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Old 03-20-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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Bought the Eclers suspension kit 57-168513-1,and also Ridtech drop spindels from Ecklers. part 57-347190-1.

What modifications do I have to make to get this together?

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Peter....The instructions for that Eckler's suspension kit are here:https://www.classicchevy.com/assets/...evy/21-233.pdf

Also, I believe that kit is meant to be used with stock spindles, not dropped spindles.
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Thanks for the answer, but my question what modifikations do I have to make?? or what kind of drop spindels will fit??
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Since that kit also has 2" dropped springs, and you use 2" dropped spindles (which they state you have to modify for rack & pinion), I believe you will be too low in the front and the geometry will be off.
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There are two ways to properly lower your classic. One is to add lowering coil springs; the other is to add a set of our two-inch dropped spindles.

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Thanks for Your answers. I am going to use QA1 Coilovers in front of the car. So the shorter springs will be sold.
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Before you sell, you need to find out if the disc brake conversion kit, included in the IFS kit, will work with dropped spindles....I don't think so....However, you will want to call Ridetech to find out how the spindles must be modified.
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Hi
Had Contact with Ecklers Tech division´.... only answer was that will NOT fit.... Question was WHY NOT.....???

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davidc had the answer. The brakes in that kit won't fit the dropped spindles. This is because the bearings for the dropped spindle are different from the stock spindles.

You can get there from here but it's going to cost you some time. Send that suspension kit back, then buy a brake package for the dropped spindles you have, and buy the control arms separately.

Or, forget the dropped spindles, send them back, and install the kit using your stock spindles.
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Thanks Rick L. So its the brakes that do not go with the drop spindels.

Glad to get it solved. OK, I sell the drop spindels and go wit the qa1 coilovers instead... Maybe I get it as low as i want.. Pics coming
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