low front end

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  1. Dennis Gerard

    Dennis Gerard Well-Known Member

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    Question of the day! my 68 barracuda hits or grounds out on speed bumps on the front end running stock 14" tires any ideas left side is lower then right...

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    can turn the torsion bars up some
    better shocks
    larger torsion bars and better shocks...
     
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      I put new heavy duty shocks on today...
       
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      Can you post a side shot photo so we can see where it's at?
       
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      can do tomorrow, left side is lower then right side
       
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      Better get under there and pre lube those adjuster bolts!!
       
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        Bodyperson A little sketchy

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        Any noise? Like CLUNK. Probably not or you would have said so.
         
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        And jack it up and take the weight off.
         
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        • RustyRatRod

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          Shocks haven't a thing to do with ride height. A good shock will keep the car from bottoming during jounce, though. If it's too low, raise it up. Pretty simple.
           
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            May have to get a front end alignment after any changes in ride height. Good time to check the rest of the suspension & steering parts before an alignment as well.
             
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            The streets in my area suck as far as dips, bumps and uneven surfaces go, and I had the same problems until I installed 1.03 torsion bars and single chamber shocks.
            The bars themselves helped to get the front end up a little more as well as not compressing so easily, and the shocks helped with front end dive.

            Still I make an effort to avoid speed bumps if I can, and If I do have to deal with them I ease the front end down off of them to limit the compression of the suspension.
            The guy in the SUV behind me can just wait.:D
             
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                pictures posted
                 
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                1.03bars and HD shocks.
                I hammer over speed bumps on purpose everytime I see a tuner car crabbing over one,
                BaBAM-BaBam
                !! I like to think I'm getting air,lol.
                 
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                Went out today and jacked up the car was going to try to adjust the torsion bars, but here's what I found...

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                thats a problem.. :)
                 
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                Try to look on the bright side......you have a good start on rebuilding the front suspension. (Other side & other parts have just as many miles on them.) At least it wasn't a rusted/twisted mount in the crossmember.
                 
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                Oh Snap!
                 
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                  ^ I see what you did there... :p

                  Check out PST torsion bars, I believe you get a discount for being a FABO member:thumbsup:
                   
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                  Got my new 1.03 torsion bars, and installed the left once but it made no different in the way the car sets did I screw up installing them
                   
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                  install both of them and adjust accordingly. did you install it correctly? if the car sits low like that then the torsion bar mounts in the crossmember are probably rotted and spinning...
                   
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                    west coast car not much rust on underside
                     
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                    are both new bars in or only one??

                    sure they are installed correctly?