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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 02, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Wich ones should i buy...there are so many out there ?

I intend to use a Baer 13" track brake system and i'll keep the stock control arms.

wich spindles works nice with this setup?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 02, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 02, 05:11 AM
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I wouldn't buy any of them. You can drop your car fine with just spings. Drop spidles limit the amount of backspacing on wheels. Since the spindle goes up but the steering arm stays the same. With a 17" wheel, 4.25 bs is about all you can run without rubbing. A friend of mine is running drop spindles and had to grind the steering arm to clear his 4.5 bs wheels.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 02, 07:23 AM
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use the search link upper right on this page.
You will find the drop spindles don't work well with wide tires.
Lowering a Camaro actually improves the geometry a bit. Keeping geometry completely stock is not what you want.
Baer doesn't make brake kits for the drop spindles.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 02, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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According to Baer's application guide you can actually buy mark stielow drop spindles thru them is this right?

I am going to use the HAL QA1 Promastar Coilovers in the front...and the technical support at HAL told me that i could lower the car about 1" to 1 1/2" that might just do the trick...I think that Brent Jacksson used these on his 69RS and that car stands right if you ask me...

Pozzi: Do you know how much the 67-69 camaro weighs on the rear wheels ? (Aprox.)



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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 02, 12:02 AM
 
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Hi Jonas,
I have some questions regarding your car and wonder if it's possible to reach you by mail instead, so we can use our native language.

rgds rickard von schweden

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jonas W:
Wich ones should i buy...there are so many out there ?

I intend to use a Baer 13" track brake system and i'll keep the stock control arms.

wich spindles works nice with this setup?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 02, 06:08 AM
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if memory serves, the stielow spindles use all different parts. the bolt on wheel bearing assembly for a new Camaro or Vette, and brakes for the same car are used. it is also taller, i think, to correct some of the geometry on the front end. with these, and a rear out of a newer car with a speed sensor on the ring gear, you could have ABS..that would be trick as hell.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 02, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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rickard von schweden !

yepp here you have it [email protected]

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