adj torsion bar 100 td ifs-can only get 15-20mm lift

Submitted: Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 12:33
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put in rear king springs and koni shock all round on weekend and tried adjusting front torsion bars but could only get 15-20mm lift at front from top of wheel to bottom of guard.im sure ive heard people talk about getting 70mm lift at front.
i only want to get lift of another 30mm (as advised not to raise more than 545mm from centre of wheel cap to bottom of guard.
adjuster not on drivers side wont go any further.
has anyone got any measurements from theirs from oe torsion bars or to get more height will i need aftermarket bars
any advice appreciated
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 19:57

Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 19:57
You can undo the adjuster bolt completely then slide the rear adjuster nut off and move it one or two spline and then put the bolt back in. This will give you heaps of adjustment. You must maintain 70mm off droop for the front shocks else you will destroy them as they will constantly top out. From memory about a max height of 750mm measured from bottom of rim to guard.
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 07:29

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 07:29
thanks for info-will give it a try
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Reply By: vuduguru - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 06:04

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 06:04
Fozzy,

Looking at something similar myself, IFS V8. Where did you hear about a 70mm lift? Have you considered HD torsion bars as sold by Tough Dog? see
http://www.rancho.com.au/webpages/torsion_bars.htm for info.
What was the King Springs code and did you get 50mm at the rear?
Regards Shane
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 07:28

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 07:28
thought read about it somewhere on this forum-wont go 70mm on mine cos u end up with problems with cv 's etc-i have been advised not to go higher than 545mm from centre of cap to bottom of guard on front-
will check code on box-ended up with approx 40mm lift at rear with only towbar and nearly empty fuel tanks-got mate of mate to get springs so assuming they are 35mm lift springs.
have checked out tough dog torsion bars through opp lock and will be checking arb ones also-last i heard they were not available as yet-withdrew from market for a while
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:06

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:06
king spring code is KTRS 70 HD
apparently not really a raised spring but has given me a 40mm lift at rear measured from centre of wheel cap to bottom of guard-all king springs apparently give higher ride than standard height-also fairly heavy duty spring-still gives a great ride unladen. havent loaded up back yet but am getting rear bar and wheel carrier so will be interesting to see if drops much.
looked at ralph shocks and advised very good but give harsh ride if car unladen.
had koni and king combo in 80 and they were excellent-after couple yrs springs hadnt sagged and thats with huge weight in rear and fair bit of rough off rd work and punishment
am getting tjm t15 alloy bar which with its design will give about 40mm extra clearance at front compared to standard bumper or an ecb bullbar
also going 9000lb winch xd9000 warn which is approx 35kg compared to say warn 10000lb at i think 60kg
less weight up front = less droop
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 10:09

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 10:09
sound like typically soft toyo torsion bars, have re-set bars on a hilux that were at full adjustment and still looked like a bulldozer, simply removed the rear fitting and cut a new master spline to allow for more preload and adjustment, then re adjusted to correct height, 3 years on and a lot of heavy work later, still spot on.. Be carefull about raising the ifs front ends more than an inch or so as you lose all down travell.
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