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Dual shock question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I am planning on removing one of my dual front shocks, but have a question as to which one to remove. I have been told to remove the front one but it seems to me that I would get the most shock travel out of the front one instead of the rear shock. Also, if I remove the back shock, how do I keep the front one on since the back one spaces the front out? Can anyone help me with this??
    Thanks 88K5Jimmy
     
  2. ftn96

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    I removed the front one. Well, after the lift install only coming with single shocks, I opted to leave the front one out.

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  3. 84k5

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    I removed the back one since it is shorter.

    Brian
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  4. Esteban86K5

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    I removed the front one for 2 reasons. First off is the upper shock mount sits a little lower than the front one so my axles can droop a little more before my shock becomes a problem. and second because your front axle moves back as it compresses therefore I felt that the rear shock would have a better angle to work correctly. But again that's just my .02

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