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rear shock relocation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudduck, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. mudduck

    mudduck 1/2 ton status

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    I want to relocate the rear shocks by using a crossmember in between the frame rails. anyone done this? how does it work, do you like or recommend this mod? what length shocks should I use? I have a 14 boltff rear and also want to move shock mounts too.

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  2. tRustyK5

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    This should help a little

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  3. 85m1009

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    I have a bolt kit just for this project. Check it out on my Whats new page.

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    I was nearly ready to do this same thing till I actually measured my rear shocks that were on the truck. The new RS5012s fit right in there perfectly in the stock locations, and give me a perfect amount of compression and drop (until the next step where I flip my overload), so I am curious, is there a ride or performance difference by angling them in like that or is it just so the longer shocks will fit? I like the mod, and will evenytually end up doing it but was just wondering cause Toyota does it, and some others but GM didnt...

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  5. tRustyK5

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    My truck rode somewhat harsh with the RS 5000's in the stock location. Relocating them improved the ride a fair bit.

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    Iv done it .It works great.I get alot more travel with them relocated.The shocks I used are 5112s.The crossmember and lower mounts I made are bolt on.Heres a pic community.webshots.com/user/beaterwhang
     
  7. mudduck

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    thanks for the info and pics, hey frizzlefry that sure is one b@#*^n blazer you got, someday hope to have mine done, it is a 79 with 86 front clip 383 stroker,turbo350, 205 , with 3/4 tons and 4.56s, 4"lift 2" body,used the front rear hangers off a 3/4 ton and switched it to the rear hanger on my truck and it sits level with the front got rid of blocks next was the shocks i am getting new ones and wanted to do this mod before i got new shocks again. thanks frisibie I have seen some of your stuff on mudzers blazer cool site hope to get some stuff from you for christmas.

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  8. Esteban86K5

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    Here is my setup. <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/22343406eZunVfNFBJ>http://community.webshots.com/album/22343406eZunVfNFBJ</a>
    Just throwing ideas at you. There are so many different ways of doing this. Mine angle in a bit more than some but I still have an awesome ride with them. Not too stiff and not too soft. Just right.[​IMG]

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