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Old 09-26-2007, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have a 2004 dakota and have purchased a set of new torsion bar keys to crank the front end up a bit more. What is the procedure to swap these out without killing myself?!? Thanks for any info--Indy
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nobody has ever removed the torsion bars before?!? I just need to know how to release the tension on them
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nobody has ever removed the torsion bars before?!? I just need to know how to release the tension on them

no one here runs ifs, check dodgetalk; i've read stuff there about it
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They make a tool to do it, but I just put a floor jack under the t-bar near the bolt and then lowered the bar with the jack to release the tension after I took the bolt out.
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I think I just backed the bolts out and they were long enough to release all the tension before they ran out of thread.
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