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DUAL FONT SHOCKS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, May 19, 2002.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Dose having dual font shocks help any? Does dual rear shocks help any? HOW? (for a older style chevy truck '85)
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    my 89 suburban has dual shocks on the front and i don't see how it helps any, i'm about to remove two of them.
     
  3. carolina custom

    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    I had factory dual set up with dual rancho 5000s. The ride was greatly improved as was suspension travel by removing 2 shocks.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    cool!!! that's what i have. now i know i'll remove 2 of them, thanks!
     
  5. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    Well it will help if you do a lot of high speed off roading or jumping like I do, but otherwise ditch the dual. I use the RS9000's so I can just turn them to a lower setting when I am on the street. If you do run single, leave the longer one on (the one closest to the front of the vehicle) so you can get a little extra wheel travel.
     
  6. efilnikufecin

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    just so you guys know alot of dual shocks are valved so the act as one.they just take alot more abuse before they start to heat up.once they heat up they start to lose there dampining ability.for fast desert racing and such there the sh!t otherwise ditch them.
     
  7. CHEVY 4WD

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    So what are the best single shocks if you run a sky jackes 4in lift? also is anyone running 35 12.50 16.50 with a 4 in lift if so what how wide are your wheels and how bad do they rub?
     
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    My dad is running this setup on his 3/4 ton with 9.75'' wide wheels. The way he goes wheelin', they rarely rub at all.
     
  9. bobsurf

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    The lower shock mount for my dual fronts is very flimsy. However, I don't know if it changed on later years. Might not be around too much longer on my ride.
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    are they 35's with a 4in lift?
     
  11. ChevyCaGal

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    They help... make ya ride like a tank! They are stiff as can be on my truck... but I like the look so for now they stay....
     
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    Yea, 35x12.5x16.5 on 16.5x9.75 slotted mags with 4'' tuff country HD springs and single rancho RSX's all around. They only rub the backside of the front fenders a little when it gets twisted, but if he just trimmed them back to the inner fender they probably wouldn't rub at all.
     

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