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9012 Setup Questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dawson444, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    1. On the front w/ the Ford mounts how should I figure out how far up to mount the Ford mount? Should I sit the truck level, bolt the shock to axle, bolt the other end of the shock to shock mount, extend the shock 1/2 way out and bolt it there? Or is there another way? I am going to be running 6" lift.
    2. On the rear how should I go about figuring out what angle to run the shocks at? Like how far apart the mounts should be? Should I just guess or what? Any tips?

    Any other suggestions? Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 4" lift, 33" BFG muds
     
  2. 90blzr

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    I havent done it, but just to let you know, in case you havent seen it yet, Steve did a write-up on doing this set up on his "UAV". Its in the Product Review section under "Extended shock mounts..."
    BTW, did you ever get your wheels (BARTS)? How was the chroming, I hope not as horrible as mine was!

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 90blzr on 06/24/01 08:22 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    seattlek5 1/2 ton status

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    On the rear, try to get the angle of the shock as close to the angle of the front shock to keep the dampning equal. I set mine up exactly like Steve did and they work great. Don't forget to get longer brake lines.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Here it is:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/ranchoreview.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/ranchoreview.shtml</A>

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    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah thats it!! (still dont know how to do that link crap!!)
     
  6. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

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    I read the review, it still doesn't tell me how far up to mount the shocks, anyone know how to figure it out?

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 4" lift, 33" BFG muds
     
  7. laketex

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    go ramp your truck somewhere, and take measurments. Hold a shock up there and make sure it's not going to bottom out either extended or compressed. Then fab some mounts.

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  8. dawson444

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    Is there any other good way to do it? My truck isn't moving right now and I want to go on and get these things on before it can move. Also there aren't any ramps around here.

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 4" lift, 33" BFG muds
     
  9. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Try this; jack it up and leave the frame on stands, you'll probably have to remove the tires to do this and figure out the setup this way.

    "I am Republican. Not a baby-killing, tree hugging, land grabbing, touchy feely, hypocrite wuss democrat!"
     
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    well you can use a forklift, front end loader, jack the front corner up till something lifts, anything. I have access to a front end loader and that's how i'm going to figure mine next week. You gotta figure every truck is going to be different so what works for someone else's might not work for yours. Different spring rates, ramp numbers, actual lift heights, ect could all contribute to this. HTH
    Bryan

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  11. dawson444

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    Ok I think I might know of a loading ramp I can ramp it on. The only problem I have is the only way I can ramp it is carefully drive it down there w/o shocks, but if I don't have shocks the brake lines for a 4" lift I have will be the limiting factor. I know they will barely be long enough even w/o the truck moving b/c I will have a 6" lift on there. Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks!

    Dawson
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    88 K5, 4" lift, 33" BFG muds
     

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