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Torsion Bar Bolt - Height adjustment


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#1 newgen85brat

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

Hi again, I want to lift the back of my 85 Brat to the full height.  How hard does this bolt normally turn? Mine is so hard to move, I am afraid to break it plus the leverage point is not too easy. Do most people heat it?  Is it easier with the weight off the wheels?  I assume you tighten the bolt to increase height.  I do not have the owners manual which I would assume would tell me.  Thanks for your help.   



#2 mikaleda

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hi again, I want to lift the back of my 85 Brat to the full height.  How hard does this bolt normally turn? Mine is so hard to move, I am afraid to break it plus the leverage point is not too easy. Do most people heat it?  Is it easier with the weight off the wheels?  I assume you tighten the bolt to increase height.  I do not have the owners manual which I would assume would tell me.  Thanks for your help.   


It's probably just stuck from not being moved for a long time, the first thing I would do is start soaking it in p.b. blaster and try loosing it instead if tightening it, just to break it loose. Carefull how high you jack it up, the higher you go the faster the rear axles are going to wear.

#3 86BRATMAN

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

get a floor jack under the center diff and get the weight off the wheels, use jackstands and it should turn. be generous with pb blaster as well.




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