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Re: Lowering a pinto
« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2012, 01:35:19 AM »
That just doesn't look lowered at all to me. It's cool, just not low.

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Re: Lowering a pinto
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2012, 05:04:08 AM »
Nick, what brand rims are those?

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Re: Lowering a pinto
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2012, 11:48:30 AM »
Nick, what brand rims are those?

They are a set I picked up at a swap meet for 50 bucks. They looked like they had sat in a barn for 25 years. They had so much oxidation on them. Took me and my dad a full weekend of sanding and polishing them to get them that good looking. The brand itself is "Western Wheels".

They were the older "uni-lug" set-up with the slots for the lug-nuts to fit different bolt patterns. They are not new wheels, so I cannot give you a good place to look for them.
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Re: Lowering a pinto
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2012, 08:18:08 PM »
If you are going to lower, do it right. You will avoid bumpsteer problems by using these...
http://www.heidts.com/mustang_ii_2_dropped_steel_spindles.html
 
They are available from Fat Man's as well and these are forged steel, much stronger than stock.
 
In addition, get some 11 inch brakes to go with them. They are Granada based with GM single puck calipers(get the big piston ones for manual brakes)...
 
http://www.heidts.com/mustang_ii_disc_brake_conversion_kits.html
 
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