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Good shocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 89k5blazr, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. 89k5blazr

    89k5blazr Registered Member

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    The front of my truck dips down when I stop and i think its time for new shocks... Whats the best shock for the money?


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  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Probably Explorer Pro-Comp or Rancho... I was told by someone in the past that the Pro-Comp ES3000 and the Rancho RS5000 are one in the same, just different stickers...

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  3. CaptCrunch

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    Well I hated my Rancho 5000's I had... just not good for anything IMO... sucky on the street and off road. My top choices would be BDS shocks... very affordable... YJ Enterprises gave me a quote of $31 a piece for them... Skyjacker shocks are are also very good IMO.... Also I'm a big fan of the trailmaster line... The SSV's look sweet and are self adjusting... heard they are much better then Ranchos RSX's. If you don't have a lift then Bilstiens (sp?) rock as well... If you go Rancho... go for the 9000's.

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  4. muddin4fun

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    I used to run Rancho/Procomps and I just put a new lift on my truck that came with Heckthorns (sp?) and wow!!!!!! They are soooo cool!!!! They aren't as stiff, but everything is well under control!

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    Check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.aor4x4.com/longtravelshocks.htm>http://www.aor4x4.com/longtravelshocks.htm</A> You can use the Bilstein shocks with a lift. They also make ones that can be rebuilt but kinda $$$. I am going to go with the $70 Bilstein's. I have RS5000's and they suck! I have heard good things about the Edalbrock(sp?) ones too.

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    Bilstein, Swayaway and Doetsch Tech all make excellent shocks, and really aren't too bad on price.

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