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Another shock question.........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rockink5, May 1, 2002.

  1. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    When using Furd shock towers, does it take a different shock. Say I want to put Rancho 9012 shocks on my junk using the towers, does it take shocks for a GM or a Ford? Is the top mounting the same for the two? Sorry, second question, using that shock setup, would it matter on the axle being used( read: dana60 or 10 bolt) ? Or would it matter on the axle being that they would mount the same on the bottom.
    Any help would be appreciated. Trying to order parts but not sure on this one.
     
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    rancho's 9012. is the part number it doesn't matter if its a jeep, Ford, Dodge or Chevy. The mounting of the lower mount is the same. the upper will bolt into the ford tower then all you have to do is set the ford tower on the frame where ya want it and bolt it on.
    Check the techical link or product review link at the top, Steve dod one showing the ford tower swap with the 9012's.


    BTW what you doing for the rear????/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    Actually I thought about one of your deals, but I think I'm going to do my own. I'll see how it works.
     
  4. KRAZIE87K5

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    Might think about getting the DT8000's!!! I felt like I have said this a dozen times in the last few days out here! They are cheaper, and everyone who own's 'em, loves 'em. As for PNs, I would just buy the longest extending version they have!

    Just my .02
     
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    DT 3403 /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    the 1st "3" can be changed to 5 or 8 depending in series----ie. 3000, 5000 and 8000.
     
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    Ok I'm an idiot, who makes a DT8000?
     
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    Doetsch Tech... krazie name, huh? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    -Dan
     
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    Any websites fior these guys?

    Thanks, Shane
     
  9. KRAZIE87K5

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    Hmmm... let me look around. Anyone else? I know Rene showed me a site once for these...

    -Dan
     
  10. jekbrown

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    Nice thanks!

    Anybody recommend which shock to use, I would think the softer the better for a flexy suspension/daily driver right?

    Shane
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    actually, on-road you'd prolly want stiff shocks... so when you corner your suspension isn't goin' wild on ya. Off road, of course, you'd want em softer so your suspension could work to its max potential.

    J
     

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