F150 Spindle

Just4Fun

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I need to get a lift spindle for my 99 f150. Dont need one that changes the width since its going to be widened 5" per side. Only reason im using a lift spindle is because it changes the stock geometry, and will let me get more down travel, and i dont want to build an upright for it since i want to keep my abs and if i built a new upright, id want to run a big bearing, not the small factory ones. Who has the spindle in stock?? Which is the best spindle for strength? Has to be somewhere around Orange County.
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Jason
 

BeastlyFord

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Jason,

Kartek Offroad has them in stock, they are located in Corona, CA. Go to WWW.KARTEK.COM or give them a call at (909) 737-RACE.


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Just4Fun

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Is Fabtechs spindle pretty strong?? They are a lot closer to me.
Jason
 

Josh_Bethmann

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Contact H&M motorsports.

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Just4Fun

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Does anyone know if H&M sells their spindle, the one which they use for their long travel kit? It would save me a lot of time if they did.
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Jason
 

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Call em up, wouldn't hurt to try. Camburg may also be able to help you out with that.
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Just4Fun

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I called H&M last week. They said they could sell the spindle separately but wouldnt be until november before they could have it done. So i am going to make my own upright, using the same design that we have on our truggy except for the vertical top uniball. Its going to be all 3/16" 4130 on the sides and the front and back are going to be boxed in with 1/8" 4130 and internally structured. This is going to be on my f150 that is 90% driven on street. Im running 37" projects and it is 10" wider than stock. Im wondering if this is going to be strong enough if i dont have it heat treated? Do I need to heat treat this? Is it going to be more brittle?
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Jason
 

Josh_Bethmann

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I would suggest calling Camburg. They just finished a bitchin spindle for the fullsize Chevy. They probably have some insight that could be helpfull to you.
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4130 was alloyed to be gas welded and as such it comes out of that welding process it is pretty close to being complately Normalized. When you TIG weld (GTAW for you purists) it, the heat applied is so concentrated that the metal just beyond the HAZ looks like a frozen lake to the weld metal & HAZ, and acts as a quenching agent. Steel bicycle frames are made from close variations of 4130 and typically are not Normalized after TIG welding. They give a pretty good life b4 cracking.

Were it me & I had the budget, I'd build a fixture and have them normalized by a heat treater. If the budget is not there, I'd investigate which HSLA to make it from, adjust the thickness' accordingly, and run them as welded.

TS

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Just4Fun

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Ummm well i dont think i need camburgs insite since i have an upright off my truggy i can look at. As far as getting it heat treated, i dont pay anything to have it done. I have a close friend of mine that does it for me. So since the price isnt there, do u guys recommend me having it done? I dont think i need it but would it make it more brittle though? I think it would be strong enough to run without. Any opinions...
Thanks again
Jason
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Yes get it done.

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ntsqd

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Right out of welding it is the most brittle. The heat treat process (normalizing) removes the brittleness and makes it far tougher.

TS

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