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Old 04-30-2005
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Torsion bar codes?

Hey,

Can somebody (ie John) post some of that great t-bar code info that I saw long ago on these forums again? I can't seem to find any of the posts now.. And while you're at it, can you explain how to read the door jam tag? I can't make heads or tails of most of it.

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Nice! I want your rear springs. Mine are lousy "K" type. Well, I don't actually know WHAT they are since I added a leaf. I carried a WHOLE lot of steel plate and a complete rear axle without so much sag.

The SPR code is two characters, the first is the front spring rate, the second the rear.

Generally the further up the alphabet you are, the weaker the spring.

However, as you can see you have a "1" in your front spring code. After bars of type "B" (if there's and "A" type I've never seen them) the next stronger is "2" and above that, the strongest bar, is a "1". There may be a "0" type I was told -- but again I've never encountered any real mention or reference to it.
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Thanks (again) John!

I thought SPR might = Spring Rate or something. But then I thought you mentioned the right and left bars were listed individually and not always the same rate (accounting for driver weight).

So w/ these bars, any sag in the front end is probably just due to natural aging and settling, uh?
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Or an increase in driver weight!

Yes, if you look at that post I made, the front is expected to sag at LEAST a 1/2 inch in the first 500 miles. Most I've seen sag more over time. You type 1 bars will minimize that, but it'll still happen.
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Ooooh, aren't you just my bestest friend ever. Driver weight uh?! Thanks bucko..

I was prepared to blame it on the goofy brush guard or 'roo-rammer' as my GF calls it (after she spent 6 mo in Australia) that I just had to have. Although the front end dip is more pronounced on the driver's side..
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Yes, if you look at that post I made, the front is expected to sag at LEAST a 1/2 inch in the first 500 miles.
Which post? I searched for your original discussion of this, but couldn't find it.. if you found it, can you lay a link in here?!
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Sorry, ambiguous reference. Remember the question you asked about adjusting the ride height? That post.
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Don't foget the fabled South American T bars. One guy a long itme ago had them on ORR, and they've been talked about on Ex forums, but you can only get them in SA. Supposedly the stiffest you can get anywhere.
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