I had my '62 Savoy Suburban weighed using a platform scale under each wheel in order to determine the best diameter torsion bars for my driving needs (street cruising/ride quality). Description: 440 V8, 4-spd., 8 3/4, 3.23, dual exh., front disc/rear drum brakes, 15x7 steel wheels, 225/70R/15 front, 275/60/15 rear (Cooper Cobra), manual steering, stock interior, no opt. equip., stock/rebuilt front suspension set to FSM susp. height of 1 1/2" + or - 1/8", .88" t/bars (P/N -776 & -777, 471 date code), 6 leaf rear springs (new 4 yrs. ago from Espo Springs N' Things), Gabriel Classic shocks. Weight: 3,890 lbs., full fuel, no driver. (Note: a friends '62 Suburban weighs 3,830 lbs.) - Lt. front 1,060 - Rt. front 880 - Lt. rear 970 - Rt. rear 980 I reviewed the '62 to '81 "Torsion Bar Application Chart, Table 3", which shows my current t/bars were used for "most 2-bbl. V8's" and have a 95# rate. The .925" bars used for the "440, 426 Hemi" have a 108# rate. I read the "Torsion Bar Tango" article, which said "A handy rule of thumb is to pick a bar that has a wheel rate that's 1/10th of the front-end weight" and "Mopar Performance now recommends much higher wheel rates than the factory did 30 yrs. ago." Based on the info., my current t/bars could be too small a diameter and may be 50 yrs. old. The front-end weight is 1,940 lbs.; 1/10th would be a wheel rate of 194#. Firm Feel has .94" bars with a rate of 142# and 1.00" bars at 175#. I don't want a stiff ride. I'd appreciate any input from other early 60's B-Body owners. If I left something out, let me know. Thanks in advance!