Classic VW Type 2 PRObuilt Drop Spindles Price: $599.99+
Web Link - https://www.airkewld.com/Classic-VW-Bus-PRO-Built-Drop-Spindles-2444-p/2444.htm
As of today, no company has stepped up and built replacement spindles, stock, or dropped for the Classic Volkswagen Split Window Type 2 Bus. That leaves us in a position to ONLY offer a Drop Spindle Service, meaning your spindles are shipped to the PRO's and the PRO's ship them back to you dropped, and not something the PRO's can offer outright.
This service is only available in the USA. If you are outside the USA, consider the logistical (shipping) cost to get them to us, insured, and return shipping once the PRO's completes the service.
This service will drop your 1955 through 1967 Split Window Type 2 Bus, 3.50" or 90mm.
These spindles would replace the factory stock height spindles with part numbers 211405301A, 211405302A, (1955-1963) and 211405311C, 211405312C, (1964-1967).
Video - https://youtu.be/H6sfeC_EdXY
Install Guide - https://www.airkewld.com/kb_results.asp?ID=19
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What's included in the PRObuilt Spindle Service?
The PRO's send a pre-paid shipping label (with insurance $1000) or have FedEx pick up the wrapped up, boxed or placed in a Home Depot Bucket set of Type 2 spindles
Break down the spindles, clean, inspect and notify you of condition
Media blast all components
Clean up spindle nut threads
Weld gussets to carriers
Reverse taper for the new flipped tie rod ends
Install new Oil Impregnated Bronze Bushings as needed
Press spindles back together w/ new seals
Install NEW grease fittings and NEW kingpin retaining bolts
Meyle adjustable tie rod assembly so tie rod ends can now come from the bottom
The PRO's ship them back to you insured ($1000) with a signature needed for release
Go with the powder coated versions for these spindles to have a finish that will last a lifetime
It is recommended you check the adjustments in your link pins ever 2500 miles or every year. There is a square end on the back of the link pin that you can adjust to tighten up. It will require you to loosen the clamp bolts to do this.
It is recommended to grease the upper and lower zerks every 2500 miles or every year to keep the system lubricated.
When installing brakes on these spindles and it is time to adjust the bearing thrust, you need to tighten the bearings until the drum or rotor does not move by hand, then back off 1/4 turn and lock it down. This will ensure that as long as you packed your bearings correctly, lubed the seal correctly, this too will last forever* and failure will almost be non-existent.
Assembled by the PRO's in the USA.
3.5 inches of drop
Are you able to guarantee that the assembled spindles on your VW now are done correctly to keep YOU and YOUR family SAFE? If you are, perfect. If you can't, the PRO's at Airkewld will give you that confidence as long as you install them correctly.
Why would I choose a raw steel finish over a powder coated finish or vice versa? Since most spindles on the market are delivered raw, you would need to finish them to match the look of your current drive-train, at least the OCD TEAM over here would. But, if you want to sign off on this part of your suspension lasting forever, then going the powder coated route makes sense.
What if I want less of a drop that 3 1/2 inches? If you are looking to get a precise drop on your current Volkswagen, it's going to be difficult but attainable. Your VW should have original torsion springs inside the beam, these hold the vehicle up. But they have sagged or lost some amount of tension over the years. So trying to do that math and give you exactly what you want visually, will be difficult. Best decision would be to install new torsion leaves to raise the vehicle up, then understand how much you want to drop it. If 3 1/2" gives you the right drop, the PRObuilt Spindles Service is a perfect addition to your VW.
I have slop in my king pins, does these PRObuilt Drop Spindles fix this problem? We replace the factory king pin bushings with this service. The PRO's will polish the king pins to verify if they will work. If they do not, the PRO's will be in contact on replacement king pin options.
I want to add disc brakes to my Type 2 Bus, will your Gen 1 or GEN 2 set of BAD Series Disc Brakes fit them? Yes. Our BAD Series Disc Brakes fit your factory bus spindles, regardless of being stock or dropped.
Is this service available for my Type 2 Split Brazilian Bus? Yes, here https://www.airkewld.com/Brazilian-VW-Bus-PRO-Built-Drop-Spindles-2444B-p/2444b.htm
Get them built correctly, install them correctly, maintain them correctly, they will last forever.
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