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Old 11-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #11
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Re: problem replacing passenger side upper torque arm

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Isn't a 2001 Quigley a coil spring conversion?
Yeah they do and I would think it might cause some problems being broke. I agree...get it to a shop. I've always wondered why SMB uses them on their front shackle conversions. I'm guessing it has to do with weight. On a coil rig like the Quigley, I've read it keeps the axle from moving side to side. I'm thinking with the weight of my vehicle it might be a steering issue...I just don't know. Most smaller vehicles with shackles don't have them but the larger ones do I think. Seems there is one on my work truck. Anyway I broke mine so it must be doing something...I just never knew it.

I'm with Mike, a good shop should be able to make a custom one for you.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #12
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Re: problem replacing passenger side upper torque arm

I have a 2002 Quigley with the updated arms, I will take a look and try and take a picture. I don't recall anything being that close.
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Re: problem replacing passenger side upper torque arm

Problem solved!

Thanks for all the advice folks, and thought I'd post the solution in case other folks go through this:

When I raised the vehicle up to replace the torque arms I jacked up the body. As a result the suspension was fully extended, and this caused the interference problem. By jacking up the axle instead I had plenty of clearance to position the torque arm.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #14
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Re: problem replacing passenger side upper torque arm

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Problem solved!

Thanks for all the advice folks, and thought I'd post the solution in case other folks go through this:

When I raised the vehicle up to replace the torque arms I jacked up the body. As a result the suspension was fully extended, and this caused the interference problem. By jacking up the axle instead I had plenty of clearance to position the torque arm.
Nice!
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #15
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Re: problem replacing passenger side upper torque arm

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Problem solved!

Thanks for all the advice folks, and thought I'd post the solution in case other folks go through this:

When I raised the vehicle up to replace the torque arms I jacked up the body. As a result the suspension was fully extended, and this caused the interference problem. By jacking up the axle instead I had plenty of clearance to position the torque arm.
Problem sorta solved.

This is one of the Quigley quirks - the Track Bar (Panhard Bar) goes into bind with the torque arm at full droop and actually limits the suspension. Not the best thing to have happen but not the end of the world either - heck some 7000 Quigleys do it. Solution would be a properly configured Track bar.
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