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Edelbrock shocks worth it?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by foxman, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. foxman

    foxman 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking of getting the edelbrock shocks for the front to se how they are, and then maybe for the back. Anybody love em/ Hate em let me know!, thanks...
     
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    If you are going to spend that kind of money I think you would be better off getting a set of Rancho RS 9000. The Edelbrocks are a good on and off road all around shock but they seem to be designed more for the SUV market.
    The 9000s are adjustable for a good ride on the street or for serious offroading. Also they can be adjusted for different spring rates between axels.

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    I've had mine for more than a year. I LOVE them on/off road. They are great shocks. What I really like is you don't have to get under the vehicle to adjust them, or install expensive in-cab controller. They adjust automatically as the road changes.

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  4. sarazk5

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    I just got some and am very happy with them so far. Though I have nothing to compare them with. I wheeled with them this weekend and they did VERY WELL. Take damper out of bumps in the road well too.
     
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    I think alot of it has to do with the springs too. If you have some real stiff springs the ride would be harsh even with the good shocks...somthing to think about.
     
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    I have pretty stiff springs up front. They ride really nice with them. I just need to figure out where i have a vibration coming from!
     
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    The guy I know with them loves them, unlike the 9000's owner I know. Seems like the Edelbrocks, Blistiens, Trailmasters SSV's all have great reviews among people I have talked to around here.

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    A guy at National Tire and Wheel told me a few years ago that there are only 2 or 3 shock manufacturers, everybody else just puts their name on the ones they sell. I know Rancho is a division of Monroe, and I've wondered if all the new self adjusting shocks are the same ones, just with different names.

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