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Old 02-26-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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racecraft 2" drop spindles

Has anyone tried the racecraft 2" drop spindles?
have is a link to the website.


http://www.racecraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=300106
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

Interesting. Never seen those before.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

just a quick question; do drop spindles (or perhaps drop springs) affect the suspension geometry on our cars?
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

springs do affect them

spindles do not.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

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Has anyone tried the racecraft 2" drop spindles?


Ed Miller has a pair and will be posting some information soon. We have sent out 23 pairs so far, so I am sure somebody will be getting some feed back up on the boards.

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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

I dont know how much the tooling would cost to change, but is there any chance you guys would consider making a set for guys who want to swap to rack & pinion steering ?

The main drawback for everyone considering a rack setup is that you lose a decent bit of max steering angle, making parking, and U turns a pain. A set of spindles with the steering arm shortened would take care of this issue.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

Look on their website www.racecraft.com they have already made a set for rack and pinion cars with shortened steering arms
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

I think there is a tread started in the GP. alot of good info, I'm waiting for EB to package a LS1 brakes with this Drop Spindle
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

There's also a thread. "A must have for anyone lowering their car" or something.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

You know, I didnt think they would already be available since i hadnt looked at the spindles and figured they were cast construction, thats pretty awesome

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Look on their website www.racecraft.com they have already made a set for rack and pinion cars with shortened steering arms
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

your going to hate me for this entirely n00b question, but I just want to make sure of this before I pick up a set; that these will also work on a GTA as well as traditional camaro right?
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your going to hate me for this entirely n00b question, but I just want to make sure of this before I pick up a set; that these will also work on a GTA as well as traditional camaro right?

All suspension 82-92 F body (with the exception of the different yearly differences, which usually dont negate interchange) are the same.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

racecraft makes ONE spindle as far as i know.
it has a long arm on it, and also a hole drilled closer to the center, so they will work for eithr steering setups.
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racecraft makes ONE spindle as far as i know.
it has a long arm on it, and also a hole drilled closer to the center, so they will work for eithr steering setups.

Racecraft actually makes 2 spindles, one with the regular lenght arm and one that has a shorten steering arm for rack and pinions, look on their website they have both listed, and I have their shorten version
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Racecraft actually makes 2 spindles, one with the regular lenght arm and one that has a shorten steering arm for rack and pinions, look on their website they have both listed, and I have their shorten version
wasnt aware of that, but cool.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

Hey does anyone know the difference in the length of the arm for the manaul rack spindle compared to the conventional. I do not have 550 laying around and have a friend that can machine my stock spindle to the lenght i need for free. Even a rough guess would be good to get started. Are we talking 1/2 inch or a couple?
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

everything ive read up on:
stock camaro spindle, ball joint to tie rod (center/center is 8")
rack&pinion guys go 5" center to center. ive seen where people have tried adapting a mustang spindle. ive measured an 89gt v8 spindle and it was 5.25" center/center.
im about to be in the process of modding my spindles as well.
need to get around to it. ive got a pile of stuff sitting here.
i would only modify them if you are drag racing.
i would NOT modify the spindle if you take corners, or do any type of autoX.
id like to see some pics of the finished product.
keep me informed.
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

i think i am just going to go with the racecraft spindles and stop Di#king around. Be safer and a lot easier. as a wise man once said "just throw some money at it and say: GO AWAY..."
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Re: racecraft 2" drop spindles

to anyone interested in these that have not purchased them, I have organized a group purchase on these at the following link: http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/gr...e-dropped.html (NEW Group Purchase of Dropped Spindles)

Please subscribe to the thread for updates from Ed Miller (our local TGO brake guru who's reviewing a set now). Once we get word from him, we're gonna start taking orders. Thanks!
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