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shock mounts on k5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by down4thakrown, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    any one have a good idea of fixing the shockmount that is rivited a top the rear frame of a k5? Not much left to weld too. /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    theres one idea, although I do have a box of lowers I'm out of the upper crossmember which does you alot of good /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Where do you mount the shocks on the rear end to work with that crossmember??? Just weld new shock mounts on top of the axle??
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    Also, you can barely make out the lower shock mount on the axle. I used a 3" spring perch that you can by at a racing shop. I think they are about $5-$10. Just cut it in half, drill one hole and weld it on.
     
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    Also, you can barely make out the lower shock mount on the axle. I used a 3" spring perch that you can by at a racing shop. I think they are about $5-$10. Just cut it in half, drill one hole and weld it on.

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    Are you by chance selling the upper mount's?
     
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    DP, are you using any body lift and what shocks are you using?

    Thanks
     
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    Are you by chance selling the upper mount's

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    I don't normally make them to sell, but we can work something out.

    Shoot me an email @ dpalms@bigzoo.net and we can discuss.
     
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    DP, are you using any body lift and what shocks are you using?

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    Nope - no body lift and I am running Rancho 9012s.

    It may look a little deceiving, cause I have 9" of suspension lift in the back. I wanted the shocks to be separated on top as far as possible for more lateral support.
     
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    It may look a little deceiving, cause I have 9" of suspension lift in the back.

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    It looks like the distance from your bump stop to the axle tube is far greater than the amount of shock shaft that is showing. Are you bottoming out on the shocks or the bumps?
     
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    Are you bottoming out on the shocks or the bumps?

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    Neither. The 4" bds rear springs are pretty stiff. Here's about the most flex I can get out of the springs. I will see if I can find a pic of the shocks. I think I still had 2" of shaft showing on the shock. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    btw, those are the factory bump stops...


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    the lowers I have are in front of the crossmember. they mount to the front or rear of the axel.
     
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    Put a small Zip Tie tightly around each of the shock shafts and push it to the bottom. After your next trip out wheeling, check them and you will know exactly how much shock travel you have used. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I realized that they are the stock bumps and assume that they are not hitting the axle tube, because if they were it looks like they would crush your brake lines. Hard to tell exactly from the pictures, but looks like it.
     
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    Good idea about the zip ties. I must do that tonight. Yeah, those bump stops will never touch anything. I thought about taking them off, but never did...
     

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