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Front Quad shocks for a `86 .How to tell Short and Long?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rekvehicle, May 16, 2003.

  1. rekvehicle

    rekvehicle Registered Member

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    How do you tell if they are the Long or the Short style?The parts House is asking for this info.I don`t have a clue .I am just putting Gabriels on it.Stock suspension and wheels.I already have 2 new Gabriels on the rear and want to keep it uniform.TIA, RV
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Just my opinion, which you didn't ask for, just get matching Gabriel shocks for a single front shock setup. It's not worth the cost for the quad shocks. I need to switch back to singles and see if I like it any better. The quad shock setup is kinda hokey.
     
  3. rekvehicle

    rekvehicle Registered Member

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    I plan on mounting a custom bumper and winch.Everything I`ve read suggests keeping the Quad setup for it.Just a question.
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    the short shocks are the more angled ones.. if i understand the question correctly.. at least on my 86 they are... singles are mo betta... flexy flexy.. and will probably ride better..
     
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    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    If you have the 6.2 Litre Diesel you better keep them itll wear out the single shocks way faster without them due to the extra weight.
     

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