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Old 05-05-2011, 11:19 PM
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Does anybody know of anyone that makes dropped spindles for our rides or know of any OEM parts swapping from different makes or models to acheive the same result????

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:07 AM
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i dont think so i havent seen anything
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Does anybody know of anyone that makes dropped spindles for our rides or know of any OEM parts swapping from different makes or models to acheive the same result????

Jake
Yours is low enough already !!
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:56 AM
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Does anybody know of anyone that makes dropped spindles for our rides or know of any OEM parts swapping from different makes or models to acheive the same result????

Jake
I know they make drop spindles for the 88-98 full size chevy trucks.... they were 5x5 also... wouldn't hurt looking in to
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:38 AM
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I know they make drop spindles for the 88-98 full size chevy trucks.... they were 5x5 also... wouldn't hurt looking in to
I'd be very surprised if that bolted up. I've played with lowrider trucks for years and they can get pretty specific and the geometry isn't likely the same between the vehicles. I'm sure a conversion could be done with enough persisitence, but if they were out there, people would be using them to lay frame like the trucks. I would think something like an early 60's impala might be a better one to try. They got drop spindles for those all day and the suspension design is likely much more similar. I'd love to know if somebody comes up with something.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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I'd be very surprised if that bolted up. I've played with lowrider trucks for years and they can get pretty specific and the geometry isn't likely the same between the vehicles. I'm sure a conversion could be done with enough persisitence, but if they were out there, people would be using them to lay frame like the trucks. I would think something like an early 60's impala might be a better one to try. They got drop spindles for those all day and the suspension design is likely much more similar. I'd love to know if somebody comes up with something.
mine lays frame (and tranny crossmember) with the stock arms and spindles... had to notch the floor for the driveshaft though

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:51 AM
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That's cool. In the shockwave install pics, it seems there is a little space, but I could be wrong. I actually hope there is some clearance because I've had a airline fail before while driving and you don't want to lay frame at 40mph or when you have to get it somewhere to fix it. Trust me. It REALLY sucks. If it does touch, I will put a stop in to keep it just off the ground. Thanks for the tip on the driveshaft. I didn't know I might need to notch the floor. How are you shocks set up? I take it you have a relocator kit?
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yessir... I had a shop around here redo the shock mounts...

I blew an airline doing 70mph... it pancaked immediately... sparks flying, etc and almost put me into the wall... I had to jack it up from the bumper, just to get it up high enough to get another jack on the frame... it was a major pain in the ass...

here's a link to another forum I'm on, and they bolted up 88-98 drop spindles on their 62 and did disc brakes at the same time
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:58 AM
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also, there's not a whole lot of room to run the exhaust w/out laying on it... my next thing is to notch the frame, or do some sort of nifty pass thru for the exhaust coming right from the manifold... that's the problem spot... lol

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:22 AM
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How did they relocate them? Do you have steering clearance issues or is the frame notched? Got any pics? I've got the shockwaves because I didn't want to deal with that, but it doesn't hurt to know if I don't like them. I'll figure the exhaust out when the time comes. I'll be running dual so it should be a bit easier than the y pipe I would think. And that's cool about the 88 GM spindles, but I'd be interested to know just how well it rides and if there's excessive tire wear. I've seen some crazy looking "custom" stuff done, that sounds good in theory, but works like crap when applied. Is there any pics of the actual install?
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