Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > The Cutting Board

The Cutting Board Cut... Weld... DRIVE.


User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,687
Threads: 32,345
Posts: 546,685
Total Online: 443

Newest Member: Tylerted

Latest Threads

 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 10th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #1
Serf
Forum Member
 
Serf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Drop Spindles with extended beam?

I know the extended beam drops it 2 and 1/2 inches. So should i sell my drop spindles or is it possible to run both?

Anyone running both set ups?

Any info would be appreciated.

newbie here.
Serf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #2
bigguy
Forum Member
 
bigguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: upstate ny
Posts: 6,962
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

both
__________________
Playing the hurry up and wait game of life.
bigguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #3
briancustoms
Forum Member
 
briancustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Shakopee, MN
Posts: 397
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

I'm running drop spindles with my 12" extender with 2" drop and air shocks. Before the spindles on factory tires, it didn't touch ground(balljoints binded), with spindles and 155/60/15 tires it touches ground with at least 3/4" to spare.
briancustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #4
Serf
Forum Member
 
Serf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

Great! i almost let those puppies go.
Serf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #5
briancustoms
Forum Member
 
briancustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Shakopee, MN
Posts: 397
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

Quote:
Originally Posted by whozawhat View Post
It is a good thing to have the clearanced ball joints if you are running the drop spindles, so that they don't bind when it is lowered.
Yeah, got them too, they actually bind up before my factory ones would. That's why the factory balljoints were replaced.
briancustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #6
briancustoms
Forum Member
 
briancustoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Shakopee, MN
Posts: 397
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

Quote:
Originally Posted by whozawhat View Post
You did align the notch in the balljoint to the front,,right
Yes, but the clearanced balljoints don't "float" like the factory ones were doing. Trust me, they needed to be replaced badly, it's not good when you can hold the balljoint in your hand and pull the threaded end up and down almost an inch.
briancustoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 03:21 AM   #7
fishguts
Forum Member
 
fishguts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Right Coast
Posts: 2,784
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

ummmm ... maybe I missed something in this thread, but you don't need special ball joints for dropped spindles because all they do is relocate the spindle higher. It's adjustable beams that require more movement in the ball joints than stock.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
In the end, you have to be satisfied with your own work.
fishguts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #8
HeidelbergJohn4.0
Forum Member
 
HeidelbergJohn4.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
Posts: 7,278
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

Go all the way. Extender, drop spindles and an adjustable beam with clearanced balljoints. Might even want to throw in a flip kit for the tie rod ends as well.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
HeidelbergJohn4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #9
hotrodgary
Forum Member
 
hotrodgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Flint, MI
Posts: 358
Member Photo Albums
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

I got the extender, dropped spindles and adj. beam, its set as high as it will go and my framehead is about 3" off the ground... theres no weight in the car yet. I will prolly be going with bigger tires to raise it up just a lil bit. I can adj. right on the pavement though when I want it! I need to put the clearanced ball joints on it still.
-Gary
hotrodgary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #10
motherlodephoto
Forum Member
 
motherlodephoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Citrus Heights, Ca.
Posts: 444
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

Im using both the 8" Tinbeater, dropped spindles and Air Shocks on a Ball Joint... works awesome.
motherlodephoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #11
staynedglass
Forum Member
 
staynedglass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 1,300
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

i have the 8" tinbeater extender, drop spindles and an adjustable beam. this is ride height with the adjusters only dropping it 2"(it's a 4" adjustable)

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by staynedglass View Post
click for die cut vinyl decals Only $4.5shipped. PBR logos, Vw war eagle,lots more http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showt...339#post460339
staynedglass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 11th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #12
Serf
Forum Member
 
Serf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9
Default Re: Drop Spindles with extended beam?

I was trying to stay away from the adj beam cause its pricey im going to be running some 265/70 tires in the back and 135 up front, No offense to rockabettieragz but i dont want mine to sit like this The car is awesome but i personally don't like how high it sits in the back. I want to keep it level and low(but not slammed) does anyone kn ow if the 265's will make it sit that high?

Any input on that would be much appreciated.
Serf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2013 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums