CPP C5 spindle question (CP30014)

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  1. jvle95

    jvle95 Veteran Member

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    In the process of upgrading to a C5 set up on my 72. Original plan was to get Custom Works conversion kit (still may go that route) but I am also now considering the CPP spindle alone and sourcing the other items on my own. Price is approx. $150 more to go this route, not a big deal.

    I can't seem to get a good answer if the CPP spindle changes the track width? When I called CPP the guy originally said yes but very little and then after checking he came back and said he miss spoke and there is no change.

    When I looked at the spindles on Summit's page someone asked the same question in the Q&A section of the CP30014 spindle and the reply from CPP says it will decrease the width by 5/8".

    Anyone have first hand knowledge on this. I tried searching but couldnt find a definitive answer. I have read that the C7 hub may slightly increase by 1/8" over the C5,6 hubs but that not a huge deal to me.

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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If I'm thinking about this correctly, the track width changes due to the thickness of the slip on rotor. Been awhile since I put C5 brakes on my car so I may be a bit foggy on the details.
     
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    I understand that the rotor thickness could cause a width increase or decrease. I guess another question would be if there is a rotor width to use to keep the track width the same as stock when using these spindles.
     
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    I have the c5 spindles and I didn’t notice a track width change but I also didn’t measure before hand so if it changed it’s very very little. I love the c5 hub style. Just don’t buy the hubs cpp sells they r junk I had to change both out after around 1000 miles.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. My intention was to just buy the spindles and then source C7 hubs on my own. Sounds like I will give it a try.
     
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    Iv heard of others using c7 hubs also do u know what the difference is between the c5 and c7 hubs???
     
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    From what I have read the C7 hubs do not have the speed sensor wires and they have a larger bearing. Both of those are pluses in my book. Price seems to be cheaper too.
     
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    Well damn wish I would have known that last summer
     
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    Do any of you know if any calipers fit those spindles besides c5’s?
     

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