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Lowering Rear End > Torsion Bar


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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:34 PM

Does anyone have pics/ a write up on how to reclock the torsion bars on an EA81? I want to lower mine, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:52 AM

Bump!

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:59 PM

I'm not sure on EA81s but I know on the gen 1's when you reclock the rear torsion bars is actually pretty easy. I had to jack the car up, pull the rear wheels off, and on either side at the outside ends of the torsion bar tubes, was a 12mm bolt, loosen that up, then I took an air hammer and pounded the torsion bars out from the inside. Then spin it to where I wanted it, pounded them back in, stuff the bolt back in, slide the wheels on and done. Don't see why an EA81 would really be any different though.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:27 PM

Hmmmmm, I'll have to take a look at that today after my chemistry lab. Did you re-clock the torsion bar or the semi-trailing arms? Did you notice a difference in spring rate or ride quality? Also, how much did it lower the car overall?

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:47 PM

Hmmmmm, I'll have to take a look at that today after my chemistry lab. Did you re-clock the torsion bar or the semi-trailing arms? Did you notice a difference in spring rate or ride quality? Also, how much did it lower the car overall?

When you do this, take pictures. I wanna fix my wagon's rump roast end being stuck up in the air.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:59 PM

don't ea81s have a special hieght adjustment bolt on a lever in the middle of the crossmember containing the torstion bars? As far as I know u just go under the car and crank this bolt and it adjusts ride height..

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:19 PM

don't ea81s have a special hieght adjustment bolt on a lever in the middle of the crossmember containing the torstion bars? As far as I know u just go under the car and crank this bolt and it adjusts ride height..


Actually, this bolt is accessed through a hole in the floor pan, under rear seat. No need to get under car. OP may want to lower more than can be achieved with this bolt.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:22 PM

don't ea81s have a special hieght adjustment bolt on a lever in the middle of the crossmember containing the torstion bars? As far as I know u just go under the car and crank this bolt and it adjusts ride height..


If the car is too low after clocking the semi-trailing arms then I will use this to adjust it back up. I will fully document the swap, but without internet access on my computer, I don't think I'll be posting pics soon. Hell I just finished a few major projects and I am not able to make a post about any of them!!!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:48 PM

Well when I did it, I didn't have any ride quality whatsoever... since I set the rump roast end on the bumpstops:rolleyes:

IIRC, I reclocked the trailing arms but in theory, if you reclock them a couple teeth, then the spring effect will be stock, just sitting lower then stock ride height

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:56 PM

Hes not the only one with the rump roast end in the air problem, I have it on my brat as well: Posted Image

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:19 PM

Hes not the only one with the rump roast end in the air problem, I have it on my brat as well: Posted Image


Same with my Brat, stock. But my '80 wagon got 4" more lift cuz I clocked em to lift it. Gonna slam the Brat though.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 12:07 AM

Have you looked at bratmans thread?
http://www.ultimates...ghlight=torsion
Might help you.


Hes not the only one with the rump roast end in the air problem, I have it on my brat as well:

That's a problem? I quite like it up a little bit. When I put my EJ in though I had to adjust it down an inch because it was just ridiculus. The brat in that pictures looks awesome I reckon... :headbang:
I like it so the tray sides are level, I think it looks best then.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 02:51 AM

The brat in that pictures looks awesome I reckon... :headbang:


Thanks Phiz. :)




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