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anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« on: November 29, 2012, 12:57:09 AM »
i have a chance to get 4 15" rims and next to new tires off a focus for next nothing they got to same bolt pattern but I'm not sure about the offset or how they would look i got 2 days to make up my mind before i head home and then they ll be 300 miles away any help maybe pictures

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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:42:07 AM »
think the off set would be why off!!!
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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 11:47:50 PM »
Dont quote me on this.

I read somewhere on here that Ford used hub-based rims [the stability of the rim mounting resting mainly on the hub instead of the lugs.]
They'd be good lookin on a Pinto, but will it fit?
I'd look into the backspacing and clearences..et c..etc.. before makin an offer. Can't help ya any if it gets home & won't fit..I made that misteke with a '71 2.0 intended for my '75 Runabout.
Bought my Pinto in '12, last tagged in '97. Had it on the road (thanks to a $20) spring '14. Tima to tear it apart, fix it correctly this time....and play with the drive train. Got a totally free & complete drive train-engine, 5 speed, drive shaft, and computer!

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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 02:29:46 PM »
If the seller will let you, take the Pinto with and try them on. :) I agree, though, the fwd offset isn't going to be anywhere near right.

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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 10:39:45 PM »
I tried my Focus SVT wheels just for grins. Although they wouldve lookes awesome, the hubs on the pinto were too large. Also, the backspacing would have been an issue.

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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 10:51:48 PM »
i gone ahead and pass on them for now ill stick with my 13s for now  ;D
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Re: anyone put focus rims on there pinto
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 10:54:23 PM »
I really like my mustang Pony wheels. The center caps are almost more expensive than the wheels though.