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Doetech shocks...good? soft? where?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I local club buddy, upon hearing that I was going to get some long-travel ProComp ES3000, said "wow, those are some STIFF shocks, get some Doetech 8000s instead."

    Apparently they have a model with 14" of travel and they are softer. My budget is definitely limited, and the DTs arent that much more...like $35-37 each, as opposed to $30 or so for the procomps.

    I will be running my rig mainly on trails and rocks...not much mudding or street racing. I have revolvers + shackle flip etc...so I wanted some decently soft shocks to stay nice and flexy. Opinions? Also, anyone know where to get a set of doetechs? I know 4wpw used to carry them, but they dont anymore.

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    I have been running the prerunner series with 14 inches of travel in the rear of my Blazer for a couple of years. I like the ride and the fact that they have poly bumpstops made on the shafts. I can't remember where I purchased them. I think Summit.

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    http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/

    Not sure how to make this clicky but this is there web page. I bought the prerunners also about 1 year ago and I called them direct. They were really good to work with to help me get the right shock and length for my application. When it came time to buy I think I went thru Summit Racing also.
     
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    I use them on my Jimmy and love them. I like them a thousand times better than the ranchos on my burb. But the ranchos give me the firmness I need for heavy towing.

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    Re: Doetsch tech shocks...good? soft? where?

    thanks much for the info guys. One last tech question...

    I noticed on some www-based descriptions of the prerunner DT8000...that it said that they could be mounted upside down. I have heard in the past that this was not a good thing to do. Are these shocks made in such a way that it works fine? any ideas?

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    Re: Doetsch tech shocks...good? soft? where?

    The PreRunner series is indeed engineered to run upsidedown - the only shock on the market designed to run in any position for that matter[​IMG]

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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