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Thread: Pros and Cons of a Spindle Lift
01-06-2011, 05:02 PM #1
Pros and Cons of a Spindle Lift
like to know the negatives/ if any of having a spindle lift?Dave
1992 Chevy C1500 Silverado Ext. Cab 5.7L V-8
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01-06-2011, 05:07 PM #2
Spindle lifts are good because they don't stiffen the ride, don't have to change shocks ( most trucks) and there easy to install. Can't think of any negatives.
01-06-2011, 05:11 PM #3
I gotta agree with STB. There aren't any negatives that I can think of...except that nobody makes a spindle lift for my truck or a dropped pitman arm...1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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01-06-2011, 06:43 PM #4
ive heard that it makes your turn radius worse is that true?
01-06-2011, 06:50 PM #5
I can't think of any reason why it would. The spindles are still at the same 180 degree angle (minus proper toe in) & as long as you didn't mis-adjust the steering stops the turning radius would remain the same. That's a great avatar DG.
01-06-2011, 08:00 PM #6
01-07-2011, 01:19 PM #7
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it reduces your turning radius but its the tires that are the cause of this. A spindle lift with stock tires wouldnt change the angle but as soon as you throw bigger rims and tires on to go with the lift your radius will decrease. I rub so bad on my truck
01-07-2011, 01:35 PM #8
It's not bigger wheels & tires, it's "wider" wheels & tires that will cause an increased turning radius, but they will do this whether a vehicle has a spindle lift or not
01-07-2011, 05:26 PM #9
when I was looking for a lift on my truck superlift made a bracket lift and a knuckle kit. the knuckle kit will increase trac width usually about 2 inches. pushes the front tires out wider. If youve been behind a lifted truck and notice the front wheels seem to be sticking out further than the front its because they are wilth knuckle lifts. that was a negative in my book.
Ok just checked and you have a 2wd but I think its the same thing.
superlift doesnt show a 2wd kit but this is them talking their bracket lift vs a knuckle kit.
"When new knuckles are used, design limitations requires tire track width (measurement from outside of tire-to-outside of tire) to be substantially increased... close to a 3" increase with some competitor’s lifts! Additionally, most of these vehicles come from the factory with 2" more track width on the front axle than the rear, which can result in a front-to-rear track width increase of almost 5"! Problems associated with increased front track width are: reduced tire-to-fender clearance when turning, uncovered front tires slinging whatever you drive through onto your vehicle body and the obviously "odd" look"
Last edited by dsfloyd; 01-07-2011 at 05:32 PM.David
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