RE: [DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment
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RE: [DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment

Byron said:

> I spoke to Ed Bernstein a while back
> and I recall a statement he made
> regarding torsion bar adjustment.
> "the Torsion bar should never
> need adjusting form factory stock"
> "Simply buy new pistons"

I agree that the statement attributed to Mr. Bernstein applies to most
DeLoreans.  However, if you do something which changes the mass of a
door the statement no longer applies.

If you make a door heavier you may need to increase the energy stored in
its torsion bar.  If you make a door lighter you may need to reduce the
energy stored in its bar.  Examples include: adding door guides,
replacing door solenoids with heavier or lighter models, replacing
window motors with heavier or lighter models, and completely removing
solenoids or window motors.

Those struts work hard and they do wear out.  If your doors open nicely
on warm days but sag on cold days you should try new struts before you
adjust the torsion bars.  Take your torsion bars seriously.  There is
probably no part on a DeLorean you would regret abusing more than those
powerful and unique cryo-twist torsion bars!

- Mike Substelny
  VIN 01280
  Very respectful of my torsion bars

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