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Dual Shock Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by h0nke, May 16, 2005.

  1. h0nke

    h0nke Registered Member

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    Anyone installed a dual shock kit on their truck/blazer? I installed the front yesterday and want to now install the rear.

    I would appreciate if someone could post pics of the rear dual shock kit installed.

    Here is a pic of the kit I have: http://www.pcslayer.com/73-reardualshock.gif
     
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    look in my webshots, thers like 3 or 4 pics of em.
     
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    may i ask why would you do that? unless your building it for the street...
     
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    good question...

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    i have been considering a dual shock at each wheel setup... how do you like it... is it a real big difference? i konw for sure i will do the rear at least for load and traction purposes.
     
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    h0nke Registered Member

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    whats wrong with dual shocks for off-road use? its mostly a huntin truck.

    and thanks for the pics chris.
     
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    I have dual shocks up front (from factory) and I would never go to a single. I don't "wheel" alot though. I want it to drive well.
     
  8. h0nke

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    hey chris - i thought the rear shocks where supposed to be mounted in the same direction? like when you have stock shocks one side goes toward the front the other side shock slants toward rear. so my question is: you are supposed to mount them in a V like that?

    i love the MLK day pic too man, we do the same around here.
     
  9. blazerpro79

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    the V shape your referring to in the back does a few good things...
    if the come from the frame and go back to the axle, then they reduce axle hop, and you gain traction. from the back of the frame forward to the axle they help more for towing and loads... having the V helps for both.
     
  10. h0nke

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    ok thanks - i am going to install the rear this weekend.

    the front install went ok. the only thing I am not happy with is the bolt head for the long bolt that goes through the shocks, isn't completely flush aganist the bracket. i am not sure why. oh well it should be fine im going to run it for 100mi then check and make sure everything is tight.
     
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    I had dual shocks and it rode like crap. took one set off and it rides 100% better
     
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    No prob on the pics man, looks like all the other questions are answered you had. The bracket on the rear axle however wasnt exactly the best fitting thing in the world. Had to do a little grinding to make it work even halfway decent. I got dual shocks all around, rides pretty good, a little stiff, but I prefer a stiffer ride to a soft, floaty feel anyway.
     
  13. h0nke

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    im scared now since people keep saying it won't ride good =(

    but 8 brand new shocks has to beat 4 old pieces of junk.
     
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    whats the worst that can happen, you put em on, dont like em, pull 4 of em back off, and then you have 4 more to replace the ones still on the truck. So long as you dont have like 8 rancho RS5000's shouldnt be too bad.
     
  15. h0nke

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    they are skyjacker shocks. guy gave me the shocks and kit when i bought the truck.
     

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