Can torsion bars be adjusted?
Adjust the torsion bar. Turning the adjustment bolt clockwise will tighten it, raising the amount of load that can be placed on the bar. This will raise the vehicle when it is taken off the jack stand. Turning it counterclockwise will lower the available spring rate and cause the car to sit lower.
How much lift can you get out of torsion bars?
The main advantage of torsion bars is that they can easily be adjusted to increase ride height. Torsion-bar adjustment on some applications can be attained by the turn of a wrench. About 2 to 3 inches of lift can safely be achieved by adjustment.
How much lift can you get from torsion bars?
How high can you raise torsion bars?
You can go as high as long as you maintain at least 5/8’s of a inch between the UCA and frame stop and that also includes needing to fix the OE shock due to being to short. Either a lower mount or longer shock.
How do you adjust the final angle of a torsion bar?
If you would like to achieve a final angle that is in between two measured angles achieved by this adjustment method, you will need to turn the entire torsion bar about 45 degrees (either direction), realign the spring plate and adjust as necessary from there.
What kind of Rear torsion bars can I put on my VW?
Depending on the weight and purpose of your VW, you may opt for other than stock torsion bars. In the past, VW offoaders have switched to shorter rear torsion bars to allow of larger tires in the rear.
How to raise suspension with torsion bars on a car?
You can advance your torsion bars to raise your suspension and likewise lower your suspension by reindexing the torsion bars in the other direction. Note: Reindexing a torsion bar is more difficult and dangerous than the average DIY mechanic may be aware of.
What size torsion bar do I need for my buggy?
The shorter and the thicker the diameter of a torsion bar, the firmer the ride. Lighter weight fiberglass bodied buggies may benefit from narrower diameter bars and heavier offroad creations may benefit from wider diameter torsion bars and more preload.