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Final word on ProComp shocks?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey all, I am considering using some long-travel Procomp shocks when I do my shock upgrade on my 85 jimmy (similar to the UAVs upgrade). From those who have used these long travel procomps (9000 series I assume!), or atleast been in a rig with them on, what did you think of them?

    I know the ranchos are sposed to have a lifetime warranty or whatever...but lets face it, how many of us will have the same set of shocks 10 years from now? =p

    Info, as always, appreciated!

    Jason


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  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got the ProComp ES3000's front and rear and love them. I too have mine set up like the UAV in front and rear. the rears are 33" ling and the front are 32". I'm not 100% on those numbers but very close to that at least. the truck rides impressively smooth if you ask me.

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  3. jekbrown

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    How much of that length is travel? I know the UAVs 9000s get 13.25" of travel...are the ProComps comparable in that regard?

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  4. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    The rears have 13.5 inches of travel. if you look at my webshots pics down below, you can see my set up.

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    I have a set for my blazer, not installed. I was told that they're the same shock as the rancho RS5000 without the price tag. And I think the Rancho 9000s are lifetime, but not the 5000s but this is all secondhand info. so I wouldn't swear to any of it.

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    You are correct about that.Rancho and Procomp are the same thing. It's just the name that makes one more expensive.

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