Replacing Drop Spindles '69 Firebird
Okay, okay, I've done my research and used the search button. A few years back I installed a conversion kit that had 2" drop spindles from Summit. I've been rim shopping and found the rims I want that I believe will fit on my car, 18x8.5, 5.125" backspacing, for a '69 Firebird. I've ordered a pair to test fit around the car to make sure they will work for my application and see if any modifications are necessary such as relocating shocks inboard. My exhaust will have to be rerouted anyway.
Since this forum seems to be a broken record of what trash the drop spindles are I figure it would be a good idea to replace them with stock height spindles. Anyone know which ones I should be looking for?
Duty: Light, no autocross or dragging.
Current suspension mods include Hotchkis drop leafs, bushing kit, sway bar kit, new shocks, and new stock height springs. All new brakes with a front disc conversion.
Also, some tire size recommendations would be cool, too. I'm looking at either a 35 or 40 series tire possibly 235-255 width. Pros and cons, pics are always welcome.
I haven't painted the car yet so rolling the fenders/quarters isn't out of the question.