Torsion Bars problem...

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by vnslykrx, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. vnslykrx

    vnslykrx Rockstar

    Well this sucks. I was trying to lower my torsions on my 98 so I could actually drive it until I get a lift kit, and the bolt on my torsion bars snapped off :( I have no idea what i can do to fix the problem, so if anyone has anything that might be of use, please let me know. If you need pics, I can put them up.
    Thanks, Ryan
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    You will have to drill it and use a easy-out to get the old bolt out. I don't know if you did this but when I adjust the t/bars on a truck with miles on it I spray the bolts a couple days before with a rust desolver and then raise the front of the truck off the ground so all the weight is off the front end. Also if I take the old bolts out or install new bolts I put anti-seize on the bolts. This helps so you don't gaul the bolts.
  3. vnslykrx

    vnslykrx Rockstar

    I did not do this, but I don't even know if these bolts come out. They are the ones that are right in the middle of the frame, basically right behind the cab. I can take pictures if needed. Thanks for your reply!!
  4. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    These are the bolts you are talking about, and they do come out. As previously stated you have to raise the front of the truck to take the weight off the torsion bars before making any adjustments. If your adjuster bolt is broken you are probably going to have to unload the torsion key to enable drilling and "easy out" removal, the torsion key puts a huge amount of pressure on the bolt which is why it snapped off.

  5. vnslykrx

    vnslykrx Rockstar

    PERFECT!!! Thank you so much for clarifying that!! I just need to find new adjuster bolts!! Again thank you so much!!

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