Anybody using adjustable strut rods?

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  1. Brads70

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    I'm very happy with how the car handles now, 110% better than it was. My family Chev Suburban handled better than the Challenger before I started the mods.


    Car looks great Bigs!:headbang:
     
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      Thanks Brad! Check out NIKKI on P-S-T facebook page!
       
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      Hi James-
      what's going on with the clocking on those 1.03 bars? I bought a set last year and both ends of the hex are in line with one another; is that the way they're supposed to be or is that an 'issue'? I'm trying to get this car together and was just wondering if I was going to have any problem(s) with these bars and the clocking/indexing in order to keep it low or ?!? I noted the OEM/production torsion bars are approx 1/2 flat off from one another. Would you mind telling me what that means? Thanks...
       
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      Blue_Stocker

      Yes the bars that you would have received would have been flat-flat.

      Are you running a big block or a small block in your car ? I asked this because we have sold hundreds of these bars with only a handful of customers claiming a ride height issue and of those issues they were all with big block cars. But with about half of those customers it was a clocking issue upon installation and we were able to work with them. The main reason that we did the redesign was that it was time to re-order from the forge and it was the perfect time to make the change and allow for more clocking/ride height adjustment.


      In the later part of last year PST decide to re-engineer our B & E body torsion bars. We worked with a well known Mopar Guru to re- index the bars 20 degree from the position that we previous had which was flat-flat.PST new torsion bars are now in from manufacturer that we use in the USA and are ready for sale. They are same 1.03" bars but with the new re-indexing to eliminated the issue that somecustomers claimed with ride height being to low. We are very excited about it. If you do place and order please ask for theNEW RE-INDEXED Torsion bars.


      If you have any question please do not be afraid to ask.

      Thanks
      James
       
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      Thanks James. Since these are new and the car's a conversion from being my former stock eliminator drag car, I felt I needed to ask to avoid any misunderstandings. To answer the engine question, yes, it's an Rb (440) in the '71 Satellite platform. How much 'loading' or actual height of the torsion bars is suggested for the lower ride height, as that's what I'm looking for in stance as-well-as performance handling; nothing real low but well below production ride ht. Any & all suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks...wb
       
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      Most customers would see a stances between 1-2 inches lower than stock as there are many variable (for example running aluminum heads and intake vs cast iron) But for piece of mind if you would like you can send them back and I will exchange them out for you with one of our new designs if you haven't already installed.

      Thanks
      James
       
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      James:

      Just put an order in and check your PM. Thanks!
       
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      Just put my order in for them.
       
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      Hi James-
      Just curious as to the strut/t-bar posts:
      with these (1st gen 1.03 bars) with the hexs aligned flat-flat vs a 20-30* offset clocking, which one will yield the lower installed height/stance? Thanks again for your help and the info...wb
       
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      We had some customers with Big Block experience a lower ride height (1-1 1/2")with our original flat-flat. But this was only with the big block cars about 10% of big block customers. So the flat-flat yielded a lower stance in some cases.

      Thanks
      James
       
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      HI James-
      What's the possibility I can exchange these for the newer clocking 1.03 bars?
       
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      Hello,

      Sorry for the delay I did not see your reply. Yes we can do an exchange please call my customer service at 1-800-247-2288 Ext 360 and they will with you.

      Thanks
      James
       
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      Hi James, sorry to be a pest one more question about these 1.03 torsion bars...do you know or can you possibly find out what their spring rate is? Thanks again, much appreciate...wb
       
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      Hey James,
      Any word on ETA of those poly bushed adjustable strut rods? You thought they might be out by summer...
       
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      I haven't looked at this thread for awhile. That being said I've got a few miles on the mods I did. Its a whole different car, worth the time and effort!
       
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        Hi it has been a HELL of a summer as I have been over at one of the owners other companies and trying to get things straightned up. Unfortunately this bushing project is on the back burner for another month or so. I have my hands full this ..........
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        James, now you're just gloating, lol!!!
         
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        James, I am still very interested in the adjustable poly bushing strut rods from
        PST and I am hoping you have made some progress so I might find them in my Christmas stocking. Any word on these?
         
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        Sorry guys for some reason I do not always get a notification when a thread is responded to. The Bushings are in the works I will try to get an eta asap.

        Thanks
         
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