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Author Topic:   pinto spindles or chevelle spindles
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted October 16, 2005 10:17 AM  
I have a mod with a 68 to 72 chevelle front stub. Is there something wrong with running these stock spindles or are the pinto spindles that much better?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted October 19, 2005 10:32 PM  
Its just that the pintos are a ton lighter. I like the short steering arm on them, also... Makes it turn quick.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted October 20, 2005 01:08 AM  
i believe they are stronger as well,,,

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted October 20, 2005 11:47 AM  
Pintos are stronger and a little easier to locate.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted October 20, 2005 07:00 PM  
pintos are lighter and stronger, downside is
about any bump to the wheel bends the draglink . We bent 7 draglinks this year Im not sure 30lbs is worth it. Ran chevelles last year didnt have that problem but the pintos short steering arm puts much more pressure on the draglink if you get bumped

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted October 21, 2005 10:41 PM  
Pinto's also have better geometry over the Chevelle spindle's, it's not really the weight that the chassis manufacturer's are looking at, because now some of them are wanting to try to get weight off the back end.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted October 23, 2005 09:17 AM  
Actually the Pinto geometry is terrible. They are about 2" too short. You have to run about 3" of ride height on a chevelle stub to get good bar angles.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted October 23, 2005 09:55 AM  
What bar angles are you talking about? Upper A Frame Angles? Most Chevelle clipped cars are designed around the Pinto, due to the geometry you can gain from them (Or so Dirtworks, Victory, GRT, Harris, Kraft have all told me)

I've ran the chevelle spindles the last two years on an Impala clipped car, this will be my first year on a Chevelle clipped car with pinto's.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted October 24, 2005 07:53 AM  
Run the longest upper and lower ball joints you can find (Chryslers) it will help.

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