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Question for Sway Away adjustable spring plate owners

Hey, just finished installing but haven't dropped the car yet, and figured I would ask. Should the torsion bar be fully seated on the splines of the sway away bracket? I have ~1/2" of not engaged splines. Is this a problem?

Is there a trick on how to install these so you get full engagement?
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That’s normal. There seems to be enough spline length in both the torsion tube and the spring plate to keep the bar well engaged.

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Cool, thanks!
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I was not comfortable with the exposed splines. I dressed the plates and the inner splines with a hand file until they mated fully.
If you purchased your spring plates new, the cadmium coating on the splines is sometimes too thick to fully seat the bars.

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I was not comfortable with the exposed splines. I dressed the plates and the inner splines with a hand file until they mated fully.
It's called peace of mind.
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What do you mean? The torsion bars will seat fully in the spring plates, that isnt' an issue, the issue is when I push the spring plate on, it pushes the torsion bar into the torsion tube a bit, so I'm only getting partial engagement.

HOw did you prevent your torsion bars from sliding towards the center of the car?
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That's not what you describe in the first post.
Anyway, you can adjust the depth of the inner splines by hammering on the bar end on the other side of the car if you feel one side is in too deep.
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That's what I would up doing to even them out.
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