02-19-2003, 08:48 PM
Well me and my buddy will be slamming his 95 Toyota Pickup Ex. Cab this upcoming weekend. I have Tacoma suspension pretty well dialed in but have yet to work with Torsion bars....
How low can we go in front just by cranking the Torsions? Will we have to re-index with a 3" drop in front, if so how?
We'll be running a 4" block in back and I want the the truck to sit as level as possible...
Thanks in advance for any help or tips!
02-19-2003, 08:58 PM
MY 87 TOY TRUCK IS CURRENTLY SITTING ON 3 IN BLOCKS IN BACK AND LOWERED THE TORSIONS UP FRONT, IM SURE I CAN STILL GO LOWER UP FRONT BUT IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME....SMOOTH RIDE BTW...
02-19-2003, 11:19 PM
I had a 86 and a 87 Toyota truck that were both lowered before they were hydro'ed and bagged respectively. I had 4" blocks and torsion bars cranked down on both of them. I removed the front bump stops on both and also removed one leaf from each in the rear. They were LOW, actually each one was one of the lowest minis at their time around the area. I ended up ripping a torsion bar out of the 86 backing out of a driveway right before I juiced it. That sucked!
As far as the ride goes... smooth my ass! They both were true doodoo rides before they were juiced and aired. Both rode like pure ass. Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop.
02-19-2003, 11:59 PM
i would get some drop spindles and crank down the torsion a lil bit if i were him and get rid of the bumpstops. i got a 93', but i just went straight to bags.
02-20-2003, 07:42 AM
you can lay the front down as low as you want to, as long as you remove the bumpstops and fenderwell. since it's a 95 i would recommend to spray the hell out of the torsion bolt with some wd-40 and let it soak. then you might need to use a cheater bar on the rachet to loosen the bolt.
depending on how low you want to go, your torsion bolt and that carrier thing might start to get pretty close to the ground and if you scrape and break that bolt off, you'll have to grind it off to take it off. to fix that, once you see that it's starting to hang pretty low, you can pull out the whole torsion bar out at the grooves, then turn it counter clockwise and re-insert the bar. this will give you more clearance with the bolt and the ground, and you can go lower and lower and lower and lower...... but if you're just going a couple of inches you might not need to do this to the torsion bar.
if you're doing it this saturday, feel free to call my cell. pm me if you need it so if you have any questions, you can ask. sunday i'm leaving for china, so i won't be available.
02-20-2003, 01:10 PM
Thanks a lot for the offer Levi! I'm gonna probably take you up on that one! http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif
02-20-2003, 01:15 PM
you're going to need 2- 22mm wrenches to be able to turn down the torsions my friend is in the process or taking his djm kit out of his 92 p/u he had a 5/6 drop on his regular cab and it rode like crap. took out the middle leaf in the rear and put in a 3in block. and i'd highly recommend looking at getting the kyb gr-2 if he's planning to drop it that much. he was tucking on 225/60/14's. hope this helps a lil bit andy.
02-20-2003, 03:12 PM
I have read, heard and experienced that with torsion bar suspension, the maximum you can crank them down for a drop is approximentally 3".
Hope this helps http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif
02-20-2003, 04:07 PM
on my mazda i was able to lay frame with my torsions cranked down. you can only go down a distance until you have to take out the torsion bar and re-insert it counter clock-wise to give you more clearance to crank down the bolt some more.
02-20-2003, 07:58 PM
Yah, I was baseing my info from back in 1988 when torsion bars and 3" blocks were all we knew about. I never heard of flipping the torsion bar over to be able to go lower. If I would have known that, people in my home town would really have went nuts.
02-22-2003, 05:04 PM
Well we had some trouble getting those 2 nuts loose but once there broke, oh man it's low! Tuckin about 2" of tire in front on the stockies and with the 4" blocks in back, he's definitly tuckin. Looks badass and the ride isn't bad at all..
Thanks for all your help fellas! http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif
02-22-2003, 05:37 PM
I'm glad I could be of some help for you guys, e-mail me a few pics, I'd love to see it http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif