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? on dual shocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5Crazy, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. K5Crazy

    K5Crazy Registered Member

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    My 90 Blazer came with dual front shocks and after reading some posts I went and had 2 new front shocks put in and the other two taken off. Now here's what they did. Deleted the shocks toward the front bumper and put new ones in toward the firewall. Is that right or should it be the other way around?
    Thanks in advance,
    Ken
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    you got it right the suspension moves up and back when it flexes so the shock that you left in there does the most work.

    now enjoy your smoother ride. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes that is right /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="blue"> Yup , .... I wonder if YUNIT's set up will be that way too !?</font color>
     
  5. K5Crazy

    K5Crazy Registered Member

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    I just did a little off road'n - it's like night and day.
    Glad I ditched the other 2 shocks.
    Thanks
     
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    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    Now could someone make sense of this for me: The longer shock (closest to front bumper) is the one that always get ditched /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif . By removing this shock you won't gain ANY travel, just decrease some ride harshness. If we are looking to gain offroad performance, wouldn't it be better to remove the shorter (closer to the cab) shock and make another mounting tab on the axle so that both sides of this shock will be supported? The tab would be as simple as a 1/4''x2''x3'' piece of metal with a hole drilled in it and welded to the axle tube. This way at least we will gain a little travel at a very small price (maybe $4 for the metal if you don't already have it) right /forums/images/icons/confused.gif ?
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i got rid of the short shock and put the long one in the rearward position.
     
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    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    hhmmm... yet another interesting twist on this, it seems like that would allow for more droop, but do you have any problems with it bottoming out on compression? Has anyone else found a need for the third tab on the axle tube that I was talking about? I know that conn-ferr makes a weld on kit for it.
     

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