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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 01, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Any one ever use these? What are the pros and cons of them. Are they expensive? Should I use them for better suspension geometry or am I better off using the guldstrand mod or other methods. Just want to get better handling without a lot of cuting and fabrication work. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 01, 03:41 AM
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Do a search in the suspension section and you'll find much info on these.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 01, 07:50 PM
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I have a set of these and have covered approx 7,000 miles since installation.
Alignment is fairly critical but if set up as recommended they work fine and the feel of the car is really great. Turn in on corners is very sharp and in my opinion the mod is well worth while and better still there is no need to modify chassis parts.
The end of the thread on the ball joint needs to be ground back slightly but still leaves enough for the split pin.
One alteration I did on the extender tho was to drill the bolt to enable safety wiring - pointless putting a split pin in the ball joint and then leaving then the bolt unsecured

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 01, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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HEY BRIAN WHERE DID YOU DRILL THE BOLT? IM CURIOUS HOW YOU DID THIS AND HOW YOU ATTACHED THE WIRE?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 01, 02:33 AM
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Brian, how's tire wear been? There were some older posts about this being a problem area? I have a set to install myself. What alignment specs id you use? Thanks for the feedback.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 01, 05:40 AM
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I have the spindle extenders- work great.
The alignment specs I run are as follows:
passenger driver
caster +3 deg. +2.5 deg.
camber -.75 deg. -.75 deg.
toe +1/16 in. +1/16 in.

I tried to get as much caster as possible. 3 deg. seemed to be max.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 01, 07:14 PM
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I drilled the head of the bolt and then wired it around the top of the spindle outside of where the bottom of the extender sits.
CJ has the alignment about right altho I only used 0.25-0.5 negative camber.
Tire wear is not excessive.
I originally had a problem but on rechecking things found the alignment man had got it wrong. Too much time on ricers I suspect.
I have seen a bit of negative comment on these extenders but if you look at the Global West tubular upper arms the hook on the end does exactly the same as a spindle extender. Admittedly with a complete arm things like additional caster etc can also be incorporated but for the money, IMO the extender does a good job.



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