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Factory quad shock

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jess, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. jess

    jess Registered Member

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    Is there any benenfit to utilizing the factory quad shock setup on my K5 build up or should I cut if off? /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  2. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Cut it off... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...Mine came with the quads and it performs much better with just one shock at the corners...
     
  3. jakeslim

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    you can run just one shock on these(no cutting needed), unless you want to /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
  4. Catman

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    I had the factory quads when I got the K5. After a 4" lift it was handling not up to par. I put the quad set up back on (new longer shocks) and a dual stablizer and liked the difference. Just my 2 cents /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i just think it looks cool /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. shaun

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    I got rid of it I like it better now /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. 69K5

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    quad shocks??? anyone got a pic?
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    quad shocks??? anyone got a pic?

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    Quad shocks? Quad=4? 4 shocks at each corner? That sounds expensive/wasting. Unless you just drive over those mall curbs /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  9. BlazerGuy

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    Quad shocks were an option. I've only seen them on the 80's trucks but it may have also been an option in the 70's too. Anyway it gives you 2 extra shocks in the front. So you have 4 shocks up front instead of just two.
     
  10. big jimmy 91

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    They are factory on my 91Jimmy /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  11. jakeslim

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    my 77 has the mounts, but i dropped down to just running two shocks. 4 just plain hurts(especially since they were all rancho 5000's...ouch).
     
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    If you run only 2 (long ones) and decide at a later date you want to run 4 (add 2 short ones). Will the 2 (long) shocks you already have still work or do you have to go buy all 4 again. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    they would work if i want to go back to 4(never)
     
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    80's K5 include 90s and 91s...I know it's strange but trust me on this one...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    quad shocks??? anyone got a pic?

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    Quad shocks? Quad=4? 4 shocks at each corner? That sounds expensive/wasting. Unless you just drive over those mall curbs /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    quad +4 I knew that. i agree withe the rest of yopur reply though. i thought it rode rough now.
     
  16. jess

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    Okay, maybe I'll keep the bracket there incase the singles don't work out.
     
  17. bleedchevy

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    I went with only one shock instead of the quad setup, but with a soft worn factory springs, the body roll sucked on cornering. so i went back to the quad set up
     
  18. big jimmy 91

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    I have pics.
    How do you post them?
    Please and thanks
     
  19. 4xcrazy

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    Yeah i ran with singles on each side once, but didn't like the handling performance and of course the sway from side to side, so i went back to the quad setup and is better, but still wasn't "right" so i called the place where i got my lift kit from, and they informed me as to whjat kind of shock to get to help out with the ride, they sold me nitrogen gas charged shocks and it is much better, alittle firmer, but much better control.
     
  20. 69K5

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    you can put em in your webshots or you can upload em at villagephotos.com and post em directly on the thread by clicking the image button (below and right). i forgot to say you will need to right click the pic and copy paste the url from the proprties tab.

    69k5
     

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