Type 1 Front torsion rods cut?

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Cancerman
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Type 1 Front torsion rods cut?

Post by Cancerman » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:27 am

Has anyone ever seen or even cut their front torsion rods in half, right in the center? A friend has discovered his front rods have been cut in half, each set, upper and lower, come out from each side. One screw clamps the rod one each side. Also, some of his small rods have been removed to lower the front ride height. I'm wondering if this was done in an attempt to make it more of an independent front suspension, or just trying to make it easier to reinstall the rods. Any thoughts?

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Re: Type 1 Front torsion rods cut?

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:44 am

Adding adjusters is probably a better way of doing it. That way you can raise or lower the front of the car as you want or you can off-set the torsion stack by adjusting each stack separately. The suspension is still tied together via the beam; splitting the torsion stack. In this case, I would think, would only control the softness or hardness of each side.

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Re: Type 1 Front torsion rods cut?

Post by Bruce2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:17 am

Cancerman wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:27 am
if this was done in an attempt to make it more of an independent front suspension,
Although there's effectively one lower spring and one upper spring, the VW front suspension is 100% independent L to R. The anchor point in the middle prevents movement of one side from transmitting to the other.
Can you post pics of what you have?

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Re: Type 1 Front torsion rods cut?

Post by Cancerman » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:00 am

it's a friend on another forum. We were trying to figure out why this was done to his car. Someone just cut the rods right in two. I'll see if he has pictures. Thanks for responding.

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