Re: Lift?

Brad Taylor wrote:


This diagram depicts the front lower arm of the '84 Civic http://tinyurl.com/6x66d . The part labeled #13 is the actual torsion bar that holds up the car.
Eric
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thanks, i didn't know. Guess, i'll just have to get a higher car somehow.

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in the diagram is labeled "nut, adjusting" and looks like it is in the right place to adjust it.
Mike
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And if thats not enough (may not be), take the torsion bar out and rotate the lower control arm on spline. Then you have to dort out the rear with a longer spring. Go to a wrecker and look at the rear springs from other cars, starting with later Civics. Pick a spring with a) the same or very similar INSIDE diameter so the spring will fit over your struts, and
b) the same wire gauge and longer free length, or c) bigger wire gauge and about the same free length.
Stick it in a see if this lifts the car suitably.
Stewart DIBBS
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