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



I am glad to hear that your procedure went well. The only point of
contention I have is the power in the torsion bars IS a big deal. If
you were not warned about it and did not have enough leverage you
would not be such a "Happy Camper". Imagine if you did not have a pipe
on that allen wrench. It would have taken off for "parts unknown" in a
hurry maybe hurting someone and/or damaging things. You would not have
been able to take your time working off the bracket and you would not
have had the control necesary to remove and replace the bolts. Do not
underestimate the power in those torsion bars! All this illustrates
how important it is to prepare and use the proper tools. You are also
correct saying you should NEVER have to touch them again. If the doors
start to droop in warm weather replace the struts instead of winding
up the torsion bars. A drop of oil on the ends of the struts and door
hinges is about all that you should ever have to do!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
>
> First, big thanks to everyone who helped me out here. Both the driver
> & passenger side torsion bars have been adjusted properly. The doors
> now open with virtually no bounce at the end of travel. With any luck,
> I should never have to touch them again; just replace the struts when
> they start to droop.
> 
> Some notes from the procedure:
> 
> 1. The threads on the right of the passenger side bracket were
> stripped beyond repair. A "recoil" kit was used to fix this. Let me
> 







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