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Old 04-26-2004, 12:12 AM
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drop spindles or lowering springs

I have my 66 el camin apart. I plan on lowering it when it comes back together. On the front I plan on getting 2 inch drop spindles, and springs should i get stock springs? and loser it that way.(hear it gives you better handling.) Or shuld i just keep stock size spindles and get lowering springs all around? what would be more comfortable? safer? easier?

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Spindles would be the best way to go, and if the spring sits on the bottom A-frame you won't need to take the springs out to install the spindles.
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so when i get drop spindles, I should get stock springs? I want the car to set low especially in the front. should I get at least a 1 inch lowering spring in the front. Or is that to loow? dangerous?
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It isn't really a question of dangerous its a question of proper front end geometry. Lowered spindles will lower the front end and when used with stock springs will keep the proper geometry (front end alignment, caster, camber etc.). If you use lowered springs, depending on how much they lower the suspension, it will throw out the geometry.

Ever notice a lowered car going down the street and the front tires look canted in at the top? That's what happens when you lower the car with springs instead of using lowered spindles. It's also very noticeable on a car with air ride suspension when they park and lower it all the way down. If you drive it that way it will eventually wear out tires and put additional stress on ball joints and bushings. The springs are the "cheap" way out. If you want to do it right use the spindles.

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Thanks for the information centerline. I think i might have lowering springs in it now then, or very worn out ones. My wheels are very canted inward, but there is also no engine in the car, or front clip. The rear of the car should be fine with springs right?
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Hard to tell with no weight on the front suspension. The rear will be fine.

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If you looked at the pics of it in the gallery could you tell if it did? It was all together then.
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Really hard to tell. Might have had half a round cut out of the springs but it doesn't look that low to me in the pics.

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