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Explorer Pro-comp shock question?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5RON, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. K5RON

    K5RON 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know if Pro-comp ES3000's can be mounted in either orientation, meaning can up or can down?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ron
     
  2. jimmyjack

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    I don't think it makes a difference. There's just a cylinder coming out of the shock, no outer sleeve to collect debris and water. Some people had discussed this about ranchos a few months back.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"
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  3. taterblazer

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    Important!!! The cyclinders must go down!! They are designed to work that way. I didn't know better when I installed my rough country lift kit, installed the cylinders in the up position. They didn't work. They get no compression when you do that. They need to go down. To swap the bushings would have been difficult. I called rough country and told them the shocks were bad. They sent me new ones. Their directions should have been better. Good luck!
     
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    <font color=purple> yup, tater is right .......they have to be mounted that way to work correctly.

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  5. K5RON

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    There are several design types of shocks i.e. hydraulic, gas, cellular gas. I know hydraulic has to be mounted can down and certain gas shocks can be mounted in either dieection. Just don't know what type a shock the ES3000's are.

    Thanks for the replys.

    Ron
     

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