72/73 Imperial Torsion Bars - where to buy?

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    Wile E Coyote Super Genius

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    In preparation for a front end alignment, I'd like to line up where to buy torsion bars in the event they are needed. Anyone have any recommendations on where to buy?
    Thanks,
    Ron
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Check with PST.
     
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    FirmFeel is worth a look
     
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    2x to Firm Feel. They have what you need.
     
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    garyh Well-Known Member

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    Yes ,Try PST
     
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  6. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Super Genius

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    2 votes for Firm Feel, 2 votes for PST.
    I reckon I'll be checking in with both those folks!
    Thanks for the inputs!
    Ron
     
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    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    PST had a pair for my 77 NYB, $495 for the set. I returned them because I wasn’t ready for that update yet. Very heavy and not much room to store them, but will go back when ready..
     
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    I believe PST will have a slight discount for FCBO members. I dont have experience with either company however.
     
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    A screenshot from Firm Feel web-page: 7DB61FC6-1F12-452F-B211-61040E5C00E6.png
     
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    Sounds like an add for Gee, I,m not 16 years old anymore,honey.Heh.
     
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    Firm feel told me there c body stuff wouldn’t work on an imperial.
    But I thought an imperial was just a stretched out C
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    Pre-74 Imperials are pretty much their own from the firewall to the front bumper.
     
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    I would assume that the 50” Torsion Bars would fit. The rest of their stuff propably don’t fit, as the front end parts of an Imperial are just slightly different.
     
  14. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    You know.... The question REALLY needs to be asked... "Why do you think you need new torsion bars?"

    If one failed, you would know it... The car would be sitting on the ground...

    Parts that might be needed upon inspection/alignment would be ball joints, tie rod ends, and bushings. If an alignment tech said to me "You need new torsion bars", I'd find another shop.
     
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    Moseman Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Agree, the idler arm is always suspect. That is the item that I find that needs replacing on all of my Imperials. Hard to find, 6 weeks and almost 3 Benjamins to rebuild.
     
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  16. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    Yea, forgot to mention idler arm....
     
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    The idler arm, and LCA bushings.
     
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    When Chrysler 1st road tested cars with torsion bars they used to break believe it or not.They had to go back and make them stronger.Would have been interesting if they had them on the rear like Packards torsion air ride optioned cars.They make the car almost float for some reason.B.B