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Quad Shocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pr1aw, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. pr1aw

    pr1aw 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to put a 4" lift on my 91, I have the stock quad shocks up front. Should I scrap them and go to a single, or keep them. All the kits I've looked at that come with shocks only give you 4. Any suggestions? If I go with a 6" will I have to lengthen the drive shafts.
     
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    My truck had adapters to install 8 shocks, when I put a used 4" lift on my 77 I just bought the 8 shocks seperate. People seem to be saying that the extra shocks make for a rougher ride. As for the 6" lift and extending the drive shaft I don't know.

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  3. GONZO2

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    uh, i lifted mine 4" (did not lower transfer case though) and had to get new drive shafts. so i would imagine the 6" would need new shafts.

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    Its up to you on the quad shocks. I didnt put the on the Jimmy because they hurt articulation a little. I have the quad shock setup (Ranch rs5000) on the Burb though because I tow with it and it helps out alot.

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    JMT came with quad shocks up front, and I jerked those things as quickly as I could! if you need the setup that is one thing, but most people don't. you add more cost from the stand point of you gotta buy an extra 2 shocks, and then you gotta worry about getting the right shocks so it doesn't make your ride rougher.

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    Mine came with the 4 shock set-up up front also. I read a
    post about how smooth the ride is with out the extra 2
    shocks so I took 2 off. Way better. With a six in lift you
    may need an extended CV rr shaft. On the front you may
    run into a clearance prob with the exh crossover &amp; the
    front driveshaft.-Jim

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  7. ChevyCaGal

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    If you lift 4" you won't need drive shafts... probably need to drop the t-case if you get vibe... with 6" yeah you would need new drive shafts but you could also consider looking around the 4x4 sites and buying them used from someone. I see them for good prices all the time.... I have dual shocks on each side and they are definately something I hear enough complaining about with the ride from my passengers... but I like em so they stay... for now I am not doing anything where they hinder anything.... but just remember they are stiff and makes for big bumps... if you go this route you could get the adjustable shocks and that would help with the stiffness some too....

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