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Old 08-17-2014, 09:44 PM
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I've searched all over the web for a image of the bolt/nut that you loosen to lower the volare suspension, but can't find any, I assumed it would be a big nut somewhere at the end of the torsion bars but mine seem to be capped, I think Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
but I don't see anything, anyone have a pic of it?
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What year of clip are you working with. You can see this bolt from the bottom, each side, front side. From the top you see what appears as a long threaded bolt each side, front side.

I am not sure of the years of model these were used. My first one was a 74 Volare my second one was a 76 Dodge Aspen. So I know 74-76 Plymouth Volare and Dodge Aspen were common.
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I see a threaded rod on both the right and left side looking into the engine compartment from above, almost hidden by the inner fenders which appears to me that I'd adjust from in the engine compartment. The ends of my torsion bars (which look like sways bars) have no thing as far as bolt to turn. Unfortunately I have no idea what year the front end is from.
Are different year volare front ends different as far as where the adjustment is?
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I see a threaded rod on both the right and left side looking into the engine compartment from above, almost hidden by the inner fenders which appears to me that I'd adjust from in the engine compartment. The ends of my torsion bars (which look like sways bars) have no thing as far as bolt to turn. Unfortunately I have no idea what year the front end is from.
Are different year volare front ends different as far as where the adjustment is?
Sounds to me like you have adjustable torsion bar. Jack the vehicle up using jack stands and look underneath that is where the adjustment takes place on the 74-76 volare- aspen. That threaded rod goes thru a wishbone type fiitting thats attached to the torsion bar. If I remember correctly it is a bolt approx 5-6 inches long with a 15/16 bolt head. You will actually have to be under to see them, they are somewhat up in the clip so won't be visible by just kneeling down and looking under.
I cannot answer if there are different adjustment points for different years.
I do know that the 74-76 volare-aspen is the most common set up used and they adjust in the same spots. Was first advertised in the truckin magazine than classic trucks in the late 70's early 80's.

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I concur with everything that has been written. I would add that to adjust the height, you need to realize that the adjuster on the driver side raises/lowers the passenger side and visaversa. Also, you need to make the adjustment and then back the truck out of the garage and back in. Otherwise, the setting does not remain where you had it when you first lowered the front tires back to the floor. Also, use a ratchet with a small extension so you do not scrape the skin off of your knuckles when the wrench slips off! Jag
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As usual, Jag is spot on. I might add that I use an air impact with a socket that I marked so I can see each rotation. That way I can undo if I want and be right back where I was.
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