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Brat rear torsion bar setup ....
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:15 PM
I'm just looking over my ( new to me ) '82 Brat and thinking of ways to improve it for the long haul . If you ever had one apart , whats inside of the tube ?
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:18 PM
There really isn't much movement there - only when the suspension articulates.
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:26 PM
You could try adding some stiffer shocks or putting in some EA82 coilovers.
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:48 PM
Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:09 AM
I've only seen one failure of a torsion bar on a stock soob. '82 Brat now that I think of it... and I replaced it with a ea82 coilover set-up...
now, a lifted/offroad soob, I've seen 2 failures of the torsion bar itself. oddly, both '82s as well one brat, one 4wd wagon.
on the Brat, I replaced with coilover set-ups again, but because of some other stress I put on it wheeling, (the brat had the torsion bar clocked, which puts additional stress on the rubber coupling...) and since the torsion bar was broken/loose, the rubber fitting failed (tore apart) and the plate piece pulled off the end and my tire got a little wiggly at that point, and I actually bent the flat plate into an "S" shape...
Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:21 AM
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