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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 01, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Okay now after a year of putting this car back together (a couple of times...) one more question. I purchased Moog 6308 springs to use with my dropped spindles (which I now am not using) so that I could firm it up a bit. I still want the 2" drop using the stock (drum) spindles that I machined down this weekend. Can I chop a coil out of these or should I just buy the Hotchkis lowering springs and sell these off. I'd like to keep the springs I have but the $125 for the Hotchkis ones won't kill me (at this point I've lost track of $$$). Here's a reason I don't like the Stainless Steel / Superior Spindle. Check out how close I am to the tire....

Thanks for all your help David, I machined the spindle bosses down to about .470. Using the Master Power Caliper Brackets it looks like maybe .420 would be right. I'll have to see how it looks with the rotor and caliper on and I'll shim it for square.

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You can cut yours if you like the rate of them. The cut will stiffen slightly but usually the first coil cut does not make a large difference in stiffness because it is wound flatter.
The second coil makes a big difference.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 01, 04:40 PM
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What tire and rim was causing the interference fit that you showed us? pdq67

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 01, 04:57 PM
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Wow, that is a tight fit... too tight for my liking! Is that with the 6308 springs? I can't imagine you wouldn't be rubbing or hitting that rim with it on the ground.

What size tires and rims are they? What rotors are you using, they look awfully small in diameter?!

Otherwise, sweet looking ride!

PS, I might be in the market for a set of the 6308s if you decide to go with the Hotchkis ones. Let me know.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 01, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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The wheels in front are new Wheel Vintiques Rallyes 16x7 4" BS with Dunlop SP8000 225/50ZR16's. The rotors are just standard 10.5 that came in my kit (stainless). Actually looking at my reciept for my wheels and tires it says 16x8 with 4"BS, I ordered 16x7's. Maybe they are 16x8's. I'm going to have to measure both the front's and the backs to make sure they got them mounted right. I was supposed to get 16x7" 4"BS for the front with the 225/50's and 16x8" 4.5"BS for the back with 255/50's. I'm getting a little frustrated.... I'm hoping with the stock spindles back on, the tie rod ends up inside the wheel instead of against the tire. Maybe I screwed up and got 8" wheels up front. They're mine now I hope I can get them to work....
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 01, 02:27 PM
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Once you get your stock spindles back on, your clearance issues with your tie rod will be gone. Just imagine the wheel 2" lower and you can see the tie rod won't even come into play. A buddy of mine is using 2" drop spindles too, and he had to grind on his tie rod to gain proper clearance.

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