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Old 04-30-2016, 05:47 PM
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So the rear install went pretty well last weekend. Was hoping to get the front done today. Well, 6+ hours later and I am stuck. But oh so close! Guess I won't be leaving in the morning as planned...

Having trouble getting the passenger torsion bar off the rear bracket. The driver's side was not too bad, but I was able to wedge the bar in somehow so I had leverage to hit it off with a brass drift. On the passenger side, the torsion bar and the bracket are together, but loose and there is no way to hit it with the sledge and brass drift without the whole thing moving. Hard to explain, but if you have done this lift install, you know what I am talking about! I am going to go research on MUD but any tips or tricks?

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The front anchor or the rear?

We've had a couple of rear anchors so seized they will never come out... so we cut the torsion a few inches from the rear anchor. We then drill a hole in the back of the anchor and press out the short torsion chunk. Weld the hold back shut or replace the anchor arm it's super bad.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:27 PM
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I ended up cutting the torsion bar. Have it soaking in pb blaster, but don't have a lot of hope of getting it out. Going to reach out to Christo in the morning, and call Oleg and any other guys on CL parting out 100 series to see if I can buy just the bracket. I should already be in Moab!!!!! Grrr.......so frustrating. Tried heating it also but I only have the little blue propane torch...
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The front anchor or the rear?

We've had a couple of rear anchors so seized they will never come out... so we cut the torsion a few inches from the rear anchor. We then drill a hole in the back of the anchor and press out the short torsion chunk. Weld the hold back shut or replace the anchor arm it's super bad.
Snap, that sucks maybe I will have Slee take this install on when it is time.

Sorry Tim, I have nothing to offer... Bigger hammer?
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AUGH!!! So frustrating...I should be in Moab right now...

Have called Oleg and Slee to see if they have a used one. Called Stevinson for a new one, and it would not be here until Friday. I am supposed to lead trails on Thursday.
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Drats. No chance you could press it out and weld?

Fwiw we stock them and can ship next day delivery.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:56 AM
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I did end up drilling out the back and pounding the darn thing out. Then it took 30 minute to finish! ARGH.
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