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Old 11-29-2011, 12:56 AM   #11
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WHAT ABOUT THE 720? Would they work on my 80?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:12 AM   #12
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New to the Mini Truck world....What is the advantage of using these over the OEM ones?
The advantage is that they are shorter. When you lower the front on a hardbody/frontier the shocks will bottom out and in some cases can limit how low you can go because they will bottom out before you have achieved the maximum (or even moderate drop). In my opinion they are a little stiffer than stock too....

In addition to this, they allow you to remove the factory bump stop because the Pinto shock has a built in bump stop - thus giving you a better ride while allowing you to go lower. DOUBLE BONUS!
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WHAT ABOUT THE 720? Would they work on my 80?

A quick check on rock auto says that they use the same part number for the hard body as the 720. Looks like it will work on a 720 as well.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:16 AM   #14
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thanks for doing the write-up. this should help a lot of people out
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #16
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Thanks for the Info, I plan on just doing a 2/4 static drop eventually.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #17
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The OEM bumpstop nut is 12mm.

The pinto was made from 1971 to 1980. Any year will do - they are all the same shock.
There is a nut?!?! Where? I couldn't see very well and it felt like it was just screwed into a welded nut on the top of the bracket. You are telling me that is a nut I have to take off? How the heck do you get in there to get it off?
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Yep, there is. You will need to remove the shock for easy access. How to get get it off is different for everyone...lol, in this case a 12mm wrench (gear wrench) works best.

Then you could always use the sawzall, but its difficult to put back in at any point should you want to go back to stock.
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Would the pinto shocks work fine if i dont have blocks and my trucks at stock height in the front also?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #20
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So Slo krt what would you think about a set of KYB gas-adjust for a Pinto on a static dropped Frontier ? You would get the shorter height and ALOT better shock. Trying to decide if that would be better or to get the Nitro drop 2's .
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