing those torsion bars.

I've looked around here and a little on dezert rangers, and i've found two ideas that interest me, but i can't figure out the difficulty level or $$ for each of them. i also wanna make sure they're both actually possibilities for my truck.

first would be a TTB suspension. how difficult would it be to do a torsion bar to TTB conversion? i was thinking of running something like they have on autofab (http://autofab.com/Ranger home.htm) although i'm not sure on model 28, 35, 44. 44 would be the beefiest, right?

second option is getting a superlift then ditching the torsion bars for coilovers. i've heard of this but really can't get too much detail. getting the superlift is fairly straightforward, but after that i can't tell how difficult or expensive it would be to put in coilovers.

of course, there's always the dixon bros kit :drool: i'll ask my buddy warren buffet to loan me the money if that's the route i go
 


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how difficult would it be to do a torsion bar to TTB conversion?
if you have to ask you probably don't want to go through the trouble, and believe me putting ttb onto an originally t-bar truck would suck
 

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It would be far easier to put your T-bar cab and bed onto a 1995-97 TTB frame.

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got it. thanks guys.

right after creating this thread i found a thread on another site on converting a superlift to coilovers. i haven't read through the whole thing yet because i needed to leave for work so i don't know if it's very informative, but it looks like it is.

when i get home i'll put the link up for anyone else that might want to know
 

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right after creating this thread i found a thread on another site on converting a superlift to coilovers.
A guy on the Sport Trac site has done this also.
A company called RCD used to make a coil-over lift for late-models but it is discontinued. You may still find one someplace or used.
Dixon Bros. Racing makes a coil-over lift that also has much stronger parts than the factory stuff. It costs a helluva lotta money.
Just an FYI.
 

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