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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:56 pm 
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Yeah got the spindles from rodshop, i then got a hoppers stoppers 330mm brake kit to suit. They should be going in grand final weekend hopefully.

I'll do a full write up with pictures.

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:00 pm 
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oh yeah nice.
what did the spindles cost ya, and also what were the brakes worth, as i'm considering both for my ute.
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:27 pm 
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im also very interested in the drop spindle idea aswell, ive heard about them but i have no idea how they work, my XE will be built as a cruiser/ nats car, so i want it as low as it can feasibly go.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:31 pm 
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what it is is a custom arm with the stub axles sitting 2 (or 4 inch) higher, which means you've got an extra 2 inch clearance.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:26 pm 
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The stub axles are hq holden axles. You need to get a pair of them and then send them to rodshop and they redrill them to suit the ford ball joints. The steering arms are also modified to take the ford tie rod end.
The reason they drop the ride height by 2 inches is because they are 2 inches shorther in height. The axle is also up the stub more on the hq than the xf. The short of this is that over a 2 inch travel when you hit a bump the wheel developes 3mm negative camber. This should make the front end turn in better and hold the corner better.

If your wanting an opinion of whether they are worth it or not wait till i have them in my car. I'm putting them in grandfinal weekend.

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:26 pm 
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The stub axles are hq holden axles. You need to get a pair of them and then send them to rodshop and they redrill them to suit the ford ball joints. The steering arms are also modified to take the ford tie rod end.
The reason they drop the ride height by 2 inches is because they are 2 inches shorther in height. The axle is also up the stub more on the hq than the xf. The short of this is that over a 2 inch travel when you hit a bump the wheel developes 3mm negative camber. This should make the front end turn in better and hold the corner better.

If your wanting an opinion of whether they are worth it or not wait till i have them in my car. I'm putting them in grandfinal weekend.

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:01 pm 
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so if i want to do this, i need to source hq holden axles?
is that it?
what do they usually sell for?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:34 am 
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HQ stub axles? 3/5ths of f**k all....

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:13 pm 
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I got mine for $45 for both stubs and steering arms.

Rodshop charged me $300 for the machining.

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