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DOETSCH SHOCKS....WHERE TO FIND????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. 87BrnRsd

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    I was looking at Doetsch's website and have heard from a few people on here that they make good shocks. The only problem I can find is where to buy them, since they dont sell them on their website. I will be running an echobit flip in the rear, with 4" front BDS springs. If anybody has any suggestions on which shock to run, how long of a shock to run, and where to buy these shocks, let me know. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
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    I got mine from Summit for $35 each about 2 weeks ago
     
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    I got #8403's front and rear
     
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    I got mine from their website.
     
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    summitracing.com

    part number DOE-8403

    Those are the ones everyone wants
     
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    DOETSCH SUCKS DONT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM .
     
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    holy schnikies!!!!!! that sux... guess I missed the news while I was away. Why did they quit sellin em? any1 know? /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    I was able to get mine from them a few months ago but Tazz tried to get some and Matt's having a hard time getting them in.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    summitracing.com

    part number DOE-8403

    Those are the ones everyone wants

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    I went to summit's website, and looked up that part number and sure enough, there they were. Prerunner 8000 series for $35 a piece. Just one more question though. When I order these from summit since I plan on ordering them this week, how do I know what length to order from them?? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    the 8403's are 32.00" extended and 18.50" collapsed /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'm going to be ordering the same shocks this week /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    When I order these from summit since I plan on ordering them this week, how do I know what length to order from them?? Thanks.
    -Harrison

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    If you go to the Doetsch Tech website you will find a chart showing the lengths of all their stuff
     
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    I also got mine from summit. Great shocks. No problems and cheap.
     
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    the 8403's are 32.00" extended and 18.50" collapsed /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'm going to be ordering the same shocks this week /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Will the 8403's be the right length to put on the front and rear with an echobit flip out back and 4" springs up front? Looking at doetsch website, they call for an 8403 rear, and 8368(A) up front. Should I just order 4 8403's? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    i have the long dt 8000s... they needed custom mounting to take advantage of their travel on my 5" lifted 85. Its no biggie, ford shock towers up front is an easy upgrade... and a x-member in the rear isnt to tough either.

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    Without the custom shock mounts, will those long travels fit and not end up inhibiting flex? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    no. the mounting point for the front shocks is several inches higher than stock, and its at more of an angle as well. You can see the difference in the pic below... I havent removed the factory shock mounting location yet...

    furd tower vs stock

    i have never really measured the difference in distance, but its gotta be somewhere between 4 and 5". If you used the same shock on the stock mounts, it would be pretty close to full compression and would definitely limit flex. ditto for the rear suspension.

    thankfully the furd tower mod is a very cheap on to do... no reason why it should cost ya more than $30 or so, including hardware. Rear is a lil more spendy unless you have a friend that can weld up a x-member for ya. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     

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