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#1 DatsuNissanLove

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:37 PM

Hi guys was just wondering if anybody has use shorter shocks in the front of der 620's.. alot of people with hard bodys use pinto shocks in the front n say that it makes a huge diff.. but they also use sway away torsion bars.. just trying to see if anybody knows of a good set of shorter shocks i can use after i reindex..

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:22 PM

They also use pinto shocks as well. or raise the shock towers



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:25 PM

Yes but wut can i use on my 620

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:38 PM

Yes but wut can i use on my 620

 

 

They also use pinto shocks as well. or raise the shock towers

 

 

 

Um...pinto shocks?

 

620 shocks are already short. I will be putting 620 shocks on my 521 here real soon. 


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:40 PM

The rubber bump stops will bottom before the shock does.


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:40 PM

A guy on here that worked at Baxters a long time ago had 3 front shocks brought in to the store that were supposed to be short(stud top, eye bottom), the 521 shock, the Pinto shock, and some other short shock, side by side there was nothing shorter than the 521 shock, and it is made for a truck, not a car.

 

The 720 guys that lower their trucks should use 521 front shocks, as they are shorter than a 720 front shock.

I myself cut the 720 lower control arm shock mount out and then used a roadster front shock(stud/stud) where the sway bar mounts, and I then relocated the sway bar mount.

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Here it is before mounting the sway bar.

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With the shock fully compressed like in the photo below, the cross member under the oil pan on my truck is sitting on the ground, but I also have drop arms on this vehicle.

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:49 AM

Thanks wayno.. would like to see how ur truck sits.. after i replace and space out my carrier bearing..reindex the torsions.. and find out why my damn truck sounds like a roller coaster wen im stopping i will post pics up of my truck..

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 11:11 AM

Pinto shocks needs modifications to bolt in. 01-04 xterra are boltin. And the Monroe website list xterra shorter than 521 and pinto.

HB is 8.875 and xterra 8.250 and 521 8.375 pinto 8.375. And the shortest would be 01 xterra at 8.000 monroe part #33180 ... these are monroes listings, other manufacturers might be different.

Edit: looked up shock length for waynos roadster shock mod. Gabriel is 7.060 part#
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 12:00 PM

Looking in the computer at work (i work at oreilly) I show two monroe part numbers that list 8 inch on that xterra. The other manufacturers (kyb, Rancho) show 8.25

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 12:06 PM

Your lower control arm will bottom out before the shock will.


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:23 PM

Yeah.. i might just extend the shock towers after i lower the torsions .. wut do u guys think about 3 inch raise on the towers?.. also wut are your guys favorite shocks for the front?

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:24 PM

We remove those silly stops and the mounts... now our travel is limited by the tire hitting the inner fender...

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:25 PM

Yeah.. i might just extend the shock towers after i lower the torsions .. wut do u guys think about 3 inch raise on the towers?.. also wut are your guys favorite shocks for the front?

2" is enough.
I did it for my friends 620
http://community.rat...-martini/page-3

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:47 PM

2" is enough.
I did it for my friends 620
http://community.rat...-martini/page-3

nice wut is that a miller flux welder?

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Pinto shocks needs modifications to bolt in. 01-04 xterra are boltin. And the Monroe website list xterra shorter than 521 and pinto.

HB is 8.875 and xterra 8.250 and 521 8.375 pinto 8.375. And the shortest would be 01 xterra at 8.000 monroe part #33180 ... these are monroes listings, other manufacturers might be different.

Edit: looked up shock length for waynos roadster shock mod. Gabriel is 7.060 part#
69704

 

Good to know. 

 

 

 

Looking in the computer at work (i work at oreilly) I show two monroe part numbers that list 8 inch on that xterra. The other manufacturers (kyb, Rancho) show 8.25

 

 

Part number of the KYB GasAJust? Cost(not list)?


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

Kyb gas-a-just - kg5446 - retail $76.99 - 2001 xterra

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 05:53 AM

http://catalog.monro...artNumber=33180

 

Monroe shock ^ from Xterra. 

Great tip & thanks


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 12:05 PM

2" is enough.
I did it for my friends 620
http://community.rat...-martini/page-3

is der any way i can take the shock towers out to fabricate more comfertably or do i have to fab everything up while its still on the car? Edit never mind.. haha

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:19 PM

Pro shocks ss300 7.26 compressed. 75ea and free shipping