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Best shocks and tires for a 4" lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by newboy89, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. newboy89

    newboy89 Registered Member

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    Best shocks and tires for a 4\" lift?

    I'm in the process of doing a rear shackle flip and 4"front springs. i'm throwing a 1" ORD body lift in there just so i can get the bigger meats under there. so i was just wondering opinions on the best shocks for my application, daily driver taken off road pretty regularly. thanks in advance.
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Best shocks and tires for a 4\" lift?

    i like the rancho rs9,000's because you can set them firm or stiff so you could go soft for daily and stiffer for wheeling[​IMG]
     
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    Re: Best shocks and tires for a 4\" lift?

    I run RS5000s now...they pretty much suck. I will be getting some long travel ProComp 3000s pretty soon (after the shackle flip install which begins on x-mas day!).

    I agree RS9000s are great shocks, they also come at a $pendy price. Us budget-minded wheelers like to save dough where we can. =)

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  4. SlyDog

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    Re: Best shocks and tires for a 4\" lift?

    What rancho 9000 would be the best for the rear ? (without any shock mount mods) And to answer your question, I would get 35 inch tires but that will require some trimming when you flex.

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    Re: Best shocks and tires for a 4\" lift?

    Go with doestech shocks. They are nice and soft. As for tires if its driven on the street then go with 35" Goodyear MTRs. I have had mine for a while and they have gone through alot of crap and no problems yet including rolling the truck.

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