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Old 09-25-2007, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2nd Generation Trunk: torsion bar setup

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Can someone shoot me a photo of their torsion bar setup that governs the trunk lid ..specifically where the torsion bars nearly intersect in their middle length.

There is a bracket that hangs down from the rear parcel shelf into the trunk cavity. The torsion bars pass by it but I'm wondering if they need to attach to it somehow.

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Old 09-25-2007, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh...if you are looking for a picture of the Gen2 torsion bar..then I suggest you post in the Gen2 section...not the Gen3/4 section.
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oops.. my mistake, my car's a '95 ..so I guess it's a Gen 3. Dale
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Can't take a picture right now, but the bracket you're talking about has a double clip. The torsion bar coming from the right hand hinge snaps into the bottom clip. The torsion bar coming from the left hinge snaps into the top clip (at least on mine).

As a side note, after you attach to the clips, if your trunk lid doesn't stay open well, you can adjust the tension. Behind the carpeting on the sidewall, the other end of the torsion bars go into slots in the sidewall. There are three slots to choose from. The factory setting on mine was the middle slot. My trunk wouldn't stay open if I was parked up hill. I moved the torsion bars to the outside slot closest to the lid (up), and now it stays open great. Takes a little muscle to move them, and be careful, there are some sharp edges backt there. I busted my knuckles a couple times moving them but it was worth it. No more trunk lid hitting me in the head while taking stuff out of the trunk
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Thanks "eddie". Yup, from the stuff I read it seems I would need some sort of gizmo tool to move the spring into another slot. But I'll have to check if there's another (safe) way in doing it without getting more dental work done.

It still would be great to have a closeup picture of the torsion bar hanger so I can fabricate some sort of clip... The bars a bit of a racket when opening (and now closing) the lid and that's when I figured something was missing for torsion bar mid-support.

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no gizmo's needed ..... a simple search will give you the answer:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t78342.html
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Yep. That's how I did mine. For some reason, it was really hard moving mine though. They really gave a lot of resistance when I moved them.
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Yep. That's how I did mine. For some reason, it was really hard moving mine though. They really gave a lot of resistance when I moved them.
if they didnt give any resistance, they wouldnt be doing their job!
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Great link. I'll check that out as, yes, the spoiler does make the trunk rather heavy especially when parked on an incline.. got some neck bruises to prove it. Thanks!
But.. still could use a pic of the center hanger detail

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Great link. I'll check that out as, yes, the spoiler does make the trunk rather heavy especially when parked on an incline.. got some neck bruises to prove it. Thanks!
But.. still could use a pic of the center hanger detail

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If nobody has posted one I'll get you one later. My camera is unavailable at the moment.
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if they didnt give any resistance, they wouldnt be doing their job!
Well, I wasn't really surprised at the resistance. It's just that the DIY in that link made it sound like "oh, just pull the end out and move it to the other slot. Like the poster was yawning and holding a cold one in his left hand while easily moving the bar with his right hand. My experience was more like wrestling Hulk Hogan and almost getting thrown out of the trunk. Guess I need to start eating my Wheaties.
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Here's the pic you requested of the clip...

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That should be easy enough to make up. Thanks for sending along the photoshot! Dale
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