G Body Pro Touring Forged Tall Performance Spindles for the G-Body

RecklessRegal

RecklessRegal

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Mac sent this post over to me so I can further assist you in your quest for spindle weights.

After some brief research it would appear that the lightweight billet drag spindle you are referring to has a shipping weight of 15 lbs a pair.
The belltech version of the same are 34 lbs a pair.
Stock take off spindles also have the same shipping weight at 34 lbs a pair.
Our new G Body Pro Touring Forged Tall Performance Spindle are 10 lbs each.

I hope this adequately answered your questions,


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Thank you. The spindles I have aren't billet, so I will check the weight on them and get back to you. As you know in racing, every ounce matters.
 
Macguyver

Macguyver

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Mar 21, 2017
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Geometry wise, they remove the need for taller ball joints, is there any other changes they make? How is the compatibility with other manufacturers A arms? Say for example UMI's A arms? What about brakes, like a wilwood setup, still compatible? Can you get different length steering arms to change steering ratios, full lock angle?
Correct, they remove the need for tall ball joints and take it a step further with greater dynamic camber curves.
If another company has a true tall spindle A-Arm there should be no compatibility issues.
We would recommend our new fully adjustable upper A-Arm. The range of our new adjustable upper A-Arm is off the chart!
Yes, modern hub style aftermarket brakes are found all over the web. As well as the affordable C5/C6 swap most guys like.
Steering arm options will be standard and quick ratio with a steering arm change.
 
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scoti

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 5, 2019
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Correct, they remove the need for tall ball joints and take it a step further with greater dynamic camber curves.
If another company has a true tall spindle A-Arm there should be no compatibility issues.
We would recommend our new fully adjustable upper A-Arm. The range of our new adjustable upper A-Arm is off the chart!
Yes, modern hub style aftermarket brakes are found all over the web. As well as the affordable C5/C6 swap most guys like.
Steering arm options will be standard and quick ratio with a steering arm change.
So....
When will more info on all of this be posted on the official website? I have been researching spindle options & my best current option, while very light, is also very expensive. I sure would like more options to make the best decision for my budget.
 
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Macguyver

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So....
When will more info on all of this be posted on the official website? I have been researching spindle options & my best current option, while very light, is also very expensive. I sure would like more options to make the best decision for my budget.
What do you need to know? Just call the shop. No secrets here.
-Mac
 
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scoti

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Sep 5, 2019
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What do you need to know? Just call the shop. No secrets here.
-Mac
Just didn't see anything about these @ all when I did go to the website. I don't feel a need to tie up someone's time on a phone unless necessary like to actually make a purchase or asking specific questions if the info isn't mentioned (or clear) in the technical specs. I won't pretend to know all relevant details to inquire about for a spindle designed to improve on the OE GM suspension geometry. It's nice to visit a website that lists the items features, some detail explanation of said features, & pricing/availability.
 
Streetbu

Streetbu

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Wow you guys are being harsh. If you want light weight, get a drag race style spindle. If you want big brakes and better geometry, these look like an awesome alternative that should bolt on and make a huge difference.
 
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scoti

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 5, 2019
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Wow you guys are being harsh. If you want light weight, get a drag race style spindle. If you want big brakes and better geometry, these look like an awesome alternative that should bolt on and make a huge difference.
Harsh? Hardly....
Your statement "These look like an awesome alternative that should bolt on and make a huge difference" is true except that should word. I went to their listed web-site & looked for spec details, pricing, & availability. If you can't get them they're not a good alternative. If they cost the same as the others, it's a wash unless weight is a primary concern then they're not necessarily a good alternative. Seem like pretty fair questions
 

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