Drag Racing Tech - burkhart spindle weight savings?
01-06-2010, 11:20 AM
How much lighter is a burkhart spindle compared to an OEM cast one?
01-06-2010, 11:48 AM
I'd PM JL. I know he just bought his front end. I was over last week and I picked up his new spindle, that had the rotor and caliper on it, its freaking LIGHT as hell. I had handled his old Aerospace stuff and thats far lighter then stock.
I wish I knew the #'s but I am sure he will chime in soon.
01-06-2010, 12:04 PM
i have them and they are pretty damn light but if nothing else its a wash versus having
4th gen brakes or getting the spindles and using 3rd gen brakes... i say i saved atleast 5 pounds per spindle.
01-06-2010, 12:55 PM
I was told 11lbs from the spindles. I currently have 4th gen strange brakes on oem spindles, but wonder how much lighter it would be to put aftermarket ones on with 3rd gen brakes
01-06-2010, 12:58 PM
being that you also have the nice strange brakes i can see you gaining alot unless you went with a strut front end which would be worth it.... AJE strut front end is pretty slick and the same cost as brakes and spindles....
01-06-2010, 01:24 PM
The spindles and brakes are 22#s per side. The factory spindle is 23#s per side. Over factory brakes and spindles it's pushing 100#s.
01-06-2010, 02:05 PM
I weighed everything that came off my car and what's going back on, If I remember right it was 13 lbs per side lighter for just the spindles... I have the burkhart ones with aerospace brakes, I had aerospace hub style brakes with the stock spindles before.
Believe me, they're a TON lighter. I shipped my aerospace brakes and the stock spindles, the box weighed like 76 lbs, figure 6 lbs for cardboard and packing material.
So that's 70 lbs for both sides complete, the new ones are like steve said 22 lbs per side, so that's 44 lbs... so that's about 26 lbs lighter.
Plus you can have them built with any drop you want too, which is nice. And, your stock spindles with the strange brakes, are EASILY sold. I had NO problems getting mine sold.
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