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New lift/ only 4 shocks???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Nov 15, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Just oredered my new 4" SKyjacker and it only came with 4 shocks. I've got 6 stocks. Whats the deal? Am I missing 2 or do I realy need the other 2? Whats the handling/performance difference from 4 to 2?

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    I have 4 shocks. You probably had the quad shocks set up going up front. You won't lose nothing going to the single shock at each corner setup though. Your front lift springs will stiffen it up a bit. Basically what I'm saying is, you'll be fine with 4 shocks.
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    Thanks Boss, for the info and the "BUTTON" LOL!!
    I thought I had read a couple of posts in the past about aborting the 2 extras up front. But I guess I was assuming that when you order a kit for the specific year model, they would have taken that into effect.

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    I believe the dual front shocks were only an option, and not standard equipment.
    As Boss already stated, there is really no reason you need dual shocks unless you are a baja racer.
     
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    Doubt it unless they start growing a desert or plowing down several hundred miles of houses in Tennessee. ;)

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    I also have a Skyjacker lift. I did have dual front shocks but you only need 1 shock at each corner.

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