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Old 11-08-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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well i decided I'd have to call and get that trunk torsion bar from a dealership because i can't find one anywhere her on the club. Well, it turns out that its a cheap part after all! its only like $18!!! the only kicker would be if i have to have the techs install it rather then me do it myself. I'm a little worried about putting it in, i know its tough.
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It shouldn't be that hard. Do you need pics of it already installed?
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well I'm assuming that is a mirrored image of the other one. if thats the case i can go off of what i have in there already. but if I'm wrong some pics would really help.
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No worries, if you need em, let me know and I will take all the pics you need
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It shouldn't be that hard. Do you need pics of it already installed?
its not hard to the degree of the install.....its gonna be hard to load up that torsion bar....TRUST me it takes ALOT of force to set that thing in place
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It can be dangerous.......but this opens up a thought. Who'* game for a test-fit? I might be willing to unload and re-load one on the Zilla this weekend to get an idea of what you're up against. I've never done one before.
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I'm curious to know what a torsion bar is.
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I'm curious to know what a torsion bar is.
to my current knowledge, its a piece of metal twisted until it has enough resistance for it to become like a spring and it is used to help raise and hold the trunk deck lid in place. am i correct? i think so...
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It can be dangerous.......but this opens up a thought. Who'* game for a test-fit? I might be willing to unload and re-load one on the Zilla this weekend to get an idea of what you're up against. I've never done one before.
i have done it....i have released the torsion bars when i did my amps on the decklid.....i tryed to reinstall them to the factory setting afterwards....and then to a stronger tension......OMG......do not try this without the correct tool (that my dad had from the GM dealer) or at least VERY thick walled pipe .....

when you take the bar out of the notch....the bar will try and suck you into the trunk lid, at a VERY high rate of speed


YOU CAN HURT YOURSELF VERY BAD......i would say that the bars that come from the factory setting are under at least 100-150 LBS of pressure...you need at least that to get them back in the notches


again please be careful if you dont have the proper equipment or are not strong
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OH THOSE!!!! yeah, I remember that I had one SNAP on my cutlass...i have no idea why, but it snapped out of its placement...i took it to the dealer next door and they popped it back in for free. Made me think it was easy...apparently not...
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