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what he ^^^^ said..

I can at times despise those boxes tool manufactures provide with some hand tools, these wrenches being a prime example. I put all the wrenches in my roll away drawer, then can't bring myself to throw the sweet plastic box in the recycle bin for weeks..
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:07 PM
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Looks like Pelican has a 36/24 mm wrench for just this process, only about $31.
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You can also just buy the two you need at McMaster (what I did). You aren't applying the torque to the big side, just have to hold it against the nut. You won't be using these things very much most likely. The ones I bought look just like what in those red boxes and slide right in to place on the car.
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Enzo1 I will have to post some pics this weekend. I'm raising the car to US ride height as a starting point to improve ride quality. I'm getting a little to old for a kidney shaker. Next step is new tires, then a 4 wheel alignment. What stinks is I live in the North East and can't take the car out now too much salt and cinders on the roads. So it's going to have to wait till spring to test. I have set the front to US ride height and must admit it looks horrible!
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Another idea is back out the four bolts holding the torsion bar in place by a 1/4 to 1/2 inch and pull the torsion bar out a bit. That would give you the clearance you need without pulling the bar out of the splines. Then you just incrementally tighten the bolts back down to put the spring plate and torsion bar back in place. Also, using an impact wrench on the 24mm nuts should save you a lot of headache.
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Another idea is back out the four bolts holding the torsion bar in place by a 1/4 to 1/2 inch and pull the torsion bar out a bit. That would give you the clearance you need without pulling the bar out of the splines. Then you just incrementally tighten the bolts back down to put the spring plate and torsion bar back in place. Also, using an impact wrench on the 24mm nuts should save you a lot of headache.
Very creative idea, kudos!
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That is an excellent idea, wish I would of heard about it yesterday before I started grinding. At least I don't have to worry about the 26mm wrench if loosening the four bolts holding the torsion bar in place works. Work 12 hour shift tomorrow, but first thing Friday morning I'm going to give it a go.
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I was able to do the ride height adjustment on the rear of my car this morning. It went relatively well. I used an impact wrench to loosen the eccentric bolt and locking bolt. I thought the locking bolt was 26mm but it turned out it was 24mm. So I took a grinder to my new harbor freight wrench and that fit well. I didn't realize that when you turn the eccentric bolt it looks like you're making minimal changes to the radius arm, but it translates into big changes in ride height. I needed 11.6mm increase I think I nearly doubled that. It's okay though in spring I will drive it around to settle the suspension and readjust. On to the next project, my motor has just 600 miles on it since a complete rebuild and the Jet-Hot coating on the exhaust system is peeling of in spots.





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I was able to do the ride height adjustment on the rear of my car this morning. It went relatively well. I used an impact wrench to loosen the eccentric bolt and locking bolt. I thought the locking bolt was 26mm but it turned out it was 24mm. So I took a grinder to my new harbor freight wrench and that fit well. I didn't realize that when you turn the eccentric bolt it looks like you're making minimal changes to the radius arm, but it translates into big changes in ride height. I needed 11.6mm increase I think I nearly doubled that. It's okay though in spring I will drive it around to settle the suspension and readjust. On to the next project, my motor has just 600 miles on it since a complete rebuild and the Jet-Hot coating on the exhaust system is peeling of in spots.





If that last photo is your current ride height after your adjustments it's time to start over.
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Good job, now looks like a Paris/Dakar rally car! LOL
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Is that sienna metallic? I have the same color! Also, I know you were aiming for US ride height, but I would check the measurements to be sure because I think you went a bit high.
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Yes, I definitely flunked ride height adjustment 101! Got just a little to aggressive I guess...now that I know just minute changes to eccentric bolt position translates to big changes in ride height I will give it another go tomorrow and drop it back down just a little bit. jons911 it is sienna metallic, I love it. I shopped for model not color but was very pleased when I saw it for the first time.
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Same. I wasn't looking for a specific color, just not guards red. But with the chrome trim, polished aluminum Fuchs, and the copper Arizona historic plate, it all fits so well I don't think I could ever get rid of it.
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Hi boys..i have been using this wrench since 1985 from Italian company USAG..it is a perfect fit for the suspension arm works
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https://www.attrezzieutensili.it/en/usag/wrenches/heavy-duty-open-end-wrenches/446-single-ended-open-jaw-wrenches.html?search_query=open+wrench&results=27
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Dropped it back down today...the ride height is 35mm just 2 shy of 37mm but that's good enough for now.
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