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Quad Shocks, which one to remove?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dznutz70, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. Dznutz70

    Dznutz70 Registered Member

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    My 89 Blazer has the stock quad setup along with all stock suspension. I would like to make the ride a little softer till I lift it.

    I am under the impression that removing one shock on each side will help a lot. The shocks were on it when I bought it about a month ago. The front foremost shock it bigger then the second shock. Will removing one or the other hurt anything?
     
  2. DesertDueler

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    Wont hurt it. Remove the smaller shock. It will ride a little better this way.

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    Pull the forward shock. Look at the mounting point on the axle and you'll see why. If you really want to improve your ride quality, get the ORD greaseable bushings when you lift it.-Jim

    88 Silverado K5 5.7-700R-208-10 bolts-4.56-35in
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    Pull the forward most shock. Your axle actually moves back during compression so the shock furthest to the rear will dampen better than the more vertical one.

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    Just do like Steph and save yourself the time--drill a hole in the forward shock. Looks cool too!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    pull the front... pull the rear :doah:

    which is it :haha:
     
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    Oh my gawd!!!!!:yikes: Its Timmay....
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