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Old 06-01-2009, 11:19 AM
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McGaughys 2" Drop Spindle 13" Brake Kit

Anyone have any feedback on McGaughys 2" Drop Spindle for a '79-'81 GM F-Body? They also have a 13" disc brake kit that uses the same spindle but with the calipher mounts replaced with brackets. I believe they use '78-'88 G-Body metric caliphers, but dont have a clue as to the source of the hub/rotors.

I need to get a 2" drop while keeping the 5 on 4 3/4 bolt spacing on an '82 B-Body front end and I seem to have these choices:

A.) McGaughys or Summit 2" drop spindle for '79-'81 F-Body and stock "11 brakes. - cheapest

B.) McGaughys 2" drop spindle/ 13" brake kit. - a little more expensive than A when buying new 11" rotors and caliphers.

C.) Belltech 2" drop spindle for '94 -'96 Impala SS with '90 1LE 12" rotors. - almost 2x the cost of the McGaughys spindles and 1LE rotors are almost 2x cost of the stock 5 on 5 ones

I will be using 18" rims (Torque Thrusts) probably 7"-8" wide so clearance should not be an issue.

I am pretty sure that the '77-'96 B-Body and '79-'81 F-Body front suspension/brake parts are interchangeable.

Any comments on McGaughys quality, problems etc - or Belltech for that matter? Also any other solutions that I should consider?

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