Lowering the wagon

pontiacgp

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Like pbgbody, I'm not an engineer either but wagons do weigh more. More importantly, its where the extra weight is placed. Its all behind the rear wheels. If i stand on the back bumper, the rear of the car will sage more than if i stand on the middle.
the 79 Malibu coupe is 3219 lbs and the wagon is 3379 lbs, same engine and transmission so there isn't much difference in the rear weight


 
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Buford T. JuSStice

Buford T. JuSStice

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Well, instead of starting a new thread for something related, I've got a question...

What kind of S10 Spindles can I use for the Blazer brake swap? I've got the BellTech 2" lowering spindles on there now, and as much as I love the stance, I've already had a couple of scrapes (minor of course) doing normal driving. Can I use the 4WD spindles, or are there special 2WD spindles that I have to get? I figure if I go back up to stock ride height or close to it, I'll save myself the scrapes and maybe get slightly better parking lot maneuverability out of the deal.
 
Longroof79

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Well, instead of starting a new thread for something related, I've got a question...

What kind of S10 Spindles can I use for the Blazer brake swap? I've got the BellTech 2" lowering spindles on there now, and as much as I love the stance, I've already had a couple of scrapes (minor of course) doing normal driving. Can I use the 4WD spindles, or are there special 2WD spindles that I have to get? I figure if I go back up to stock ride height or close to it, I'll save myself the scrapes and maybe get slightly better parking lot maneuverability out of the deal.
It's the 2WD S-10 Blazer spindles that you want....not the 4WD spindles. The 4WD spindles are not compatible with our cars. I think it's something to do with the positioning of either the tie rod ends or ball joints. I can't recall which exactly, but I'm sure someone with chime in with the comparisons.
 
Buford T. JuSStice

Buford T. JuSStice

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It's the 2WD S-10 Blazer spindles that you want....not the 4WD spindles. The 4WD spindles are not compatible with our cars. I think it's something to do with the positioning of either the tie rod ends or ball joints. I can't recall which exactly, but I'm sure someone with chime in with the comparisons.
That's what I figured. Only problem is that they're very difficult to find. Oh well, I guess I can live with just having to drive a little slower lol
 
ssn696

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Keep an eye on the For Sale page. They pop up periodically. $130ish plus shipping is typical.
 
Longroof79

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That's what I figured. Only problem is that they're very difficult to find. Oh well, I guess I can live with just having to drive a little slower lol
James, Jamcar just sold two sets of Blazer spindles. You can try to touch base with him. I know certain parts of the country, it's hard finding 2WD spindles.
 
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