Are drop spindles good?
Why is a drop spindle a better choice than using a drop spring? A. By using a drop spindle you will be maintaining a factory ride quality. Lowering springs are usually rated higher than stock springs depending on the amount of drop, taking away from the factory ride.
What is the purpose of drop spindles?
Drop-spindles relocate the shaft to a higher position, typically 2-3 inches higher than the original. Doing this allows your wheel to be higher in the fender well, thus lowering your truck. Installing drop-spindles allows you to continue to use the vehicles factory spring and shocks.
How do you tell if you have dropped spindles?
If the spindle snout is near the bottom ball joint tang, then it’s a stock spindle. If the snout is about mid-way between both upper and lower ball joint tangs then it’s a drop spindle.
Do you need drop shocks with drop spindles?
No. You do not need to use a drop shock when using 2” drop spindles because the spindle shaft and the pickup points for the caliper have been moved up. We have not changed the geometry of the front end allowing you to use regular shocks instead of a drop shock.
Do you need drop springs with drop spindles?
Alignment with drop spindles is exactly as stock. With drop springs, it can go out the window, necessitating a close approximation to correct. Drop springs can limit suspension “up” travel, as they leave the control arms closer to the bump stops. I’d go with the spindles, if they are off good quality.
How long are drop spindles?
The length is usually around 11 inches. The whorl of bottom whorl drop spindles is much like top whorl spindles where the whorl is rim-weighted and well-balanced.
How do you measure a drop spindle?
In order to correctly take this measurement you will need to measure from the center of the spindle to the center of the main axle tube.
Are there any drop spindles available for the beetle/Ghia?
Available in various narrowed widths to allow for larger wheels, disc brakes or any track adders. Bolt on. Drop Spindles – Drop you 2.5″ from where you are at currently. Link pin Beetle/Ghia owners will need some special tools to get these installed. PRObuilt Drop Spindles – Fully assembled spindles by the PRO’s at Airkewld.
How to tune up a VW Beetle with ball joint suspension?
Mexican Beetle Fridolin Kit cars with ball joint suspensions Will not fit on a stock VW beam Spray the bushings with WD40 to tap in the crush sleeves These shock are going to give you a soft ride. If you want to be able to tune the ride quality to what you want, the adjustable shocks are what you need.
Do you need to cut a Beetle Bug to install suspension?
1949-1965 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca 1949-1965 US Spec Karmann Ghia Kit cars with link pin suspensions No body mods, cutting or notching is necessary with this beam. If the vehicle has been in an accident, it is possible that minimal massaging will be needed to install.
What kind of shocks do I need for a 1965 Beetle Bug?
1949-1965 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca 1949-1965 US Spec Karmann Ghia Kit cars with link pin suspensions Spray the bushings with WD40 to tap in the crush sleeves These shock are going to give you a soft ride. If you want to be able to tune the ride quality to what you want, the adjustable shocks are what you need.