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71tr
10-03-2006, 08:41 PM
okay, so i removed the trunnions for a front suspension rebuild on my TR6. do these things really come in a left and right version? if so how do you tell the difference?

TR4
10-04-2006, 07:03 AM
I'm pretty sure the TR6 is the same as my later TR4 in that the trunnion pins that the lower arms mount to are angled and when installed in the car, the high side goes toward the front of the car. Those lower arms also are sided where the right rear arm and front left arm are the same and vice versus for the other arms.

MarkT
10-04-2006, 07:21 AM
Looking at the Moss and TRF catalogues, they list the trunnions as left and right. However, when I did my rebuild, I had a kit from TRF and I don't remember there being any difference between the two at all.

TR6oldtimer
10-04-2006, 09:04 AM
The right hand trunnion and vertical link is right hand threaded (like a normal bolt), the left hand trunnion is left hand threaded (reversed threaded). When properly installed on the car, each trunnion will move up on the vertical link when rotated toward the front of the car.

71tr
10-04-2006, 11:51 AM
Thanks everyone, I think I can now tell my left from my right.