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Torsion bar wear?

Rebuiling my front and rear suspension.  How do you determine if it's time for new torsion bars?  Mine have some paint scrapes and minor imperfections in the surface including a spot where a previous owner dug in a little bit with a vise grip.  I read somewhere that it's important that the surface is blemish free.  I also read somewhere that you just grease them back up in reinstall the old ones.

Any guidance appreciated.

Steering rack removal

I am working on my car to replace the steering gear, and am now faced with either somehow getting at and disconnecting the steering shaft coupler from the top side, which looks like it will be a nightmare, or removing the crossmember under the car so that I can remove the steering rack and shaft coupler as one piece, like the rebuilt unit was delivered (rack and steering shaft coupler assembled). I'd rather do the latter, but am not sure if that is recommended. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

inconsistent ride height

Model: 911S, Year:1976, Mileage:138K, Type of use:Street use only

Lowering the Rear Suspension

Model: 911sc, Year:1980, Mileage:90000, Type of use:Street use only
I have lowered the front suspension and now am working on the rear. I am trying to achieve the desired height by adjusting the eccentrics on the rear spring plates. I have been using an impact wrench to loosen them but noticed that I will need a large thin wrench for the bolt that is closest to the torsion bar. Any idea of what size is needed and where I could find a source for this kind of a wrench. thanks.

Installing the bump steer kit

Model: 911SC Coupe, Year:1980, Mileage:90000, Type of use:Street use only
I have lowered the front end of my 1980 911SC and am now installing the bump steer kit. I have inserted the spacers between the rack and cross bar but am having difficulty aligning the cross bar hole and the rack threaded hole. I can see that the two aren't aligned but am having difficulty lining the two up so I can install the new bolt. Any hints on how to move the rack in the correct position?

Lower car to european height

Model: 911, Year:1982, Mileage:107000, Type of use:Street use only
I had struts and shocks replaced, now car is higher than it was. Read somewhere about a spacer that should have been removed from strut/shocks before installation. Looks as though that was not done. What should the height be for '82 911 SC coupe? I do not want to get too low but feel car handling is suffering.

raising rear end

Model: 911SC, Year:1983, Mileage:104K, Type of use:Street use only
I have an 83 911 SC with spacers on the rear wheels. On hard right-hand cornering, the driver's side rear fender just barely hits the sidewall of my tire. Is there any sound/safe way to raise the body 1/2" to 1" in order to avoid this problem. I would like to avoid the expense of coil-overs, since it is only street driven. Any suggestions other than going to smaller spacers?

lower ball joint replacement

Model: 911, Year:1976, Mileage:?, Type of use:Street use only
I am rebuilding a '76 911s and I am disasembling the front suspension. I need to know how to remove the split bolt at the bottom of the shock housing. The bolt holds the shock housing to the lower ball joint. I need to replace the lower ball joints.

Rear Suspension Conversion

Model: 911 SC, Year:1978, Mileage:180000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
Hi Chris,I have purchased a 78 SC which I plan to convert to an RSR or Turbo look so I will have to graft rear flares. To bring the rear wheels out is there any difference in handling for DE events between the turbo swing arms and 911 swing arms with spacers? What mods are required, if any, to use half shafts of an 86 911 on the turbo swing arm/hub? Thanks.

wheel bearings

Model: 911 carrera m491 wide body coupe, Year:1984, Mileage:72000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a 84 m491 carrera coupe and want to servcie the wheel bearings. There is a strange dust cap on the hub. It is a large washer with a nut brazed in the center. I just want to check to make sure before I assume I need to thread in a bolt and pull the washer out. I can't not find any reference of this setup, just a dust cover you would just pry off.


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