[DML] Re: Who has dampening door struts?
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[DML] Re: Who has dampening door struts?

This is so true.
I have seen an autoshop owner/mechanic having a D and because of low 
hanging open doors thought of tightening the torsion bar.
He ended up with a shattered rear window.
Even though I am a new kid on the block I already know replacing the 
struts usually fixes the hanging doors.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ComposerZelgadis@... wrote:
> Technically speaking, you should never have to make an adjustment 
on the 
> torsion bar, provided the previous owner didn't make any - if it's 
set at factory 
> default, leave it there.  If you're having trouble with your doors 
not opening 
> fully, just get some new struts.  Stabilus is good from the OEM 
> like if you're going for Concours.  I went with DMCH's struts a 
couple years 
> ago, and the doors open just fine without slamming to the roof - 
but I don't 
> have any door poppers.  
> A lot of it also depends on weather - if you live in a very hot 
locale (South 
> Florida, Texas, Arizona, etc) the gas in the struts will expand, 
and thus, 
> have more spring to them, especially when new.  If you live 
someplace cold, like 
> way up North, then the gas in the struts contract, and don't have 
as much 
> push.  But please, leave your torsion bar alone.  I've heard too 
many horror 
> stories of these breaking from seemingly minor adjustments.
> ************************************** See what's free at 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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