[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”http://paintscrapers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/coolair_post_banner.jpg” image_width=”792″ image_height=”140″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”40″]Dropped spindles are a great way to lower your Bus while keeping the original suspension geometry and ride comfort. Basically a dropped spindle is created by moving the bearing spindle vertically upwards on the steering arm, in turn lowering your bus. Drop spindles offer, in theory, a quick and simple way to drop the front of your ride. There’s no welding required and should be achievable by a competent mechanic within a few hours.  Over the years there have been a few different types of dropped spindles on offer.

  • First there are the ‘welded’ type, where two sets of original spindles are used to create one new set of dropped spindles.
  • Second, are the ‘flipped-balljoint’ type, where a standard spindle is machined to accept alternative ball joints, fitted upside-down. This allows the spindle to me mounted above the training arms – instead if the standard possession below them.
  • Third, we have newly manufactured forged spindles, such as these new offerings from Cool Air.

These all new dropped spindles are designed to fit all Bay Window Buses from 1973 to 1979. They can be fitted to early 68-72, Bays, but you will need to use later, 1973 onwards, brake disc’s, callipers, etc. Cool Air can also supply these too, if you need them. They have been designed to fit perfectly in place of your original spindles, without any modification. This means your ball joints will remain the correct way up and will not reach their limit of travel, affording you both correct steering and suspension travel. Unlike other Bus dropped spindles, there is no exchange required, so you can buy these before pulling your current front end apart.

Once installed these forged dropped spindles will lower the front of your Bay by 6cm and they can be used with most alloy wheels, plus original 14″ steel wheel fitted to 1973 to 1979 models. Due to the construction of the spindle the offset of your wheels will be increased by 10mm each side. This means that the wheels will stick further out from their standard position.

Sold in pairs by Cool Air for only £519.50 including VAT. However, don’t forget you will get your usual Paintscrapers club discount – as long as you’re registered with them. If you’re not, then speak to Darren at a club meet and he’ll add you to the list.

For full details or to order a set for your ride visit the Cool Air website.[/vc_column_text][mk_image_slideshow images=”1365,1366,1367″ image_width=”792″ image_height=”550″ effect=”fade” animation_speed=”700″ slideshow_speed=”7000″ pause_on_hover=”false” smooth_height=”true” direction_nav=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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  1. Think I may need a set of these for my Bay, even if it means having to update the brakes… again.

  2. I’m giving these a whirl, never liked the idea of the inverted ball joint idea.

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