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Offline noreastfish

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Torsion Bars
« on: October 19, 2019 - 02:22:38 pm »
I have a 70 Challenger R/T-SE
I'm rebuilding the front end and would like to replace the torsion bars.  They are .90 bars and I can't find that size available.  The build sheet says heavy duty .90 torsion bars. So if I can't find that size can you put in a different size. Maybe the next size bigger. I'm not sure.




Offline jimynick

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Re: Torsion Bars
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019 - 02:51:16 pm »
I bought heavy duty TB's from my local Mopar dealer and I think they were something like .960" and I paid approx. $200 Canadian. Hope that helps

Offline jhaag

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Re: Torsion Bars
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019 - 10:42:24 pm »
Torsion bars come in many different sizes. They will all work as long as they are for an e body. Other body styles use different length bars. The diameter of the bar has the affect of changing spring rate. Larger diameter bar equals a higher spring rate and a stiffer, more predictable ride. These cars were horribly under sprung from the factory. Do some research and you will see most people would recommend a minimum of a 1.06" bars, and some run up to 1.25". Small block? Big Block? Performance handling? Do you want a factory "ride", performance, OEM restoration? Your choice. Many companies offering bars in various sizes...Google is your friend..
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Torsion Bars
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019 - 03:22:50 pm »
look at Firm Feel's website, give them a call and they will be happy to give you a lot of information and suggestions based on your desires.
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Offline redo1973

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Re: Torsion Bars
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019 - 09:12:12 pm »
I agree, call Don at Firm Feel, great guy and knowledge on the suspension.  I bought the 1.03 bars from him.

Offline dodj

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Re: Torsion Bars
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019 - 10:47:38 am »
P-S-T is another option
https://p-s-t.com/i-23157797-1-03-torsion-bar-b-e-body.html
I have the above in my car and they seem to keep the nose off the ground.
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