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Old 10-04-19, 04:40 PM
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Yesterday I'd got the chance to have a look underneath the car. The torsion bars have decals with "near" and "off". The one with "near" is on the left side of car (if you look as a driver). I expected that "near" is on the driver side but I'm not a native speaker so may be I'm wrong?
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Old 10-04-19, 05:59 PM
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I have always assumed that nearside meant nearest to the kerb on a right hand drive car.
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Old 10-04-19, 06:23 PM
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canceld: ups - then the torsion bars are mounted wrong or are labeled wrong. How to determine?



edit: I read Andy's words, but in the back of my mind I drive with RHD on the right side of the road here in Germany.

But in this case, Andy describes driving with RHD on the left side of the road. The left side of the vehicle is closest to the curb and the torsion bar labeled "Near" is correctly mounted.

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canceld: ups - then the torsion bars are mounted wrong or are labeled wrong. How to determine?



edit: I read Andy's words, but in the back of my mind I drive with RHD on the right side of the road here in Germany.

But in this case, Andy describes driving with RHD on the left side of the road. The left side of the vehicle is closest to the curb and the torsion bar labeled "Near" is correctly mounted.

Andy is correct. Near means "nearside" i.e. nearest to the curb. Off means "offside" i.e. furthest from the kerb - both applicable to RHD cars driving on the left side of the road. The torsion bars are therefore correctly mounted.
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Near means ".... nearest to the curb.
Thank you.

I'll built a curb into the garage to avoid misunderstanding and give orientation for an old man ;-)
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Is there a way to tell which bar is which if they are off the car and unmarked?

Or would refitting them on the opposite side be ok?
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Default Torsion Bar

There should be a part number or other stamping on the end of each torsion bar .
My understanding is the BCL or their supplier pretensioned each bar to suit either LH or RH side .
I would not recommed you change the bars to the opposite side.

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