We offer a variety of Beetle/Ghia lowered/dropped spindles to fit 66-77 Ball-Joint and 46-65 King-Pin front ends.
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drop spindles are 100% brand new. not re-manufactured old cores. CNC machined
to exact tolerances these forged spindles features 1/4 inch outward offset and
are designed to retain your stock drum brake components while giving you the
built-in ability to lower your car an automatic 2-1/2 inches just by bolting
them on. Link-pin spindles utilize stock sized tie-rod holes while the
ball-joint spindles require 69-on style tie-rod ends. Both spindles use
original steering geometry so the ride and handling of the car is not
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TIE-ROD END SIZES: 66-67 Beetles & Ghia used a tie-rod ends with a smaller sized tapered shaft- 68 & on Cars used a larger diameter tapered shaft. All replacement complete beam assemblies and aftermarket spindles sold by California Import Parts LTD. come with spindles which are designed to be used with the late model tie-rod ends with the large tapered shaft. If you have an original 66-67 Beetle or Ghia- you will need to replace the outer tie-rod ends with the late models style. You will need to check your current tie-rod end for the thread rotation necessary because it is possible to have tie-rods installed in either position leaving it impossible to know which thread type your car has in the outside position. Outer left hand thread use VWC-311-415-812-C. Outer right hand thread use VWC-311-415-811-C.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT WHEEL BEARINGS: If installing into 66-67 Beetle or Ghia- please order wheel bearings for a 1968 and later model. The original 66-67 bearing will not fit. See part numbers VWC-311-405-625-DGR (INNER) & VWC-311-405-645-GR (OUTER)