Torsion Bar Set – Off Road Vw – 26 9/16″ Long – 300M
Sway-A-Way torsion bars are a high-performance direct replacement for your stock bars, available in a wide range of diameters to allow you to choose the right spring rate for your application. As with all our bars, the Sway-A-Way torsion bars are made with heat-treated aircraft grade alloy steel and centerless ground for vastly improved durability and consistent spring rate. These torsion bar sets are preset in our factory to help prevent initial settling. 300M torsion bars will handle about 30% more twist than our standard torsion bars.
These bars are available only as a solid bar.
- Manufactured from 300M alloy steel
- Heat treated for increased strength
- Centerless ground for consistent outside diameter and rate
- Preset in the direction of rotation
Wheel rates in the table below are based on a stock trailing arm length. Longer arms will decrease the rate by the percent change in length.
|VW AND PORSCHE TORSION BAR WHEEL RATES|
|24 1/16″ (611 MM)||21 3/4″ (552 MM)||24 11/16″ (627 MM)||26 9/16″ (675MM)|
|APPLICATION||911/914 FRONT||VW REAR||911/VW REAR||924/944/VW REAR|
23 47.7 51.7
24 39.6 49.5
25 43.8 47.5
26 42.1 45.7
27 40.6 44.0
28 39.2 42.5
THE TOTAL ANGLE THE BAR CAN BE TWISTED INCLUDES THE PRELOAD
Torsion Bar Adjustment: VW torsion bars are designed with two different splines on each end.
The purpose of this is to allow the adjustment of the preload on the torsion bars. This works
because the inner end has 40 teeth (9 degrees per tooth) and the outer end has 44 teeth ( 8.2
degrees per tooth). By adjusting the inner and outer splines together, you can adjust the preload
by .8 degrees (9 –8.2 degrees). Example: going down four teeth on the inner end and up four teeth
on the spring plate end will increase the preload by 3.2 degrees and raise the car by .9 inches.
The stock suspension has 3.5 degrees per inch of travel. For other arm lengths divide 57.3 by the
arm length to get the number of degrees per inch of travel.
23 MM, 24 MM, 25 MM, 26 MM, 27 MM