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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 01:50 PM
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2wd torsion???

i have a 2wd s10 and love my truck, but i have to admit that i am jealous of the 4x4's becasue they can be lifted cheaply with the torsion bars... well i was just surfing around truckworld.com and i saw a 2000 2wd nissan frontier (picture and link below) that claims to have a 2" torsion lift.... how is this possible, i was under the impression that torsion bars had to do with the front axle.. and a 2wd doesnt have one... please share your thoughts

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 02:36 PM
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Re: 2wd torsion???

Ahahahahahahahahaha[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] Ahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha Thats a good one!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I got tears coming out of my eyes... CHEAP!!!! hahahah.... Torsions are used on many vehicles 4wd and 2.. Look under the Exploder and how about the IRS VW Bug in back.... Torsions go with a-arm style suspensions and swing arm in case of the bug.. The lower arm is where the torsion is mounted to.. A twisting force is how it suspends the weight of the vehicle.. It is a proven system but does have its drawbacks when put to its extreme like all systems.. On your S-10 it does use the a-arm but uses a spring (compression force)..

-Troy '<font color=red>WeaZle</font color=red>' McCarty

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Re: 2wd torsion???

And to throw another poker in the fire, it's like the war between solid front axle and a-arms. Solid front axles run on spring leafs and a-arm vehicles use either torsions or coil springs.

Some are better for this and some are better for that...

Personally I'd like to see some coil-overs on my 4x4, but then again I want 12" of wheel travel! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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