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I was thinking maybe they are stronger, but after reading the catalogs I am not sure.
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Re: Replacement spindles, is it worth the extra to buy the IMCA version?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 02:11:22 PM »
Only difference with them and Ford spindles, is they are IMCA approved. Never saw a bad Ford spindle unless the car hit a brick wall. They will out last the car many times over. Use what you've got.
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Re: Replacement spindles, is it worth the extra to buy the IMCA version?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 04:04:23 PM »
Thanks.

The problem is the car may have hit a brick wall. :-\ It hit something or was hit very hard.
 The driver's side frame/fenderwell was replaced from just in front of the crossmember forward and most of the radiator support as well. I don't know if they needed to or did replace any of the suspension, so I am just going to replace all of it. Better safe than sorry. It just won't happen anytime soon.

But it sounds like the IMCA parts would be wasted money, so I will just get the cheaper stock replacements.

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Re: Replacement spindles, is it worth the extra to buy the IMCA version?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 08:03:04 PM »
What you need is the Wilwood 140 - 11017 brake kit.
Bigger brakes & 5 bolt hubs......I happen to have a new kit.....

Wilwood site says for 71 - 78 cars. Turns out it's for 74 - 78 only. Couldn't return it.

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Re: Replacement spindles, is it worth the extra to buy the IMCA version?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 09:27:38 PM »
Actually I don't much care for Wilwood. All I want is the Granada upgrade that Summit sells for $250 or something. I like being able to go to any auto parts store and getting replacement parts.
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RIP Casey, Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you.

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