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dual shocks???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dustyk5, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. dustyk5

    dustyk5 Registered Member

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    Exactly what would be good about dual front shocks.I had them on my 71 K5 and removed one from each side and it seems much more comfortable down the road.Am I completely off base?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Pretty much nothing good about dual shocks in this application.
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    dual shocks are nice if you run around all winter with a plow hanging off the front, other than that they are pretty useless.
     
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    dual shocks are nice if you run around all winter with a plow hanging off the front, other than that they are pretty useless.

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    I agree, useless unless your a mall wheeler, than just upgrade to 4 chrome shocks for each wheel /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    The only place you need dual shocks is like stated above with a heavy object like a plow on the front or if you run alot of high speed fire roads, dunes, etc. Dual shocks will help keep the shocks cooler and make them fade less quickly if you run alot of baja style stuff.

    Harley
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I agree on the heavy object and hi speed fade issue as well. Then again harley thinks dual shocks is having one on each corner in the front and none in the rear. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Ya, you only need two. One on each of the front corners. rears aren't necessary, and neither is a steering stabilizer. They just limit flex.

    Trucks are like women, they better have a little bounce in the back otherwise they are no fun. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Harley
     
  8. smokkey1

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    Trucks are like women, they better have a little bounce in the back otherwise they are no fun. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Harley

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  9. 84gmcjimmy

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    Ya, you only need two. One on each of the front corners. rears aren't necessary, and neither is a steering stabilizer. They just limit flex.


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    Wouldn't that be really rough riding down the road?
     
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    Ya, it does but you get used to it. I need to get rear shocks in eventually but I have been ok for over a year now so no biggy. I broke the stock rear mounts. I am going to get new front shocks when I do the Ford Shock Towers.

    Harley

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