posted July 14, 2005 07:30 AM
I recently went to BIG metric spindles on my 85 Regal. What I mean by big, is the full size metric cars (Impala, Caprice, Parisian, ect.,) have TWO sizes of rotors. The 11" and the 12". The spindles are the same. The way to tell what size the rotors are is simple. 5" lug bolt pattern is the 12" rotors. The 4 3/4" are the 11" rotors.
I can go on for quite some time about what, when, where and such, but the best thing to do is do a search on this forum (type in "big metric spindles" to start with) and go from there. You will find a host of posts dealing with this issue.
I will say it is the BEST thing I ever did for the front of my metric car. Roll center is much improved, ackerman is right, ect, ect. I recommend it be done, but do research first to be sure you have all the facts on just what exactly you need to do. It isn't hard by the way, but you need to cover the bases.
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