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#1 oldskoolvws

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

???

 

Anyone have a set???



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

HD torsions?  never heard of em.   WHy pay money for Nismo torsions when you can get coil overs?



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

What, for shock absorbers?


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Is that a later model torsion bar or what.I never heard of them myself.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

You guys never heard of Torsions? All the Datsun trucks used torsion bar front suspension.

99996-T4010 26MM TORSION BAR SET #1 620
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

It's the easiest way to achieve moar low.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have always wondered about this, did they make beefier versions.

I cannot recall if I have asked this before, did the 720 diesel trucks have better/stronger torsion bars than the gas versions, to make up for the added weight of the diesel engine?


 

 


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

It's the easiest way to achieve moar low. ??????
I dont get this one.
But GG posted the part number
1 888 833-3225 Call!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

guys I'm pretty sure he means Harvey duty by HD. and yes torsion bars are factory height adjustable. hence draker's moar low comment....

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

Well did some digging and stage 2 is NISMO part # M-99996-T1450. Is anyone running these?

 

http://www.nismopart...&item_code=1526

 

I like how the cost is higher than list...



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

You guys never heard of Torsions? All the Datsun trucks used torsion bar front suspension.99996-T4010 26MM TORSION BAR SET #1 620

What do you mean you guys?I know what torsion bars they suck that's why I dont have any on my truck ow,I just don't know anything about these gismo one he seeks.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

By "you guys" I meant ignoramuses like mrbigtanker. You dish it out, you can take it too.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

By "you guys" I meant ignoramuses like mrbigtanker. You dish it out, you can take it too.

Im confused?



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

OK, no more j/k

Heavy Duty torsions are perhap still available -- call Nissan Motorsports to find out. Hainz listed the phone number. And yes, torsion bars have some disadvantages compared to coil springs, but so do coils have disadvantages compared to torsions. But mostly they work very well, used by Ford, VW, Packard, Jaguar, Cadillac and others.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

there was another member on here (or was it on another datsun truck forum) who swapped out his stock torsion bars for some others through a certain company...

i think his were red...


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

ah, here we go

http://www.nicoclub....s-bushings.html


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

HD torsions?  never heard of em.   WHy pay money for Nismo torsions when you can get coil overs?

true, but some people are only able to swap parts, and not necessarily fabricate their own parts/mounts/etc

OR know/want to pay someone with a welder to do so. plus its more economical


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

HD torsions?  never heard of em.   WHy pay money for Nismo torsions when you can get coil overs?

 

true, but some people are only able to swap parts, and not necessarily fabricate their own parts/mounts/etc

OR know/want to pay someone with a welder to do so. plus its more economical

 

To each his own reason. For me, none of the above.

 

My reasoning is simple. It's in my name. Oldskool. I love the challenge of making old technology work as well or better than new technology or seeing if I can make current technology better. It's no different than a vintage rodder running a straight axle or a Mustang II front clip; it's all down to choice and means.

 

The goal for my trucks suspension is to run mostly vintage technology with a few tricks to obtain substantial corner handling and a very smooth ride while in full static drop. The torsions are part of this equation according to the mental notes in my head. I've been pursuing a much more vintage technology but I don't think it's going to pan out. I'm thinking to complicated and parts a pain. Here's what was going to originally happen:

 

suspensionfoo.jpg

 

Here's the actual product http://storm.oldcarm...torsion1955.htm

 

The ideas not gone yet...



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Just call
the 99996 part number means its USA made part so there might be another supllier other than nissan.

I believe they made this for snow plow set ups or something of that nature its its even possible for a datsun to have enough weight to hold up a snow plow


nissanmotorsport moved to Tennesee so cant calim on the service now . But when in Californian it was good but no market for the old stuff anymore so they moved all the parts and it might not even be avail.
Call MOFO if you want it

Just buy soem KYB "Gas A Just" and that will stiffen it up or the KYB MOMO MAX. from RockAuto
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

To each his own reason. For me, none of the above.

 

My reasoning is simple. It's in my name. Oldskool. I love the challenge of making old technology work as well or better than new technology or seeing if I can make current technology better. It's no different than a vintage rodder running a straight axle or a Mustang II front clip; it's all down to choice and means.

 

The goal for my trucks suspension is to run mostly vintage technology with a few tricks to obtain substantial corner handling and a very smooth ride while in full static drop. The torsions are part of this equation according to the mental notes in my head. I've been pursuing a much more vintage technology but I don't think it's going to pan out. I'm thinking to complicated and parts a pain. Here's what was going to originally happen:

 

suspensionfoo.jpg

 

Here's the actual product http://storm.oldcarm...torsion1955.htm

 

The ideas not gone yet...

Thats different never even heard of this set up you are trying to do,seems like a lot of work though,and to each your own i can understand the Oldskool thought but for me i like the way old things look and the way new things work,You know just like  VW's they have come such along way from the old Sandy beach day's but i dont disagree with you i want so see this if you do it.And give me some credit at least i kept my truck with a L block for now.lol hint hint  HAWAIIAN....