Ya the safety bolt at the end has the washer kinda bent in since it was taking so much to get it on I didn't get in on all the way since it was knocking out the other side but it's on there tight ill try and even it out
Almost sounds like the holes in the bushing are too large; it took a good bit of effort to get the bar through the holes, so when beating the arms onto the splines the torsion bar didn't move for me. Is yours not like this?
To answer your question, I'd beat the arm on a bit, and then go back and beat the other side to even up the bar. Rinse and repeat.
Then maybe you're doing something wrong. I press it on with my hand to where you can feel the splines engaging properly, and then tap it on with a BFH. I really had no issues with this, and can't remember having to hit it that hard.
Originally Posted by kpla51
The arm needs a crow bar to spread it to get it on the splines
only issue I had was getting the far end of the bar to go through the nylon bearing on the other side of the frame holes ... greased it up wiggled it around until I felt it hit the center hole socket, then drove it in. Once the arm was centered on the bushings lever arms weren't any trouble at all