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Old 07-06-2018, 04:21 PM   #51
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Buy a new Sun bolt and then take a sledgehammer to the old one.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:32 AM   #52
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thanks @david29 for dropping off the sun bolts and retainers.

got the driver side complete, torsion bar is calibrated (thank you FSM)
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:32 AM   #53
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Ok. Everything is buttoned up and wheels are on...

I need some help now. I have adjusted the torsion bars about as tight as they can go and I am still way too low. I followed the FSM to the t as well. What am I doing wrong? Seems like I don’t have the preload right or something.

Also, both front tires are facing outward. I adjusted the coupler that attached to both tie rods and no difference. Again, what am I doing wrong?

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To raise the front end, I did not follow the service manual.

I started with the torsion bars indexed so that I was only able to get 1 or 2 threads started before the torsion bar started getting into a bind.

If you want to lower the front end, you will want more threads sticking through so that there isn't far to crank on the torsion bars.
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And, YouTube is MUCH better for videos.
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To raise the front end, I did not follow the service manual.

I started with the torsion bars indexed so that I was only able to get 1 or 2 threads started before the torsion bar started getting into a bind.

If you want to lower the front end, you will want more threads sticking through so that there isn't far to crank on the torsion bars.
Do I need to take everything apart to set the preload on the torsions? I guess I am not Smart enough to figure this out. The torsions were the last Thing I reinstalled. Everything else was all torqued down on the front end.
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Pretty much.

The weight needs to be off of the front wheels, because you need to unbolt and pull the torsion bar out. That torsion bar is, in effect, the front springs holding the front wheels up off the ground.

Seems like it takes a 17mm wrench on those torsion bar bolts, and it's slow. The threads on the torsion bolts are too long to use a ratchet, so you will be stuck doing all that cranking with an End Wrench (I think they are called Spanners in European countries).
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There's a pass through ratchet set at Horror Fraught I purchased just to adjust the torsion bars at a friend's place when I realized my ratcheting box ends weren't in my tool bag. I think it was about $15.
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Pretty much.

The weight needs to be off of the front wheels, because you need to unbolt and pull the torsion bar out. That torsion bar is, in effect, the front springs holding the front wheels up off the ground.

Seems like it takes a 17mm wrench on those torsion bar bolts, and it's slow. The threads on the torsion bolts are too long to use a ratchet, so you will be stuck doing all that cranking with an End Wrench (I think they are called Spanners in European countries).
19mm on my truck.
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Done. Got alignment today. This project is done... for now. On to the next one.

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