Does winding up/down torsion bars on a 100 Series alter the wheel alignment???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:04
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I was looking at the cruiser front on from a distance today and the front tyres appear to be leaning inward at the bottom, camber I think we call it...

It drives fine but the alignment looks weird...no abnormal wear though....

Anyone exerienced this, and would adjusting front end height by winding the torsion bars up or down a little effect this???

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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:08
It will as, you raise a vehicle with a torsion bar front end the half axles will try to swing down and in towards the middle of the vehicle, so to do a proper lift on these you wind up the bars but you then have to re-adjust the camber so that the wheels sit square on the ground ( as they did before the lift).
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:20

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:20
Understood, thanks Brian
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:17

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:17
Mine has been wound up 70mm Andrew and looks like this only on the LHS whereas the RHS looks almost vertical,it's all in the alignment, depends on toe in,camber and caster i am guessing. i had a wheel alignment done at 3000k's and it is now at 73k and the alignment is still exactly the same,even after some major bottom out's,hitting wall's,bouncing in and out of rut's and all is good. i considered doing another one but the tyre's are alway's square so no point. don't worry about it unless it chew's up tyre's.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:19

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:19
Thanks Paul....have you got a drop diff, or just wound up the bars???

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Follow Up By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 17:53

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 17:53
yep have the diff kit fitted also, i didnt explain properly, i replaced my torsion bars and wound them up( they are desert fox branded and have been great)
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 20:00

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 20:00
OK, had mine fixed....seems it was just the clamps coming lose. How the hell does that happen? anyway, seems ok now.
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Follow Up By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 20:20
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 00:50

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 00:50
Woops sorry, replied to the wrong thread....I need to drink less!
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