Ground clearance drop spindles

Ground clearance drop spindles

Postby LateGreat [OP] » August 25th 2019, 11:19am

Hi all! Newcomer to this forum.Have an 87 Astro LT lowered with 2" drop spindles and flip kit.
The frontend is is restored with new bushings and anti sway bar.
The clearance under lower control arm is only 4 inches.
Is this normal?
I have new MOOG CC640 variable rate coil springs (not yet shortened).
Wheels are 225/60 15.
Do I need bigger tires?

Best Regards Kenneth Melander
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Re: Ground clearance drop spindles

Postby TBLBill » August 26th 2019, 10:03pm

A 2" lowered spindle sounds about right for how the lower control arm in the photo is sitting. Here's how mine sat with new front springs at stock height:

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The spindle must actually sit 2" higher on the knuckle relative to the other components, which would drop the front of the van 2". Seems accurate.
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Re: Ground clearance drop spindles

Postby Slime » July 10th 2020, 4:08pm

Looks okay to me. I had low profile tires on mine and it was way to low for daily driving. I don't remember what size, but I'll do something different when I get it back on the road.
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