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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted November 13, 2004 03:54 PM  
Hey guys i just sold my car (street stock) and bought another from a guy, and it has 2 inch drop spindles on it,It is a metric monte, Is this a good thing? I dont no much about roll centers but there telling me that you raise the roll center on these cars and im not sure that it helps or hurts the car any info ? (confused at best)

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted November 13, 2004 05:23 PM  
Most rules do not specifically address this, other than mandating stock suspension parts. many voices across racing are calling for them to be allowed because they do greatly enhance handling and thereby less wrecks would be seen on the tracks and shows would get over sooner.

Light it up, Baby!

Dirt Freak

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posted November 13, 2004 11:01 PM  
The two inch drop spindles will probably just get you dq'ed most places. The pin is just moved up 2 inches and that won't raise the roll center. It does lower the front without worry of bottoming the front end.

As far as reducing wrecks, no matter how well a car handles someone will always be able to overdrive it. That would be like saying we should allow 11" tires to minimize spinouts? Makes no sense.

Good luck,

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted November 14, 2004 01:21 PM  
the rules were i run do not address this and is in the grey area at best. so i take it that they are good to run, or would it be better to switch to an impala spindle instead (just in case)

Dirt Freak

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posted November 14, 2004 09:51 PM  
foxracin,I have a right and left 2in.drop spindles for the metric if you are looking for spares?make reasonable offer

Dirt Freak

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posted November 15, 2004 10:31 AM  
Where do you get the two inch drop spindles at?

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 15, 2004 02:03 PM  
summit,jegs, buy for an s-10.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted November 15, 2004 05:22 PM  
Or you could get 2 inch spindles for an impalla and improve the geometry while you lower it.

Dirt Freak

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posted November 15, 2004 05:56 PM  
ouch! them are some expensive parts for a hobby stock! exp if I have to replace a rightside one during the season!

What year impala should I be looking for?

[This message has been edited by Mikey14 (edited November 15, 2004).]

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted November 16, 2004 09:36 AM  
so if i get 2in. drop spindles from summit for s-10 it will be a "drop" in replacement? but the impala spindles would require different tie-rods,centerlink? or 2in drop impala spindles? who has done this? what parts need to be replaced? or is impala same? sorry havent been under an impala in awhile(like never)what year model impala? i havent done any "exotic" work to the front end except spindle savers ball joints race springs and bilstein shocks

Dirt Roller

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posted November 18, 2004 02:26 PM  
The "Impala" spindles are a drop in change, the ball joints & tie rods are the same. The only problem is they really lean the tires out good for the left but makes it hard to get camber into the right. The mid 70s'"Big" cars Monte, Regal,GP,Camaro,Nova and all the Impala's ('75 and up) have the same spindles. They lower the car about 1 1/4", have bigger brakes, and the steering arms are shorter, so they slightly speed up your steering, but most of all they help improve MC location.

Dirt Freak

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posted November 28, 2004 05:46 PM  
Thanks for the info Outlaw Anybody run an impala just on the left? You get the left side lowered along with the leaning out of the tire. From what I hear its the left side thats hard to get enough angle in anyway. Plus if you are going to bend one, its more likely to be the rights which you could keep stock. Just thinking out loud.


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