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Dual rear Shocks.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1979Jimmy, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Dont ask why but there are dual rear shock on my truck. Thats right 4 on the rear axle there stupid and i hate them and i wanna get rid of them. What is the prroper orientation for single shocks. 1 for each side. Thank you.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
  2. 55Willy

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    You should have one pointing back on the drivers side, and one pointing forward on the passenger side. Or take it all off and go for flex and do a relocation set up and run them up to the middle. then bolt the extra rear shocks into the front axle[​IMG]



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  3. TorkDSR

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    you guys have issues with the gas tank being back there for that center shock setup? my k15 saddle tanks are in the way of the rocks, but not my shocks [​IMG]

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    Nope, the tank sits back far enough. in fact Bryan(Laketex) used the tank crossmember to build his shock mount off of.

    You need a blazer/sub tank[​IMG][​IMG]????



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  5. 1979Jimmy

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    Would it ever be possible to reverse the way the shcks were originally mounted? By that I mean directing the shock on the drivers side towards the cab and the one on the passenger side away from the cab?

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
  6. Corey 78K5

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    Yes it would be possible, but the reason the are located that way is to reduce wheel hop and axel torque.


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    The reason i ask is because the placer the shock bolts on the driver side is abole the frame. I couldnt find a hole on the frame either. I guess i didnt see that when i bought the truck used.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    The reason i ask is because the place the shock pointing away from the cab bolts on the driver side is abole the frame. I couldnt find a hole on the frame either. I guess i didnt see that when i bought the truck used.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    I'd try to keep the R/R shock infront the the axle, like it is stock. Probably not a big deal, but with a amount of power you have from that 383, wheel-hop/traction might be a problem.

    When you excellerate hard, the right rear tire tries to lift off the ground and the pinion tries to clime the ring-gear. Putting a shock infront of the axle on the R/R would help resist, or atleast cushion both actions. (does that make sence?)

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