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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:13 am    Post subject: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

Who is the best provider of lift spindles for a thing I am trying to get some clearance on?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

check with Locky. He has a set made by Doug Fuller in Utah. I believe he was very pleased with the quality.

I had a set made by Blind Chicken Racing. It was not the best customer service experience. They sent me someone elses. I ordered 2". I received a set like 3 1/2", took forever to rectify. I returned the incorrect set. took a very long time to get replacement set. end result, the replacement set look like they just cut down the wrong set and welded back together.

I am still running but would pass in the future in dealing with BCR.

Doug is also on Volksrod site if you are looking for contact info.

I am not aware of others. Tweed used to make a set. I do not believe available any more.

Not sure if Bugzyla will make set. They do extended arms etc

let us know where you land and what you think
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

I have doug fuller spindles and they are great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

I have doug fuller spindles and they are great.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

I just installed a set of Doug's spindles. I love them. Really nice quality. They took a bit to get, but well worth the wait.
I've got 3" taller, and the steering knuckle runs on the wheel a bit. I will need to use spacers or get wheels with a different back space.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: Thing Lift Spindles Reply with quote

Paging Ratt, Sam and Locky, please,

The Doug Fuller raised spindles are getting installed on my car and my Rader wheels are tight against the tie rod end.
The wheels are 5" wide with a 3.25" backspace.

Did you guys end up using spacers?

My shop tells me I probably need .5" or .75" spacers.
Where would I get spacers from?
I see them on Cip1 and others.

Thanks for any and all guidance.
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