does it matter wich side you install your torsion bars?

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    Should not type incorrect shit on purpose, will lead some in the wrong direction.
     
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    • mbaird

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      I assumed the double negatives would be recognized as humor by the witty .

      And I was right !
       
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      • RAT ROD AL

        RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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        That's why some genius put the right turn signal on the right and the left one on the left !!:rolleyes::poke:
         
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          I have installed them incorrectly in the past . Even though I knew better but was in a hurry and just plain forgot.
          They did not break but one adjuster was in much more than the other to get the ride height correct and level. Which is how I realized my mistake.
          Not too hard to correct...
           
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          • pishta

            pishta I know I'm right....

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            Someone is gonna Google this and end up reading your post....Doh!
             
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            • Dana67Dart

              Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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              Unless your in Australia, RHD!
               
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              The driver is still a passenger???:poke::rofl::rofl::rofl:
               
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              Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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              Not by definition.
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              On the torsion bar, the hexes at each end are not in line. Thus each side is different. Lay the bar on a flat surface and you can see it.
               
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              If you do not want to replace it when it breaks.
               
            • Dartswinger70

              Dartswinger70 Awww man...

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              there is an thing with the part number, odd=left even = right...
               
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              I ran into this question some years ago and did not get a clear answer as to what direction or side . I don't know everthing but I view a torsion bars function the same way an extention bar on a socket set function and is used to absorb and transfer forces so why would it break when twisted either way ??? I have removed and reinstalled them and if my momory is correct I ended up with two r marked torsion bars and installed them as I had no other option and I have not spotted a difference. That car was sold so I don't know if they had a problem but the car ran and sat well.
               
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              When I got my rolling-shell Dart, it had .89 t-bars... I discovered when removing them (to install headers on the big-block) that they were both R. The car had been working fine at that point and the ride height was settable.
              While they were out, though, I got (newer, clocked) PST 1.03 bars and greatly improved the ride. And made sure to put them in L & R :)
               
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              It wouldn't twist that way, like a dyslexic joke. lol it ain't a trash on u though ,all good.
               
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                well maybe a dumb question, does the r and left designation go to the rear or the front?
                 
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