Torsion bar install

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering and Chassis' started by KJoeZ61, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. KJoeZ61

    KJoeZ61 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Location:
    Northampton Pennsylvania
    Local Time:
    10:32 AM
    Can anyone tell me if it makes a difference which way a torsion bar goes in, front-back? And just to be sure the LCA shouldn't be torqued down until the car is lowered.
     
  2. zkx14

    zkx14 Duster De-ruster FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    16,518
    Likes Received:
    8426
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Local Time:
    10:32 AM
    For factory bars, No. Left and right do matter, but not front and back. Not just lowered -Torque after ride height is set.
     
  3. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

    Messages:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    2824
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2004
    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    View My Photos
    Local Time:
    7:32 AM
    the part numbers should be in the back by all printed manuals and the line can go vertical. Just to keep it all symmetrical.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • KJoeZ61

      KJoeZ61 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      217
      Likes Received:
      36
      Joined:
      Apr 4, 2017
      Location:
      Northampton Pennsylvania
      Local Time:
      10:32 AM
      Great thanks. My set from PST is due to arrive today. Then all I'll need is the engine to come back from the machine shop.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • 72bluNblu

        72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        8,841
        Likes Received:
        2758
        Joined:
        Nov 28, 2008
        Location:
        NorCal
        Local Time:
        7:32 AM
        Follow PST’s instructions. With their old 1.03” bars there was no left or right, the bars were zero indexed and could be installed on either side.

        I believe their new bars are indexed though, so there will be a left and a right if that’s the case. Maybe @PST can help with that.

        If you’re using stock rubber bushings, the LCA pivot pin nuts shouldn’t be fully torqued until the car is at ride height. For poly or Delrin LCA bushings, it doesn’t matter.
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • PST

          PST Marketing Manager FABO Vendor

          Messages:
          752
          Likes Received:
          185
          Joined:
          Apr 22, 2009
          Location:
          Montville, NJ
          Local Time:
          10:32 AM
          Yes the new bars are a 20 degree index. The bars are labeled L and R . When installing place the end with the L and or R to the rear of the vehicle.

          Thanks
          James
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • 71Twister440

            71Twister440 Active Member

            Messages:
            44
            Likes Received:
            10
            Joined:
            Dec 6, 2017
            Location:
            Lagrangeville
            Local Time:
            10:32 AM
            Since the thread is older im going to.hijack for a second-
            I have bought all new moog rubber front end bushings, have read some info from you guys about poky and delrin, but also needing greasable LCA pins, since my front end is all dryrotted anyway im assuming a new.set of 1.03 pst bars.and all new rubbers will feel tight and firm..opinions?
             
          • PST

            PST Marketing Manager FABO Vendor

            Messages:
            752
            Likes Received:
            185
            Joined:
            Apr 22, 2009
            Location:
            Montville, NJ
            Local Time:
            10:32 AM
            Yes by putting all new rubbers you should see a vast improvement over your previous ride quality and with the 1.03 you should have a more modern feel. It will be firm but not harsh.

            Thanks
            James
             
            • Agree Agree x 1