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Factory quad shocks to single setup...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fad2blk99, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    My Jimmy came with the factory Quad shock setup and I want to go with a single shock setup. Can I just bolt a single shock in place and leave the second out? If so which one of the two mounting locations would be best? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Yes, and, it probably does not matter but it might Fit easier to put it into the forward top mount due to the shock angle. Basically just take the back one off.
     
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    I agree, use the front. When only using 1 of the 2 shocks, they seemed to work better in the front position than the rear position. Not sure why, but it did for me.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys!!! I knew ya'll wouldn't let me down!!!
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    For my stupid Redneck Adventures in 4x4 building this weekend, I did an experiment.

    The ingrediants:
    Worn out crap shocks on front
    2 coilover spring over load leveler shocks laying in garage
    And no $$$$$$$$$
    Well, you can imagine what I tried and looks like I may have suceeded. I put
    the load levelers (which are for the rear may I add) on the rear mounts because I have issues with shocks riding on an unprotective area, which is the lower mount for the upper mount. Now I must add this, this is not a permanent replacement, just temporary until the $$$ arrive to placate a shock hoop setup and Bilsteins.

    After 4 hours due to fitment and jack issues (F'N thieves)both shocks were in place. I rolled around town tested, less dive in theshold braking, a lot better ride and real smooth, especially hitting the big ones for a little air. In the dirt and mild whoops, the ride was also smooth. This is a good fix for the poor boy.

    Disclaimer: All safety issues were covered with liberal use of jackstands.
     

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