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Shock choices

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4 Cowboy, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. 4x4 Cowboy

    4x4 Cowboy 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 84 gmc jimmy and im putting on a 4 inch lift but i dont know what would be the best shock to use and not empty my wallet. i mostly offoad on rocks and snow but also drive around town.
     
  2. 4x4 Cowboy

    4x4 Cowboy 1/2 ton status

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    any info would help
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Rancho 9000 seems like a good choice with the feature of being able to adjust the valving on them for different areas such as street driving and off road. If you are willing to spend a little more $$$$, Pro Comp has a 6 way adjustable shock that's a mono-tube design which is a better design than the mass majority of the market, but that's really not needed unless you plan on using and abusing the shocks to the point they start fading.
     
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    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    Agree with the 9000's /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. If you do a search on shocks, I think every brand has been compared. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  5. TX Mudder

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    I think I'm going with Doetsch 8000s.
    -- Mike
     
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    Does anyone run bilsteins or fox's?
     
  7. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Does anyone run bilsteins or fox's?

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    Not many, some of us would love to.
    There's a thread, frame build up or something or another that just started today, there's Bilsteins on there.
     
  8. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have a set of 4 Trailmasters (for a 4" lift) that are just sitting in my garage doing me no good....make me an offer, and they're yours.....!

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    Those are mine , I love my shocks , I have the luxury of being able to revalve and dyno them myself ! ride great and look good!! [​IMG] ..........................CC /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  10. MilpitasK5

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    I vote for the 9000's but if you're not looking to spend an arm and a leg, hit Greg72 up for his! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. 4x4 Cowboy

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    ill look into the 9000s, id like to get greg72s shocks but to far away

    thanks all
     

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