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Old 03-04-2011, 03:33 PM
02maz 02maz is offline
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Unhappy Rounded torsion bar bolt

I was cranking my t-bars today and everything was going good, all the measurement were coming out good and I had got the front end up 1". I was working on the driver side bolt and it was going up good for a while, but then it got a little tougher and I guess I wasn't paying enough attention and I rounded the bolt. Its bad enough that I can't turn it at all.

So now I don't really know what to do, how hard would it be to put a new bolt in myself, or should I have a shop do it?
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Rounded torsion bar bolt

it would not be to hard to get that bolt out and replace it.

You need to drill it and use a easy out.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Rounded torsion bar bolt

You should have done this first...
Remove the top shock mounting nut on the problem side.
Using the frame, jack up the front end so the problem side tire hangs freely. It will take all the pressure off of the bolt. Remove bolt. Replace.
When I adjusted my front end, I jacked it up, turned the bolts and then set it down, checking the height sitting on the garage floor. I wanted it higher, so I jacked it up again, etc.
My shocks did not come out of the mounting holes, yours might - keep an eye on them while doing the lowering.
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