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PostSubject: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:54 am

Ok, so it seems like there are a few people looking at drop spindles.

I was just about to pull the trigger on an order to CB for a pair of spindles for $169.95.

Then Brad mentioned that cip1 had them for 90 bucks, and they are on special currently.

I am concerned about getitng a good quality set of spindles. I don't want to have any issues with anything lining up, etc...

I am not familiar with cip1, Samba forums seem to go both directions...

Anyone here have any opinions?
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PostSubject: Re: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:57 am

There is no doubt that CB performance spindles are a better quality.. that being said, I ran the cip1 spindles on a 66 and never had any problems with them. They fit right up and I drove a lot of miles on them.. so I would go either way. The cip1 spindles do say they ad about 1/4" out on the wheel.. I don't know if CB's do or not. From what I have heard they all add a little extra to the outward.

So jump in and do it.. I will be buying the cip spindles in another couple of weeks.. need to get another pay check.

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PostSubject: Re: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:34 am

my $.02 worth is stay away from cip1. I bought a brake hard line kit from them and was unhappy with it. The lengths did not match and I had to buy additional lines to make it work.
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PostSubject: quality counts   Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:42 am

With the quality of VW parts around zero be careful. I know when we were building our bug last year most new parts were junk. The first letter in CiP1 is probably CHINA.




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PostSubject: Re: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Yeah, I am sure they carry crap, but so does Bugformance.. they are just a distributor... California Import Parts has been around for Years!

Just like we all have talked about.. Empi parts are crap.. they sell empi... I don't know what brand their spindles are.. I just know I had good luck with them.

Also check out Chirco.com. They are based out of Arizona I believe and have good prices.

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PostSubject: just plain old junk   Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Ten years ago I ran into a bunch of JUNK. And I do believe it was EMPI.

I have found it cheaper to do it right the first time. This is your life or you wife, kids. When I was researching drop spindles last year they said CB is the way to go. I have no experience in this.
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PostSubject: Re: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:01 pm

I HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL ITEMS FROM CHIRCO AND HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING SO FAR. THE ONLY THINGS IVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH WERE THE COIL TURN BAD OUT OF THE IGNITION KIT I GOT (DIST, ELECTRONIC POINTS, CAP, ROTOR, WIRES, PLUGS) AND THEY DID NOT INCLUDE THE CARB ADAPTER TO RAISE THE CARB TO CLEAR THE ALT CONVERSON KIT I GOT. OTHER THAN THOSE 2 ITEMS I HAVENT HAD A PROBLEM. PLUS WITH MY VOLKSRODS.COM COALITION MEMBERSHIP I GOT AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF WHATEVER I ORDERED.

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PostSubject: Re: What Brand of Drop Spindles?   Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:22 am

I ordered mine from Wolfgang International. $129.95/pair
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