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Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:44:16 PM »
Putting Pony wheels on Pito Pony
 
These are off of a 91 GT Mustang, 16X7 205/55X16 tires.
 
 




Should I paint them white?

They basically bolt on with just a slight rub behind the front wheels(it's a plastic panel)when wheels are turned all the way.

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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 09:08:51 PM »
They look real good on the car. 
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 10:03:33 PM »
I have chrome Ponies on my wagon and I have 225's on the front and 245's on the rear. They ALMOST don't fit!   BIG BILL

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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 08:40:32 PM »

 
But would you paint them white.
 

 
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 04:18:22 PM »
Grumpy, if you use a 1/2" spacer no more rubbing you can get away with a 3/8" but 1/2" works best,yes you have to use longer studs but it is worth it. You can run a 225/55r16 with the 1/2" spacer
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 10:28:19 AM »
Man, those do look nice. I have a set of Escort GT wheels. Bolt pattern is right, but the center hole is too small. I could ream off the inner lip of the center hole, but I think im going to get rid of them and go a different route. I would nt mind a set of these now! Looks good Grumpy. Kenny
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 02:14:58 PM »
I think they look perfect the way they are. Dont paint them. Nice Fit!
 I always toyed with th idea of some mustang wheels. But in the end i love my Centerlines.
Id also go with the spacers and longer studs as suggested. The rubbing will get annoying after a while LOL!


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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 03:15:29 PM »
My 2 cents they look great. DON'T paint them white :o
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 03:29:17 PM »
If i was gunna paint a set of ponys they would have to be black or a gun metal look
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 07:48:05 PM »
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The rubbing is the outside rear corner of the tire touching the fiber panel in the rear of the front wheel well, very minor. Spacing would make that worse, I think. The back could use a little spacing out, the inside lip of the fender is almost three inches away, while the inside of the tire clears the spring by about an inch. I will have to get at least two five bolt wheels when I put in the IRS, I've seen a company on line that makes Ponies in 17 inch and modern offset(the IRS is from a 2003 Cobra Mustang).
 
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 04:06:54 PM »
Well, I like the Gray look myself.
 
I have seen your ride. I just hope you didn't pay what he wanted for it. Great car, I was suprised as to the condition it was in. I have a 79 that is the same color paint, That I am going to fix for the wife.
 
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 07:42:39 PM »
well that puts 5 pintos within about 2.5 hours from each other.... we need to do a meet......
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 08:55:03 PM »
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I paid about twice what it cost new. I had known of it's existence for 30 years and tried to get it. But when Mrs. Williams died I was in the midst of hip replacement and I had to wait a year to buy it. Just 6446 miles on the OD. I've got 11,000 on it now.
 
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 01:51:51 PM »
Grumpy. I just traded my T5 for a set of Ponies. They have brand new Cooper Cobra 215/55/16 on them. I hope that the little bigger size isnt a problem. Ill find out when i get the Pinto out later in the week. I tried to post a pic of one, but some thing says my file is too big....... :)
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 12:55:16 AM »
Are any of your cars lowered?  I want to upgrade to either 16" or 17" wheels but my car has been lowered.  I am going to upgrade to drop spindles, but it's still a 2" drop.  Any pics of cars with big wheels set down low???
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »
I know I'm bringing this back from the dead but, my wagon is lowered 2" with spindels and 225's rub real hard in front. Ended up going 205/55 front and 225/60 rear. Rear could use a spacer for sure but overall I like it.

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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 11:05:48 PM »
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I just put 205/50 16 Hankook V2s on my front end and I'm in love with my new tires. They turn like a laser, track EXACTLY where I point them, don't squeal when leaned on and even stick better than my back ones in the wet. And no more rub! It's a go-kart out on US 28!
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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012, 04:00:36 PM »
US 28! Are you talking about the Moonshiners 28?I had to sneak onto 28 a couple of years back. The wife refused to ride on it. So when I caught her napping, I jumped on it. She woke up and I played dumb. We were on our way to the Cherolaha Skyway in the Pinto. I almost got away with it until the lady at the motel told her. I had to pay $75 fer a dang purse to get out of the dog house. She refuse's to go on the Tail of the Dragon with me. I wonder how much that one will cost me.

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Re: Putting Pony wheels on Pinto Pony
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 05:30:57 PM »
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