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RE: [T3] drop spindles


Whoa, I know someone used to make dropped spindles for the Type 3.  Last
year or so I was looking for a better way to lower my baby and found some
company in one of the VW magazines (I don't remember who) that made a
dropped spindle for the late model T3.  However, it was $250 for the pair
(ouch!) O?smallest amount of drop was 2.5".  If you really got to have
'em then call around.

If you just want a slight drop I recommend only one or two notches front and
rear.  This should allow you to keep your stock rims and just use a slightly
lower profile tire (if required).  Three notches or more will create
noticeable and unpleasant suspension and steering changes as well as
wheel/fender clearance problems.  I dropped my car two notches and am using
15"x5.5" rims with 195/60 tires.  Snow chains are impossible for the rears
but nothing rubs unless I hit it hard (slanted driveway entrance or those
stupid gutters that run across through some rural streets).

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/


> -----Original Message-----
> There are no such items as drop spindles for a type 3...Try 3 
> splines on the front and 2 on the rear!!!

> > Does anyone know where I can get a set of drop spindles for a 69
> > square?
> > And how difficult is it to lower the rearend I don't want to go
> > slammed just a few inches for a slightly noticeable drop

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