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remove 1 of dual front shocks???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RESTORE89, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    i have dual front shock set up and cant see why??
    what would happen if i just removed the outer of the 2 shocks from each side and ran just 1??
    i have read about getting the brackest from an F-250 and all, and was just wonder why not go with just what's there??
    i have no lift and 33" tires and minimal offroad


    It needs a bigger motor.
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  2. Tybee

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    Everyone ive talked to said its a softer ride with one. I plan on removing my duals when I install my lift.

    Theres nothing like fiddling with my Jimmy! 1984 GMC Jimmy 379 diesel, 700R4, 3.73s, 31 x10.50 x 15
     
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    I've gotta agree with Tybee. I've got the stock duals up front right now, and its like riding a brick down the road! I'm going with a single shock setup when I install the lift (actually, seriously considing the F-250 shock tower setup). Thats just my .02 cents though!
     
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    ok folks, i have seen many shock set-ups. i am going with the dual setup. this allows me to ride on a very soft spring with a not so springgy ride. but i honestly do not know what is with the f-250 shock setup. please fill me in. i have seen the bronco shock mount to extend the shocks. and have considdered this.
    thanks Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    I mentioned it before.... but if you all like the look of the duals but don't want both shocks there to soften up the ride... take a drill and drill a small hole in 2 of the shocks near the bottom and drain them out. Just watch out since they are under pressure and will shower you.... that way you get the look but not the ride...

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    AFAIK the whole point of using the F250 shock towers is so that you can mount LOOOONG travel shocks....for madly-flexy suspension set ups. You know, just in case you want your Blazer/Jimmy to ramp at a 1000. ;)

    I am getting all the parts together to do that upgrade (at the same time I shackle-flip + revolver the rear). Oughta be fun,

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    ok, i know about revolvers and the flip. and i am guessing the f250 thing is about the same as the bronco deal for the front. i like that idea. what year would one have to use for the brackets off an f250 and what else is needed?
    thanks, Grant


    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    I'm with steph, drill a hole in one.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Here's Steve's write up on it.
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    sounds the easiest, but i just a couple months ago bought 6 new SSV'S and hate to drill hole in $90 worth of shocks
    not sure what i would do with them when i remove them, you know it's just a mental thing
    also, if you jacked up the frame and let the shock extend would that not remove the pressure


    It needs a bigger motor.
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    There's still pressure in the shock even if it's fully extended. Once you drill a hole in it and most of the fluid comes out, you still get some fluid coming out after you drive it. So don't park it were you don't want shock fluid. Also if the shocks are that new then just remove one and sell it here. If they are good shocks, someone should want them.

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    Yeah, if they are new... don't wreck them... but I bet some one would give you some old ones to drill out for the look... that's all I am saying. I have duals and love the look. I would drill one out (because it rides like a tank) except the owner I bought this truck from put custom chrome shocks on it and I don't want to wreck them....

    C'mon captain break pedal... quit looking for the parade and drive!! [​IMG]
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    I think i am just gonna take one off, cause i dont care much about the 2 shock look, but the ride of a tank would prob be an improvement
    thanks for the advice everybody


    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     

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