Taller spindle causes what?

Fifty

Well-Known Member
Posts
388
Reaction
103
Assuming everything else stays the same: coilover length, control arm mounts and lengths, location of hub in knuckle.

the only thing that changes is the knuckle length. Or more specifically the length of the uniball misalignment spacer....

I want to say it adds camber in compression reduces it at droop.

adds the risk of running out of uniball articulation sooner at bump.

what else am I missing? I have a set of tall and a short misalignment pin/spacers and trying to decide if there is any gain to be had.
The rise on one is 3/4” and the other is 1.5”
 

partybarge_pilot

Well-Known Member
Posts
6,533
Reaction
1,361
To keep the same scrub radius you will need to shorten the upper arm. Just going straight up with the pivot will screw your geometry up in many ways.

The camber curve will not change all that much, The taller the spindle the slower it is. You would need a much shorter upper to see any real changes.
 

Fifty

Well-Known Member
Posts
388
Reaction
103
Ok. I have a feeling now that the spacer height on the uniball misalignment was not chosen on purpose.

I know have the two sets and if there was a reason to run one vs the other o would.
I am just keeping the second taller set in the trail tool box as repair spares.

it’s going to be moot as the whole front is getting replaced in 6-8 weeks but knowledge never goes to waste.
 
Top