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    While I’m overhauling my front suspension, I’m considering upgrading the spindles to a more beefy option. Original spindles will need to be replaced anyway.
    Anyone want to share experiences with the various options available, like GP or TRF option by Uncle Jack. And,... does anyone know why the Timken bearings offer are so expensive

    thanks

  • #2
    In my opinion, adding a compression spacer between the two bearings does a couple of good things. First, it strengthens the assembly by creating a truss-like balance of tension and compression. It also provides a more positive way to set bearing clearance than just leaving the spindle nut a little lax.

    Ed

    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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    • #3
      I was getting a lot of caliper pad "knock back" with my Wilwood converted front brakes. Problem solved after I installed Uncle Jack's axle stubs. As for the Timken bearings, shop around but stick with the best.

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      • #4
        If your axles are bad then you might as well get the HP 661's but if the spindles are OK but you want to eliminate some of the flexing and knock back..HP660 should do it..."HP300" did it for me.
        http://trf.zeni.net/TR6-TR250GB/inde...enu=A&page=191
        Last edited by poolboy; 03-04-2019, 01:37 PM.
        Driving a 1973 TR6
        Doing ZS carb repairs
        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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        • #5
          I agree with poolboy 100 percent. Made a huge difference on my 71.

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          • #6
            Instead of a starting a new thread I was curious if anyone has heard of breaking the stock spindle during track or spirited driving? Trying to prioritize purchases.
            Last edited by crj7driver; 03-11-2019, 08:33 PM.

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            • #7
              I've read of a few instances of spindles breaking, although thankfully I don't have any personal experience with it. However, I've already changed out my rear hubs for JG's heavy duty ones and TRF's Uncle Jack's spindles are high on my "upgrade" list. It sounds like cheep insurance and I'm really partial to keeping all four wheels on...

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              • #8
                AP....I remember reading on here a couple of years ago where one of our members, Mathew Moment I think, he had a spindle break on him while on vacation during normal driving. I remember that because it prompted me to upgrade my front spindles and hubs. You may want to check out BPNW, they offer an upgraded heavy duty set of spindles with HD aluminum hubs, heavy duty bearings, new style seals, etc....I went this route. I like how they really tightened up the front.
                Jim
                '73 TR6 Pimento Red, HVDA, Toyota W58 5 speed
                Triple Z's, GP 2, GP rear/front Hubs, CV's, GP rear disc/ Toyota Front
                Advanced Dist, Spal w/ Rick's Eliminator w/ G-Plus Oil Cooler
                Bobby D's Interior, Mr Mike's Miata covers, Silvertown Red lines
                Toyota W58 Transmissions/ Moss HVDA conversions

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                • #9
                  Most of the guys that broke something in front on the race track broke the front hubs. There are ways to make the stock hubs stronger, and there are strong aluminum hubs available. The heavy spindles and spacers are more to eliminate flexing and brake pad knockback. Not fun to step on the brake at 100+ and have the first push of the brake pedal go to the floor. The real issue for the race cars is the rear axles and hubs. Even with new metalurgy, brand new axles produced to the factory prints, guys were breaking axles and going upside down. For the solid axle big TR's, there is a conversion using 1 piece Ford axles. There are several different choices for the IRS cars that are raced.

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