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Looking for someone in ONT to help pull T-bar Keys

Is there anyone in south ontario that has pulled their torsion keys before? I want to flip mine, found a decent write up and it doesn't look too hard, I just don't want to be screwing around with that which I'm not too familiar with, so if anyone has experience and wanted to help that'd be amazing!
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Get a C-clamp, or if your lucky a little hydrolic jack will work. I'm a bit too far to give a hand lol
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why do you wanna flip them? doesn't that lower them? from the one or two threads i've seen, the ride is craptastic afterwards.
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why do you wanna flip them? doesn't that lower them? from the one or two threads i've seen, the ride is craptastic afterwards.
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from what I've read (mainly on RPS, there is a lot more on it there) the ride is just the same as having your bolts all the way out, which mine already are. When I have money again I'd like to do coilovers, but im broke so free is the way to be :P

Seb: yeah thats a hell of a drive haha, but you never know, I could be up in your area sometime this summer haha, well, area-ish. I get up to barries bay/Bancroft/pettawawa area pretty often.
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The main thing to remember is unbolt your front shocks and get the front wheels off the ground. That takes a lot of the pressure off of the keys. And then you may need to tap the end of the bar(inside the key) with a hammer to loosen it up.
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If you use a bottle jack you don't have to unbolt anything except for the torsion bar adjuster bolt and cover.

Position the bottle jack at the same position as you would a torsion bar removal tool. Jack up the bottle jack to take the tension off and take out the adjustment bolt. Then carefully lower the jack back down and remove the key, insulator, and torsion bar. Repeat for other side.

Just be sure to be very careful if you choose to use this method. Make sure that the tension is off of the key before you take out the adjustment bolt.
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If I was a little closer I could give you a hand. Or go for a good drive and do it here!
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ur only 2.5 hours from him lol
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ohh... ONLY 2.5 hours. lol
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I drove 4 hours to install new t-bars and shackles and stayed for the weekend lol
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Yes but that's you... the one that drives all the way over here to drop off free parts and parts that you picked up for me that were a couple hours even farther away! lol
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i picked them up on my 4 hour trip back lol
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i'm staying out of the parts problem. i was just a gopher.....
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i havent done it before, but i wouldn't mind helping you out if you think to heads are better than one, ive read the stuff about them to, so im sure we could figure it out
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haha hey i wouldn't mind a drive there in the summer Adam, it wont be snowing this time around so it won't be bad haha.

Maybe we can make a little meet out of it and drag laz up there and whoever else wants to come. you're up by grand bend arent you?
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Ken where in ont are you?
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he's near me till he moves to st. catherines later on this summer
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ya about 20 minutes from brantford
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st catharines? poor you...aha I'm like 15 min tops from the pen centre, st kitts isnt too bad, why you moving there?
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i'm staying out of the parts problem. i was just a gopher.....
And thanks again! lol
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haha hey i wouldn't mind a drive there in the summer Adam, it wont be snowing this time around so it won't be bad haha.

Maybe we can make a little meet out of it and drag laz up there and whoever else wants to come. you're up by grand bend arent you?
I'm about 20 min west of Goderich now. If you guys feel like going for a drive sometime let me know!
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. anytime. i have no problem doing that for a member.
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st catharines? poor you...aha I'm like 15 min tops from the pen centre, st kitts isnt too bad, why you moving there?
finding a place for me and the girlfriend close to brock for her, right now still looking
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oh right on, brock is in a nice area, close to the mall, and not too far form downtown.

Adam: you have to empty your inbox, I can't send you messages :P
anywho, I was just wondering if you're still alright with helping me flip my keys? I'm done with all my vacationing stuff and am wanting to keep working on my truck. haha, It's addicting. But you all know that already. If you are still down, when did you have time?
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