Re: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit
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Re: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit

Its a very good point Dave.
At DMA spring socials, we always do door adjustments for people.  Before tightening the tortion bar for a sagging door, we always try a new strut FIRST

Its amazing how many cars we have seen where the tortion bar has already been tightened in the past to compensate for a weak strut, and when we put the new struts on the car we actually wind up loosen the tortion bar as required the adjustment!

Kevin Abato
Vin# 16680 

-----Original Message-----
From: "daveswingle2" <swingle_dmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:11:07 
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit

My original comment was not directed at the bar or its design, it was directed at the idea of turning the bar up higher (tighter) to overcome a weak strut. Struts are cheap, torsion bars and hinges are not.

My pet peeve is cars coming in with struts date-stamped sometime in the mid-80s and the door actually works. You KNOW that torsion bar and hinge are under way too much stress. 

Sorry for any confusion.

Dave s


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