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Edelbrock Shocks - Spring Rate

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skink4president, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. skink4president

    skink4president Registered Member

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    Two questions:

    1) Anyone running Edelbrock IAS shocks? Other than the $$$, like'em or no? Worth the $$$?

    2) What was the OEM spring rate on a '73 K5 350/350? According to the sticker in the engine compartment It came from the factory with the "Heavy Duty Front ST" option. (not sure if that's refering to the springs, shocks or stabilizer :confused: ) I'm planning on putting in some new springs all the way around and want to get an idea of what the new ride will be like given the different spring rates on the aftermarket kits.
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Cost as much as the Rancho 9000x's if I remember right. At least the 9000's are adjustable.

    Do the leafs have two or three leafs in them?
     
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    2 leafs in the front. 6 leafs in the rear.
     
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    The fronts, if I remember right, are in the high 300 low, 400 range. Not sure about the back ones...
     
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    Thanks man. That's pretty low considering my current ride quality. How do you like your Skyjackers? I'm only looking to add about 2" and need to replace the old, worn out springs all the way around. Skyjacker is one of the few that make a 2" lift with rear springs.
     

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