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Which Adjustable Spring plate for a '73 w/ IRS?!?!
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Post Post subject: Which Adjustable Spring plate for a '73 w/ IRS?!?!
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 08:26 PM
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How do I know which adjustable spring plate to use with my '73?

There are 30 different sizes!!!

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Post Post subject: Re: Which Adjustable Spring plate for a '73 w/ IRS?!?!
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How do I know which adjustable spring plate to use with my '73?

There are 30 different sizes!!!

Your 73 will have the long torsion bars (tube sticking out of the spring plate covers) and be IRS.

These are the correct ones, unless someone converted to the short torsion bars for tire clearance.
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No, they do have the long torsion bars still.

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Post Post subject: Re: Which Adjustable Spring plate for a '73 w/ IRS?!?!
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How much lift can one get from the adjustable spring plate??

Also should I get a new torsion bar? if so which? I see they come in 27mm, 28mm, and 29mm for the 26 9/16 ('73 bug w/ IRS)?!?!?

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[quote="zx10r203"]How much lift can one get from the adjustable spring plate??[quote] The lift comes from indexing the spring plates. The adjustment in negligable (sp) in providing lift.

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Also should I get a new torsion bar? if so which? I see they come in 27mm, 28mm, and 29mm for the 26 9/16 ('73 bug w/ IRS)?!?!?

New torsion bars are a good idea as the old ones are 35 yrs old and we ask them to work hard. The diameter you choose should be based on how much weight you stick in the rear, if you go w/longer trailing arms, etc. The thicker the bar, the stiffer the ride and the more weight it can handle. I have 30mm which is probably too thick, but I have 3 x 3's which is harder on the bars and doing a 4 seater with glass, carpet etc. 28 mm is probably the most common upgrade.


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