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ride height adjustment?


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#1 d8usti5n

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:39 PM

wasn't there a thread about how to adjust the ride height on a brat by about an inch or two, by adjusting some bolts around the torsion bar?  I can't seem to find the thread if there ever was one dedicated to just this subject.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

what year is your brat, it makes a difference



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

1980



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:14 PM

remove the lock bolt, beat the torsion bar out with a hammer, clock the trailing arm in the direction you want, line up splines and force the torsion bar back through.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:29 AM

remove the lock bolt, beat the torsion bar out with a hammer, clock the trailing arm in the direction you want, line up splines and force the torsion bar back through.



Is this for the rear only, or is it the same process for front?

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

Rear only. You have to build angled strut toppers for the front

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

Rear only. You have to build angled strut toppers for the front


Is this correct? Both my '78 wagon and '80 Brumby have adjustable front struts. Two bolts on either side of the strut that adjust the sping perch height.

They were standard fitment on late Gen 1 and most Gen 2 4wd models.

I thought the US would have had the same setup?

Although at full height adjustment the front suspension angles are... A bit like a bandy-legged giraffe!

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

Some have adjustable struts yes, but its better to build toppers

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

Some have adjustable struts yes, but its better to build toppers

 

Rear only. You have to build angled strut toppers for the front

Could you please enlighten me a bit more about the "angled strut toppers"? Perhaps there is a good thread on this? I lowered my Gen-1 two door sedan but it sat on the strut bump stop rubber, I cut the bump stop down but its no good as it bangs hard on potholes :-(






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