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Old 11-02-2008, 05:28 AM   #11
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so i take it puttin em in wont drop me any further??
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:37 AM   #12
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What have you done so far, and what are you wanting to achieve?
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:54 PM   #13
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This is probably the last warm weekend of the year and I'm ready to replace my front shocks. I've got a set of Pinto's, but I haven't done the torsion drop yet because I don't have the money for the alignment. My old shocks are ...well, very old and needing replaced. I don't want to have 2 sets of ruined shocks. How bad would it be to run shorter shocks for a couple of weeks before shortening the rest of the suspension?
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:20 PM   #14
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It won't be a problem at all. There will be less droop travel - but you're not going over any WRC jumps are you?

Remove your factory bumpstop completely. The Pinto shock has a bumpstop built in.

I do my own alignment with two pieces of scrap metal plate, and two tape measures. I set mine at 1/8" toe-in. The camber will be out slightly with a 2" drop - but not enough to decimate your tires - my tires were positive camber to begin with, now they are slightly negative camber. You could drop it now, then save your pennies for an alignment in the spring. Half a turn on the adjusting sleeves was enough to correct my toe with a 2" torsion drop. I did not adjust camber.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #15
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this is a great thread with tons of potential. Subscribed for future use.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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Yes finally found the thread.......
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Yes finally found the thread.......

There is more good info in this tread, esp. if you are getting pinto shocks

http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ead.php?t=2658
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looks like i'm going with d21 4wd shocks, i only want a 2- 21/2 inch drop. what about the back?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #19
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How come nobody ever mentions the Toxic shocks i see in mini truckin for lowered trucks?? they suck or somethin??
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:13 AM   #20
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looks like i'm going with d21 4wd shocks, i only want a 2- 21/2 inch drop. what about the back?
If you use blocks, you don't have to change a thing. I haven't dug through the Monroe dimensions yet for the rear.
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