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Old 03-17-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default anyone have a trunklid torsion bar installation tool>?

I bought trunklid torsion bars for my c/f trunk from an RS Evo, which should aid in my trunklid not becoming a trebuchet when I open it. Right now I took both my bars out, so my lid won't stay open. I tried to use vise grips (which I used to take them out), channel locks, needle nose, or anything I could try to twist those to fit...but I couldn't do it.

I don't know if the Subie torsion bars are the same at all, but I just wondered if anyone has something that might be able to help me get these in.

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Old 03-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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the one's on the subie's can be done by hand, no tools required. i've done a few sets like that
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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Lucky you guys. Holy crap. Mine have so much tension you have to use two hands (one on a the tool you're using and the other to hold on to the bar) or else you're going to get seriously hurt...
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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That's cuz you got to much junk in your trunk. ;p Sorry, had too!
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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the sti's have strong bars as well but you still can do them with your hands
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #6
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the sti's have strong bars as well but you still can do them with your hands
You can twist the bars with your hands? Damn, I need to work out my forearm muscles more I guess.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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You can twist the bars with your hands? Damn, I need to work out my forearm muscles more I guess.
It's from all the Shark Wars
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #8
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You can twist the bars with your hands? Damn, I need to work out my forearm muscles more I guess.
I figured a "Keyboard M.D." would have strong forearms... I have a special tool I use called muscle, I'd loan it to you but i don't think you could handle it.maybe if you did a hood scoop swap it would loosen up that bar... sorry, I had to rape your thread! LOL
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:27 AM   #9
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I figured a "Keyboard M.D." would have strong forearms... I have a special tool I use called muscle, I'd loan it to you but i don't think you could handle it.maybe if you did a hood scoop swap it would loosen up that bar... sorry, I had to rape your thread! LOL
I'm married. I don't need to work up the forearm muscles as much anymore.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:04 AM   #10
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married, 3 years. i'm just more of a man than you. lol
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:20 AM   #11
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married, 3 years. i'm just more of a man than you. lol
Ok, I honestly would pay to see you put my bars on by hand. Wait, I'll bet you. You able to put these bars on by hand, I'll pay you and admit I'm a weakling.

You can't put the bars on by hand and you owe me money. Sound like a deal?
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:01 PM   #12
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lol i would love you take you up on that, but i had shoulder surgery 2 months ago.... **** it i'll do it with one hand. HAHA
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:19 PM   #13
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those shouldn't be to much stiffer then the sti torsion bars, how are they mounted to the trunk lid and to the body?
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #14
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those shouldn't be to much stiffer then the sti torsion bars, how are they mounted to the trunk lid and to the body?
Yes. I just don't understand how anyone gets enough leverage to twist the bar without some sort of tool, whether it be the actual tool or jury-rigged.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
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my question was "how" are they mounted, are they very similar to how the STi torsion bars are mounted?
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #16
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haha lmao.....troy i'll get you for that...haha
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:30 PM   #17
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my question was "how" are they mounted, are they very similar to how the STi torsion bars are mounted?
One "hook" on the trunk arm, the other is mounted onto the body of the car.

I seriously doubt you could do this one-handed.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #18
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no it takes two hands...
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