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Techical Discussions => Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION => Topic started by: Rob Molloy on March 24, 2012, 08:10:55 PM

Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Rob Molloy on March 24, 2012, 08:10:55 PM
Ok, so need a little advice. The drivers side of my toga is about an inch and a half lower than the passengers side. How hard is it to adjust the torsion bars to even this out? Is it pretty easy? Would I need any special tools or anything? Thanks!!
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Guests on March 24, 2012, 09:00:00 PM
Pretty simple actually. There are two locations for the bolt depending on the model, either the front between the lower control arm or the very back of the torsion bar. Get a socket and breaker bar and turn the bolt. 3/4 inch is the size of the bolt, but it may be larger. You can't screw anything up or hurt it, but turn the bolt about half a turn at a time, bounce the suspension and measure it again before moving the bolt again.  After you think it is right, drive around the block and turn both directions in a corner, verify it is settled, adjust if necessary.
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: steve sclafani on March 25, 2012, 02:03:56 PM
Shouldn't a front wheel alignment be done after this adjustment?
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: firedome on March 25, 2012, 03:24:16 PM

One of the beauties of Torsion Aire is the adjustability. On a GM coil spring suspension though, you
are SOL. 
firedome2012-03-25 20:25:00
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Guests on March 25, 2012, 03:43:17 PM
An adjustment like this isn't great enough to mandatorily make it necessary. You will be fine for quite a long time before needing it.
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Snotty on March 26, 2012, 10:14:30 AM

Quote from: FIN_NV
Shouldn't a front wheel alignment be done after this adjustment?

Yes
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Rob Molloy on March 26, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
Awesome. Was easier than I thought it would be. The alignment will get done at a later date. I should probably rebuild the front end with bushings and parts that aren't 51 years old! LOL. After that, and before tires that cost more than the $40 each that I spent, I'll have the alignment done. Thanks for the help guys!!
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Guests on March 26, 2012, 07:19:10 PM
New bushings are always a good thing, especially that old. There are kits to replace everything for less than individual parts, well worth the handling capability of these big cars.
Title: Torsion bar adjustment
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2012, 02:38:53 AM


especially the lower bushings which is why it probably dipped