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10" wheels
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:53:21 AM »
that's right, has anyone run 10" wheels on the rear of a pinto ? pics and details please.

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 11:12:30 AM »
I can't imaging 10" wheels fitting over the brake drums/rotors. Much less the bottom of the Pinto hitting the ground before the tires touching.  The only car I ever recall having 10" wheels was the original Mini Coopers.

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 11:16:31 AM »
I'm assuming 10" width. I think 8 1/2" is the limit without wheelwell mods.
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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 07:25:56 PM »
The racer that I bought my 8" trac lok diff from offered to sell me the ( 2) 13" X 10" Comptomotive that he used to run on his Auto Cross Pinto. With 50 series tires and a slight roll of the flare lip they would fit. He wasn't making enough HP with a Stock internal 2.0 to spin them when he needed to. I was unfortunately, unable to use them as My class limited wheel width to 7". Now the Rules are more lenient, I wished I would have bought them then.

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 05:18:34 AM »
I guess I should have been a little more clear...  15 X 10's ... 15 inch wheels, 10 inches wide. 

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 07:41:09 AM »
After the body work is done, mine will be 14"-15" wide, for the 29x18.50x15.   ;D

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 12:53:56 PM »
Reeves1 what rear do you have, mine is a narrowed Explorer rear. it is about 3/4 of an inch shorter than a stock rear.

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 05:00:09 AM »
ok how about 9" wheels ? that's a 15" wheel by 9" wide. 15 X 9. ?

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 05:35:51 AM »
Reeves1 what rear do you have, mine is a narrowed Explorer rear. it is about 3/4 of an inch shorter than a stock rear.

Was trying to be funny....

Mine is a narrowed 9" with Mark Williams High Torque axles.
Spring center pin to pin is about 26 3/4"
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All of the 18.50 tire will fit under the fender.....but the front & back of the wheel well needs to be cut out for the 29" tall tire.
I have 26" tall right now & it's a tight fit.
I'd stay with 26s - but cannot find any that are 18.50 wide.

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Re: 10" wheels
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 12:13:38 PM »
Don't know why she would think that ? 8)