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More shocks to fix harsh ride?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ascuro, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. ascuro

    ascuro Registered Member

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    A few months ago I installed 6 inch superlift springs (HD) and pro comp (3000s) on all four corners of my blazer. All new sleeves/bushings and such. At the moment the ride is extremely harsh, almost dangerous at speed due to some loss of control.

    My question is - would doubling up on shocks at each wheel, or maybe moving up to some firmer ones, smooth it out some? I've had several people give me varying opinions.
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    More shocks is just going to make it harsh also, the HD springs are what they are Heavy Duty. The easy rides are a lot smoother of a ride.
     
  3. FRIZZLEFRY

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    More shocks are gonna make it worse.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, get rid of the springs... they are 99% of the problem. HD springs are really only needed if you plan on carrying a heavy load (rear) or you have a VERY heavy front end (desiel, 15k winch, blah blah). If you don't have that extra weight, they will be stiff as all fork and ride like crap. I had some Rancho HDs that were practically like having the body welded directly to the axle tubes... flex? we don't need no stinkin flex! :D HD springs on a light rig is sorta like when you're in the military and you load up the back of a 5-ton truck with grunts and drive over a pot-hole-covered road. Those wood bench seats are gonna paddle your butt. ;)

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  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Take a leaf out of the pack and see how it rides.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i agree with what has been said so far, where in so cal are you?
     
  7. ascuro

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    Thanks for the input guys. Guess I'll try and pull a leaf, see how that helps.

    Oh, I'm just east of LA here, near the Montclair mall (just off the 10).
     
  8. sweetk30

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    what size tires and how much air are you running? to much air will make it hard ride. i ran 38" tires and 25 psi.
     

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