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Old 08-11-2009, 10:05 PM   #21
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I just got some pinto shocks and I wanted to make sure I put them together right. Of course they did not come with any instructions. Does this look right? Thanks


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Old 08-11-2009, 10:13 PM   #22
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o cant tell but its usually the bigger hat and bushing on the bottom
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:31 PM   #23
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Both the hats and bushings appear to be the same size. One hat has a 1 stamped on it and one has a 4. I guess I'll put the 1 on top and 4 on the buttom.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:55 PM   #24
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Has anyone found any shocks shorter than 7"?
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:52 AM   #25
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There is nothing shorter off-the-shelf.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:15 AM   #26
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Hey skin or n-e1, wat shocks do i have to use for the back, i got static drop allround, n it rides like shit, i kno da front pintos, but i need da back. THANX
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #27
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73-87 gm fullsize half ton front shocks are what we used to use on almost all dropped minis. they can be tilted at a steel angle if needed and the mounts are generic.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:54 PM   #28
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I just installed Pinto shocks this weekend, and updated the main post accordingly.

With spindles, and stock diameter tires, Pinto shocks are enough. You can't go lower without cutting the inner fenders or running shorter tires. 4WD shocks would be unnecessarily shorter.

I'm running Monroe MA820 air shocks in back, with 3" blocks, 2-1/2" re-drill and no bumpstops. I haven't had any problems ~yet~ with the full-length shocks out back, so I haven't studied it yet. The air shocks can really increase ride height unloaded, but don't add much when fully loaded.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #29
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Left to right: Cordoba, Pinto and 2WD Hardbody
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:49 PM   #30
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i have pinto shocks laying around from my old hardbody i was going to install them in my old hardbody, but now i have a different one (static'd) in my garage

2 things i would to know is:

1) is there a trick to get the stock shock off (the upper portion of the shock rotates with the nut at the top, and i cant get a good enough hold)

2) what size do i have to drill out of the pinto shock so that the OEM bolt will fit through the bushing at the bottom
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