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extended shock hoops?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefjerky, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. beefjerky

    beefjerky Registered Member

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    anyone know who makes extended shock hoops for a 86 blazer? would like to use hoops instead of the ford shock towers.
    thanks
     
  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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  3. beefjerky

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    just a question... why use hoops over the towers? Them towers are dirt cheap... I can't imagine that the trick shock hoops will be.

    are ya just trying to keep furd parts off your rig, or is there some kinda perf gain? Just wonderin'...

    J
     
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    They are $75 welded, and $50 unwelded. Not too pricey... problem being (for now) I have no welder, and they are only available from RockStomper as a weld in kit. Is there a good source for the furd towers? Does anyone sell them? Because I can't bring power tools into the yards around me... and I'm not willing to naw the rivets off for those brackets! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  6. BlazerBoy

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    Some people say the ford towers are still availible at the dealership, if not let me know I can get you a new set for about 40 bucks to your door.
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    parts mike.

    www.partsmike.com


    Mine were $10.50 each plus shipping. Requires a drill and a saw, no biggie.
     
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    Got mine from the dealer---12.99 a peice and didn't have to pay for shipping---so either way they are dirt cheap.
     
  9. beefjerky

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    no preference. just a thought
     
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    I will be making shock hoops for K5's pretty soon and will post availability & prices when they are ready.
     
  11. beefjerky

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    bolt on or weld?
     
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    Whats the application for the furd shock towers? f-150, f-250??? If I went to the dealer, what would I ask for?
     
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    IIRC 1980 ford f-250
     
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    I will be making both bolt and weld in applications.
     
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    The Ferd's are still available E5TZ-18183-A
     

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