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Drop Spindle installation (droped too low)


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#1 Birdstein

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I have 68 firebird. I put in new 2" drop spindles in front. passanger side came out to be perfect height, but driver side was too low. Changed shocks, rubber etc. , put in spacer. No help still too low on driver side. Weight on that side maybe. In process of changing it back to stock spindles, got driver side stock spindle in and it sits just right now.   My question is if I drive it like this, what would be the negative effects. if any. 

Any and all advice would be great.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

you should find what the prob is.   I would look at the springs to see if they are broken or seated correctly and the body mounts first



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Posted A week ago

The end of the spring coil that sits in it's control arm pocket, if not placed in the correct position, can greatly affect the overall hight of suspension.

 

So make sure you installed springs correctly.



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Posted A week ago

If the springs are in correctly is it OK to drive the car with one stock and one drop spindle or will it ruin something



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Posted A week ago

Something is wrong I wouldn't drive it .

The spring has to be seated in the top pocket properly also .

I put my springs in the drivers side was perfect the passenger side was much stiffer I found that the 

passenger side was not seated in the top pocket correctly I had to pull it apart and reposition it .


I would imagine It would be very hard to get it aligned properly .


A coworker asked me what its like restoring my car I told him its like going to the parts store once a week to buy one part for five years until you have enough parts to build a whole car and then put it together with no directions !


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Posted A week ago

having the suspension geometry out of whack may not show up at slow speeds but at highway speeds it could cause handling or braking probs that could cause you to lose control of car


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