Lowering Keys torsion bar

Lowering Keys torsion bar

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 16th 2020, 1:57pm

Hello . as I want to lower my Astro. of course I want to do that as cheaply as possible. can you make the lowering key for the torsion shaft yourself? I have ever seen a topic with an explanation about it with photos. but the photos are no longer visible. does anyone happen to have an explanation with pictures about it?

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Re: Lowering Keys torsion bar

Postby dutch astro driver [OP] » December 17th 2020, 7:28pm

someone happens to have a photo of an original torsion keys and a lowered one . here in the netherlands they are not for sale . and if i have them shipped from america , the shipping cost are too high
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Re: Lowering Keys torsion bar

Postby Mmusicman » December 17th 2020, 10:07pm

It is typically "impractical" to lower an AWD, whereas a RWD is much preferred.
Not saying it isn't done.. but MOST simply do not.
Also be aware the torsion bar/transfer-case cross-member hangs quite low on these AWD vans, unlike the RWD. Not sure what other issues you may run into with the front drive-train either.

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