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Identify and info these drop spindles and adjustable coils? (pics inside) by Rsvl-Rider
Started on: 11-19-2017 02:43 PM
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Edited on 5-26-18 to add the following...

I have decided to part with these Street Dreams drop spindles but I still don't know for sure if they are the 1.25" or 2" drop. I've searched extensively both here and on the web, and have even found some with measurements in the photos, but they don't say if they are the 2" or 1.25" version so I can't effectively compare and verify. Very frustrating.

Several have expressed opinions but can anyone anyone state with assurance which these are? I sure would appreciate it.

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I just picked up this pair of drop spindles / knuckles (not sure of the correct term) and I need some help identifying them and how they are used. I did a bit of research and I believe these spindles are from Street Dreams and they may be designed for the 84-87 Fiero. The previous owned had been modifying a 86 GT so that supports that idea. I'm not sure how much drop they provide. I think they came in two sizes. Is this a straight forward replacement or are there other parts required or considerations?

I also picked up these adjustable spring assemblies. No idea of compatibility, etc.

Any assistance with these items is appreciated. I don't need them for my 88 GT daily driver. It's already lowered (by the previous owner) I have a bone stock 87 GT which could be a candidate but I had no plans modify that one. A friend has a stock Formula which might look good after lowering, but again, unsure of the year compatibility or degree of complexity.












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Report this Post11-19-2017 03:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for VanGTP5000Click Here to Email VanGTP5000Send a Private Message to VanGTP5000Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are those spindles the same ones from Bridgetowns post here:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/075851.html

Maybe he can help idendify...

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Those are Street Dreams Drop Spindles for the 84-87 fieros.. They look like the 2 inch drop version.

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The biggest concern with the coilovers is the sleeve size. What is the inside diameter? The spring retainers bolt on to the top of the strut tower.

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Those front spindles are just stock units. Not even for a Fiero but actually for a...Ford Exploder...yeah that's about right. I'll buy them off you for $50 so you can save storage space in your garage. I'm super nice like that and am in no way trying to rip you off.
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Originally posted by mr_corean:

Those front spindles are just stock units. Not even for a Fiero but actually for a...Ford Exploder...yeah that's about right. I'll buy them off you for $50 so you can save storage space in your garage. I'm super nice like that and am in no way trying to rip you off.


Have people used other make / Model spindles to drop Fieros?
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Originally posted by 2.5:


Have people used other make / Model spindles to drop Fieros?


I was just being sarcastic. Those are the street dreams spindles that are sought after by many people and carry a decent price tag because of it.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

The biggest concern with the coilovers is the sleeve size. What is the inside diameter? The spring retainers bolt on to the top of the strut tower.



2" inside diameter on the threaded sleeve.



3 7/8" diameter on the flanged sleeve.



Both of the threaded sleeves have this ground-off look on one side, but they both thread properly without any resistance.

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Report this Post12-17-2017 09:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for steinke_philClick Here to Email steinke_philSend a Private Message to steinke_philEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't think these are the 2" drop version. I have a couple sets that i am trying to investigate, and they what appears to be a larger offset.

https://imgur.com/a/KWYKN

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Originally posted by steinke_phil:

I don't think these are the 2" drop version. I have a couple sets that i am trying to investigate, and they what appears to be a larger offset.

https://imgur.com/a/KWYKN

-Phil


Its hard to be sure without seeing exactly the same angles but based on the photos I would tend to agree. So if yours are 2" then mine are 1.25"?
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I been meaning to get ahold of another set of 2 in drop.

PM me when you get a chance.
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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:


Its hard to be sure without seeing exactly the same angles but based on the photos I would tend to agree. So if yours are 2" then mine are 1.25"?


I am not sure what sizes were available. I did not purchase mine direct. Here are some pictures with measurements, and hopefully somebody else can chime in to help out.

https://imgur.com/a/i3P2l
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I have decided to part with these Street Dreams drop spindles but I still don't know for sure if they are the 1.25" or 2" drop. I've searched extensively both here and on the web, and have even found some with measurements in the photos, but they don't say if they are the 2" or 1.25" version so I can't effectively compare and verify. Very frustrating.

Several have expressed opinions but can anyone anyone state with assurance which these are? I sure would appreciate it.
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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:

I have decided to part with these Street Dreams drop spindles but I still don't know for sure if they are the 1.25" or 2" drop. I've searched extensively both here and on the web, and have even found some with measurements in the photos, but they don't say if they are the 2" or 1.25" version so I can't effectively compare and verify. Very frustrating.

Several have expressed opinions but can anyone anyone state with assurance which these are? I sure would appreciate it.


I'll try and make a measurement of a stock set to compare them with.


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Originally posted by pokeyfiero:


I'll try and make a measurement of a stock set to compare them with.



Great! Thanks!
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Bump!

Still trying to get positive ID on the drop spindles.. 2" or 1.25"?
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