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Mustang II dropped spindles

Does anyone have experience with the different brands of 2" dropped spindles for Mustang II front end's? My 47 Chevy has a Mustang II front end in it. I replaced the severely cut springs with new ones and the ride is much better. Unfortunately the car is too high in the front now so I'd like to drop it a bit and dropped spindles make sense to me. However some are cast and some are forged and the prices are very different. I have also heard the stock Mustang II components may need to be modified to fit on these spindles.
Any experiences with these would be helpful.
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Does anyone have experience with the different brands of 2" dropped spindles for Mustang II front end's? My 47 Chevy has a Mustang II front end in it. I replaced the severely cut springs with new ones and the ride is much better. Unfortunately the car is too high in the front now so I'd like to drop it a bit and dropped spindles make sense to me. However some are cast and some are forged and the prices are very different. I have also heard the stock Mustang II components may need to be modified to fit on these spindles.
Any experiences with these would be helpful.
Thanks
Doug
I have dropped spindles on mine but to be honest I don't know who made them other than they came from Canada. I also have Mustang II road racing springs on the front that lower the car 2" but are the same compression rating as stock spring.


I know you just got new springs but you might want to look into the racing spring as they would give you a 2" drop and be cheaper than the spindles.

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The lower a arms should be level with the bottom of the xmember with all the weight of the finished car on the sp rings. New springs need a few hundred miles to settle before cutting. Cutting will stiffen the ride some. Hied's dropped spindles are the only ones to use. Don't trust the cheapo ones .
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The lower a arms should be level with the bottom of the xmember with all the weight of the finished car on the sp rings. New springs need a few hundred miles to settle before cutting. Cutting will stiffen the ride some. Hied's dropped spindles are the only ones to use. Don't trust the cheapo ones .
Bob what I'm am saying is, these springs lower the car 2" and are the same compression as the stock springs, they are not heated they are made so they lower the car 2" for road racing Mustangs. my lower a arms sit like this, in picture, they have been sitting in there 10 + years I think they have settled.

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the lower a arms look to be right to me. Luck, Bob.
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I don't see the rack in the pics?????? Is it just not installed or is it a rear steer IFS?

Springs need to cycle in order to settle completely.

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I don't see the rack in the pics?????? Is it just not installed or is it a rear steer IFS?

Springs need to cycle in order to settle completely.

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I can see part of it, blow the picture up in that area. Believe me those springs have settled.

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