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Author Topic:   Pinto spindles on metric?
avenger 11
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posted December 16, 2003 03:50 PM
I believe lightning chassis is using pinto spindles on a metric frame.I've never seen them run but I've heard nothing but great about them.


44nymod
Member
posted December 16, 2003 07:35 PM
I run the pinto spindles also with the metric stub and camaro lowers. I would highly recamend the pinto spindles.


Dman
Member
posted December 17, 2003 10:37 AM
The advantage of the Pinto spindle is increased ackerman because the tie rod is located closer to the rotor than the metric. It also has more king pin inclination which means less tire scrub when turned left and right. The bump steer is bad but that's been addressed already.

Good luck,
Superdave


xhubby
Member
posted December 17, 2003 09:12 PM
Dman, You seem to be up on this pinto stuff, so I'll direct this question to you. I've got a DW-6 with all 68-72 chevelle front end parts. I'm looking at buying a newer DW (2001) with no front end parts on it. Previous owner ran pinto spindles on it. It does come with the adjustable top a-arms. Could I run my chevelle spindles with the adjustable top a-arms? If not, what all will I need to buy to get the pinto stuff setup right? What chevelle parts would I be able to use off of my old car? Thanks.


Dman
Member
posted December 18, 2003 07:58 AM
I have a dw 2002 dw-8 the front end has pinto spindals with the corrected frontend what would happen if i went to the chevelle upper ball joints i run the tubes for upper control arms right now i think i am running 2034 upper 2035 lowers balljoints i think the frontend has been alot of the cars problem . Just need some help dialing the frontend also ride height could be a problem on this frontend i run ump tires also how about angle in the uppers i hear people has been running less angle if so what all do you change.


WPP
Member
posted December 18, 2003 08:50 AM
Also were is the front rollcenter on the dw and how high


xhubby
Member
posted December 18, 2003 10:53 AM
Ok, this may sound stupid, but what the heck is a bump stud. How much am I gonna end up in this front end, money wise, befor it's complete?


tilley88
Member
posted December 18, 2003 12:07 PM
If you can locate Pinto spindles in a salvage yard fairly cheap, then the overall price is not too bad. I paid $20 for a pair of spindles, $20 to have 'em reamed, $50 for the Chevelle lowers, $50 for the bushings, $90 for the uppers, $60 for balljoints, $30 for bumpstuds. I already had the Granada rotors, metric calibers and adapters, and steering components. Find out pricing on those items and ya got a ballpark figure.


NJantz
Member
posted December 18, 2003 01:27 PM
Bump studs are what you use to mount the
tie-rod to the spindle. That is, the tie rods that have rod ends on the outer end, unlike the traditional OEM tire rod end.
By changing the length of the stud, you effect your bumpsteer.


Dman
Member
posted December 19, 2003 07:35 AM
Sounds like Tilley88 has found a gold mine.
$20.00 dollars for a pair of Pinto spindles is dirt cheap.Same with the chevelle lowers.
I guess different parts of the country have more old Chevelles and Pintos in their yards.
You ought to buy all you can and E-bay them at at least $50.00 each. Speedway is real proud of their new chinese built Pinto spindles.Do you know if they get more money for the IMCA stamp of approval?If I am not mistaken,the new IMCA rules say you can run the aftermarket (chinese)spindles if they are marked by IMCA.


avenger 11
Member
posted December 19, 2003 08:35 AM
A friend of mine tried the speedway "forged" pinto spindles and they bent very easily and very badly.It was like they forgot to heat treat them,I would have sent them back.


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