[DML] Re: Torion Bar
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[DML] Re: Torion Bar

Hi Jason.

You can reference message 50256 in this list.  A friend and I measured
the torsion bar torque of a properly adjusted set of doors.  One side
was 100lbft, the other was 105 lbft, with the doors closed (65 and 70
lbft with the doors open).  

So, if you install the torsion bars, with the doors closed, twist the
torsion bar to about 90ftlb (leaving a little margin for measurement
error), then install and bolt the plate, that'll be a good starting
point, on the conservative side.  Your doors should sag just a bit if
your torsion bars are similar to mine.

Alternatively, you can do it with the doors propped open, torquing to
about 60 lbft.  This would be easier if you don't have anybody beefy
enough to maintain 90lbft of torque with muscle power while you bolt
down the plates, but incorporates the risk of the door falling
unsupported.  It's a two or three person job either way.

This method, using torque measurement, should correspond exactly to
the methods others have suggested involving measuring the twist angle.
 If there's a discrepancy, something is wrong, and it's time to
proceed with caution.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jason Rowe" <jonnier@...> wrote:
>     Hello all,  I'm getting ready to install the new passenger side
torsion bar
> and was wondering if anyone could give me a good starting point on how 
> far to crank this thing over to begin with. I know it's goingt o be
trial and error
> but if I get close the first time it's one less time I may have to
do it. Thanks 
> in advance. 
>                                          Jason #5903
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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