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STREET EDGE DROP SPINDLE PROBLEMS


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ok so i keep forgetting to post about this but a few months ago i purchased a set of street edge 2" drop spindles.they seem to be good except for 2 things, first off i have some positive camber and my driver side wheel seems to stick out about a inch past the fender. has anyone else used these and had a similar issue?

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ok so i keep forgetting to post about this but a few months ago i purchased a set of street edge 2" drop spindles.they seem to be good except for 2 things, first off i have some positive camber and my driver side wheel seems to stick out about a inch past the fender. has anyone else used these and had a similar issue?

It likely will not stick out as bad once you take it in for an alignment, I am assuming this is your 1985 720, am I correct?

When you make a big change like that, you will have to fix a few things, I am assuming we are talking about the same thing here also, positive camber is how much the top of the tire leans out away from the engine, negative camber is how much the top of the tire leans in towards the engine, the toe is how much the tire is turned in or out while going straight down the road, and castor is  how much forward or backward the upper balljoint is compared to the lower balljoint.

 

Do you have a photo of the drop spindle?

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Can I ask if you used the stock calipers? 
I tried to install these spindles on my 83 720 today but the calipers didn't fit one bit....

Does anyone else know? Do I need to use the d21 calipers? 

I thought all that was needed was to space them out with the supplied spacers but on my truck the caliper mounting ears interferes with the ones on the spindle....

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Can I ask if you used the stock calipers? 

I tried to install these spindles on my 83 720 today but the calipers didn't fit one bit....

Does anyone else know? Do I need to use the d21 calipers? 

I thought all that was needed was to space them out with the supplied spacers but on my truck the caliper mounting ears interferes with the ones on the spindle....

It depends on your manufacture date as to what brakes and spindles you have.  Easiest way to tell is your rotors vented or solid.  This is on the 2wd that I am referring to.  Spiff you do not state what your 720 is other than an 83.

 

Manufacture dates 6-79 to 10-82 is solid disc rotors (non vented) and 11-82 to 5-86 ( end of the 720 production) are vented rotors.

 

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I don't know either, they're rare over here especially the 2wd. So I'm thinking, if I'm gonna need new discs and calipers anyway can't I just buy the d21 vg30 calipers and rotors? Thats a bolt on upgrade on these if I have read correctly?

 

Here's a pic of the caliper fouling

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They will be IF they are the same as ours. Or if you can buy ours,

 

I usually buy my parts from rockauto.com, even with shipping and import tax parts tend to end up cheaper than if buying them here.

But I googled and found a couple of threads from here and there is something about the v6 calipers having a different offset so slight machining of the mounting posts are needed on 720's before 10/1985 or something like that. I'm not sure how that's gonna play out on the drop spindles, they're supposed to be a fit from 84-97

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below is all U.S market stuff ......

 

I'm not familiar with Street Edge spindles but Bel-tech lists it's spindle application for 85.5-97 ......... for what it's worth ........ I have Beltech D21 dropped spindles, V6 calipers & D21 2wd V6 hubs & vented rotors on both my 620's ...... all bolted together fine, no grinding no spacers.

 

If you decide to "upgrade" your discs/calipers to D21 stuff.......  you MAY run into an issue with your hubs not accepting the D21 V6 rotors. You'll possibly need the D21 hubs to make it work.   

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