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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Why would or wouldnt you use these? I havent seen to many people with them, that I have noticed anyway, but then I saw them on Stephens truck.
     
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    Limiting straps are for keeping shocks from hyperextending, and/or coils from unseating. They are typically only for race trucks, and rock crawlers with tons of travel.

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  3. 90blzr

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    Thanks, thats kinda what I thought cause I really havent heard of to many people using them, at least around here.
     
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    I believe Stephen is running them because of his 4 link type suspension on the front. He isn't running leafs anymore. They keep the front axel from over extending.
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Well, I've come to find out if you use a stock truck hard, like I do the straps are needed. I broke the rear shock mounts on my K5. Reason is because the stock (even Ranchos and other brands) shocks are 3 inches too short. The shocks are fine for compression, but not enough shock length for extended.

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