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I know there was a post a while back on this, but my memory isn't what it used to be.  I am about to put the torsion bars back in the car, and I seem to remember something about having the adjuster sockets in a certain position before you install them.  Are there any other tips to ease installation and adjustment? o----o<>
 

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qkcuda said:
I know there was a post a while back on this, but my memory isn't what it used to be.  I am about to put the torsion bars back in the car, and I seem to remember something about having the adjuster sockets in a certain position before you install them.  Are there any other tips to ease installation and adjustment? o----o<>
I just made sure to have the sockets in the COMPLETELY unloaded position and had no problems at all...

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i was having a bit of trouble until i realized that the lever above the adjuster must also be resting against the adjuster and not doing something else.
it does not return on it's own when the suspension is raised and lowered unless there is a t-bar in there.

and it probably helps having the suspension travel fully extended.
hex ends and sockets clean and greased
 
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Yep. With t0eh front of the car off the ground and the adjusters backed ALL the way off you can move the LCA up and down until it lines up with the hex oin the T-bar..
 

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Thanks guys. That is pretty much what I figured, but I had heard of people having problems getting them adjusted so I thought I better double check. Time to crawl under the car again. o----o<>
 

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The LCA should be at its lowest position, this requires removing the bump stops. The top of the blades in the center of the LCA should be flush with the top of the LCA. These two items are critial because they provide the correct spring rate for which the torsion bar is designed. The OEM bars are marked with three numbers ending in an L or R which indicates left or right. Either end is OK. After market bars can be installed without these considerations. Greasing the cavities on the LCA and the cross member is a good practice. The cups and safety retainers are still available from the dealers.
 
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