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« on: June 19, 2022, 04:39:03 PM »
Hey looking for a bit of insight.   Iíve installed the Tor bars but Iím worried if I donít go one more flat I might either have ride heigh issues or a really hard front end.   Am I worried for nothing or should I go one more flat?     Thx fellas

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Re: Torsion bar one more flat?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 04:57:17 PM »
The adjuster bolts are usually threaded in a lot more than that, did you pull the A arm down as far as you could when installing? Also make sure you have them correct as there is a right and a left.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 05:50:05 PM »
Yep, assuming you have them each on the right sides, you should have the upper A arm drooped as far as it will go and the adjuster bolt backed out quite a bit, the bar will slide in free without forcing it.

You will not be able to "go one more flat", its not possible to do this.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 05:51:23 PM »
 :iagree: Looks good where it is, you won't know how much to tighten the bolt until it's on the ground.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2022, 06:00:31 PM »
 :iagree:
  But don't tighten the bolt on the ground.... can strip the threads
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2022, 07:50:17 PM »
Ok guys thanks for the reassurance.    I was second guessing myself.    :drinkingbud:

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Re: Torsion bar one more flat?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2022, 05:04:33 AM »
I usually tighten the bolt until the bolt is showing  about 1/4" of threads sticking out of the control arm....that's a pretty good place to start

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2022, 05:37:15 AM »
Just installed a pair of PST bars when I was home- left the upper bump stop out to get enough droop for installation

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