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'65 chevy P/U drop spindles or coil spring change?

Have a '65 chevy P/U, SWB, needing help with the choice of dropped coil springs front and rear or dropped spindles on the front
What will be the difference with spindles verses springs on the front?
Knowing with dropped spindles disc brakes will be needed
Darele

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Installing drop spindles retains the full suspension travel and maintains the stock geometry. Typically when dropped with springs the camber is affected, some vehicles this can be compensated for with an alignment, others do not have the adjustability to get it back where it should be.
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I agree with the dropped spindles... I put 73-87 dropped spindles (for ease of disc brake conversion before they had the easy kits) on my '66 stepside and am very happy with the results.
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might you explain the easy kit ?
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Use of 73-87 stuff would be cheaper than a kit. Theres a complete front suspension/brakes for a 2wd 86 in the paper for 50bucks.
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There are disc conversion kits out there that use the stock spindles to give you a simple disc conversion... Then you would probably have to go with shorter springs to get the lowering - you are way better off with dropped spindles to retain the suspension travel.

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understand now,,, Thank YOU !!
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