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#1 drb5721

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

Hey guys, 

 

One of the 2 720 pickups I bought was lowered as far as it can be lowered via blocks and a torsion arm adjustment. I wanted to raise it some to make it a little more ideal to work on. I got under the truck and found the passenger side bracket where the adjuster bolt was bent beyond all repair. Is this a part that can be gotten individually and maybe new? Or is a used torsion bar my best bet?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:23 PM

I've never seen anything made out of steel, that with a little work, a torch, and a few other tools couldn't be straitened.

But if you don't have any of those things, just bop over to your nearest Nissan dealer, and see if, and how much,

or get down to every junk yard in driving distance, and find a used one.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

Take it out and hammer straight. It's mentioned in any post about lowering by adjusting your torsion bars. I think there's a picture pinned in General Discussion FAQ


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:58 PM

I have seen this, instead of doing it right they lower it without re-indexing the torsion bars, the first time they go over a speed bump in a parking lot it is over with, but they cannot tell as they were resting on the bump stops anyway.


 

 


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:38 PM

It's retarded running on rubber bump stops and the air in your tires. But I'm old and prefer comfort and control of my vehicle more than sparks and WTF??????.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:21 AM

So havent had much time to work on it but i was out last night looking. Ive got the splines moving out of the front but its only moved about an inch or so. Not wanting to budge anymore. The 2 nuts where the bar splines in up front are loose to help release any tension. Am i missang a circlip or something? I dont see anything else holding it from moving but i may be overlooking a snapring or something. Idk of thats only in 4wds or not. Mine is 2wd

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:31 AM

See the clip, it's under the rubber boot.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

Awesome. I was thinking there had to be something else I was missing. Thank you for the great photo view.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

Finally got it out. Thank you guys for the help. We will see if heat and such will make this think right again.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

Finally got it out. Thank you guys for the help. We will see if heat and such will make this think right again.

Just bend the pieces back one at a time, that is what I did to the wrecked 1985 720 I bought from Justin, I just bent them back as close as I could and called it good, it appeared to function properly, I didn't even remove them.


 

 


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:44 AM

Is this arm the same across the 2wd d21 chassis as well?

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

One ear was bent a full 180 and even with heat it is breaking. For longevity, a replacement is probably in order.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

Is this arm the same across the 2wd d21 chassis as well?

 

No. You need 720 part.


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