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School me on shocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to buy DIY's inboard shock kit. But dont know what kind of shocks to buy. My K5 has 6 inch lift in rear how do I tell how long to get? And do I get a soft shock or a firm shock or remote reservoir shocks????

    If this helps I run rocks no mud some dirt trails the ft has the Ford towers and 9012.

    Let me know what you think before I wast my money on the wrong shocks.
     
  2. Roz

    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    the best bet is to max flex and then take min and max measurments. remote reservior are for lots of movement fast (desert fast drivin) helps keep shock from overheating. i personally like softer shocks since i drive like a maniac but its preference really
     
  3. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    I run a similar shock setup on mine, with @ 6" lift and i run 34" RS9000X's seems to be a decent length. I used to run 32" Procomps in the same mount, never had a problem with length with those either. so i would think about a 32" shock would be good. As for which ones i like the adjustable ranchos But i'm sure any quality shock will work, Notice i said Quality shock, not 19.99 Kragen Specials. :)
     

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