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Old 11-30-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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i have an 06 2WD. do i have torsion bars that can be cranked to lift the front end a little? or is that only with 4wd?
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my 08 4x4 dosen't have torsion bars, that's the 03 and earlier models, we've got the strut and spring for lift, the old models had the torsion bars and shocks. If you want the front lifted you need the spacer that bolts on top of the strut, then bolt the strut back into the truck. Takes @1hr or less per side.
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i have an 06 2WD. do i have torsion bars that can be cranked to lift the front end a little? or is that only with 4wd?
why do u want to lift the front of your 2wheel drive
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If you want to level your 2x4 out why not lower the rear 2". Ground Force sells shackle kits that will do this for $90.00. This way you dont have to have the front end aligned.
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i already have a leveling kit. i didnt know if there was a way to get a little more height in the front. whats wrong with lifting the front of a 2wd? or lifting it period?
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i already have a leveling kit. i didnt know if there was a way to get a little more height in the front. whats wrong with lifting the front of a 2wd? or lifting it period?

nothing is wrong with it. i think they look much better level and need 2 inches up front.
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i already have a leveling kit. i didnt know if there was a way to get a little more height in the front. whats wrong with lifting the front of a 2wd? or lifting it period?
2wd's don't have torsion bars, other than the Ranger Edge from the 90's, and all 2004.5+ F-150s have coilovers/struts up front. Torsion bars, as terrible as they are, are only used because the companies were too lazy to engineer a conventional spring system to work without interfering with the CV shaft while still connecting to the lower control arm. As 2wd trucks don't have a CV shaft up front, no clearance issues to worry about, and coils were used instead from 1997-2004. Ford figured it out rather quickly, GM however, couldn't figure it out from 1988 until 2007 in the 1/2 tons, still haven't figured out that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks should have solid axles up front and are still using IFS with torsion bars in 2500s/3500s.
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2wd's don't have torsion bars, other than the Ranger Edge from the 90's, and all 2004.5+ F-150s have coilovers/struts up front. Torsion bars, as terrible as they are, are only used because the companies were too lazy to engineer a conventional spring system to work without interfering with the CV shaft while still connecting to the lower control arm. As 2wd trucks don't have a CV shaft up front, no clearance issues to worry about, and coils were used instead from 1997-2004. Ford figured it out rather quickly, GM however, couldn't figure it out from 1988 until 2007 in the 1/2 tons, still haven't figured out that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks should have solid axles up front and are still using IFS with torsion bars in 2500s/3500s.
lets not go there on chevys. lol. i know a guy that everytime he drives his lifted chevy 2500 he has to fix it.
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