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Old 07-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Spindle Question?

How do you tell the difference from a drop spindle and a stock height spindle? All help is appriciated.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: Spindle Question?

Dropped spindles will generally have the spindle hub higher on the body of the spindle & the spindle hub for an OE unit would be located closer to the bottom of the spindles body. Make sense? Another suggestion is most mfr's will stamp p/n's on their respective parts. If there are any numbers, google the number & see what you get.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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Re: Spindle Question?

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Dropped spindles will generally have the spindle hub higher on the body of the spindle & the spindle hub for an OE unit would be located closer to the bottom of the spindles body. Make sense? Another suggestion is most mfr's will stamp p/n's on their respective parts. If there are any numbers, google the number & see what you get.
ok, i was wondering with a 72 c10
i have been reading that Z'ing the frame 3 inches will allow you to lay frame on 24"wheels or 30" tall tires,

now my question is, will three inch drop spindles do the same, without Z'ing the frame??
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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ok, i was wondering with a 72 c10
i have been reading that Z'ing the frame 3 inches will allow you to lay frame on 24"wheels or 30" tall tires,

now my question is, will three inch drop spindles do the same, without Z'ing the frame??
3inch Z and 3inch drop spindles??
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Re: Spindle Question?

At that tire height, no, you can't lay frame w/a stock front suspension & 3" drop spindles. You can't lay frame w/a 3" 'Z' & stock spindles.
You need the 'Z' & the spindles (or a Dropmember & spindles).
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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At that tire height, no, you can't lay frame w/a stock front suspension & 3" drop spindles. You can't lay frame w/a 3" 'Z' & stock spindles.
You need the 'Z' & the spindles (or a Dropmember & spindles).
Thank you!!
thats what i was wanting to clarify,
after a month or so i will start on my 72
still studying and learning from you guys, thanks again!!
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