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Well I can confirm that 1.75" hex bar stock is available.
Which would then need to be broached for the 1.25" internal hex and cut to 1.5" length.

I am not well versed in material specs so I am unsure what material to use.
I am leaning towards 4130/4140

Any machinist on board?
 

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Here's a guy who I used to ride Rokon 2x2's with 20 years ago, and that was the last time we spoke. This type of work is exactly the type of thing that he's into. I can try contacting him but it's been 20 years so I don't have any influence on his decisions but he might be up for this. Email him if you like because I don't have no specs or hardware to go from. He's into anything off road and he's a gear head all the way who own a CNC machine shop in Pa. His name is Dave Fillman. One of his talents is making and modifying suspension components. He would know exactly what to do and what metal type to use.
 

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Suspension Maxx adjustable keys are made of 4130 so 4130/4140 would be compatible.

4130 is available as 1.5" thick plate. Which can be water jet cut.

4140 is available as 1.75" hex bar. Which can be broached.

There are still some details to work out.
 

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Only works with materials up to 0.50"

Will handle up to 6" thick material
 

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Only works with materials up to 0.50"

Will handle up to 6" thick material
I've got these guys 45 minutes from me.

I wonder what their cutting depth limitations is? Are you guys planning on posting the dimensions of the adaptor sleeve so we can independently have them made, or are we all going in on a batch of them?
 

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The cost of that steel makes me want to talk about a guy named Brandon. $1000 for a slab of it. We could be looking at $200 plus a pair. Oh well it's time to screen out the pocket lint in search of gold and check under the couch cushions in search of lost treasure to pull this off.
 

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That 12"x24" slab will make approx 40 pieces or 20 sets with machining will come in at a guesstimate of $75-$100 a set of 2. Still well within the $700 limit for a complete kit.

I have posted the measurements several times!
Outer Hex: 1.75"
Inner Hex: 1.25"
Thickness: 1.50"

But they are not sharp corner hexes. Still need to determine the edge radius on the hexes.
 

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Can someone put the parts and where to buy?
It will be awesome!
Suspensionmaxx.com
Swayaway.com

Or do a search for Mopar A body torsion bars

I am on the road for the week. My access to the links is limited. Will post full links next weekend.
 

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So if I understand well, we will need:
and we should be good to go....

Pls correct me, if I am wrong
Lumir
 

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So if I understand well, we will need:
and we should be good to go....

Pls correct me, if I am wrong
Lumir
If you use the MaxxCam 2 the adapter sleeve with be the same for both ends.
The MaxxCam RS is strictly for S10 and will not work on the Astro.
There is an AstroCam that combines the insert from the RS with the arm of the MaxxCam 2. This will work if your are only trying to adjusted for spring sag.

The bars from sway away will be the 1.14 or 1.20.
The 1.24 bars will be extremely heavy for the Astro.
The 1.08 bars and lower bars are of no use to us.

There are also bars available from firmfeel.com
1.12 bar would be equal to stock Astro
And the 1.18 bar for extra capacity
 

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Nobody has the replacement a-body bars in hand, or they haven't spoken up yet. So really we don't know if the clocking will work. IF the clocking works with the stock key, then you would only need the shims/spacer/adapter on each end.
 
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