A. There are many aftermarket drop spindles and most of them are made as strong as factory spindles. We designed our spindles to meet or exceed factory strength.
Q. Can I use my stock brakes when I change to a drop spindle?
A. Many if not all aftermarket manufactures design their spindles to accept all factory brake components. Western Chassis does have a design that will convert some drum brake applications to disc brakes.
Q. Will I have to use a different wheel size with a drop spindle?
A. Depending on the application, some drop spindles do require that you use a larger wheel than factory. Western Chassis does have some applications that require larger wheels. This is due to the position of the bearing pin or bearing on the spindle that could interfere with wheel clearance.
Q. Do I have to modify my frame or chassis if I install a drop spindle?
A. The majority of drop spindles on the market may require some slight modifications to the lower control arm. This is due to the offset of the wheel that the consumer may be running. Trimming will allow clearance for the wheel to roll freely when making any right or left-hand turns.
Western Chassis always suggests that the consumer lower the vehicle first before purchasing or ordering wheels for their truck. Wheels can be very expensive and we would not want anyone to run into a problem after the fact. Offsets and backspacing are important to consider when purchasing wheels. In some cases you may not need to trim the control arms depending on the size of wheel. For instance, a 15-inch wheel will have less clearance than a 20-inch wheel due to the larger diameter of the wheel. CCT