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Shock Opinion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79blzrfan, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. 79blzrfan

    79blzrfan Registered Member

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    I have to replace all the shocks on my 79 and I'm leaning toward the ProComp ES9000's. What do you run, and what do you recomend??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I considered the Rancho's but everyone I talked to said they were pretty harsh. (Stock suspension for now)
     
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    Right now i'm running the procomp es3000's, but when i swap the axles, i'll be putting in some new DT's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I found ranchos real firm. Got Procomps on my '78 which aren't as bad but still firm. Got Edelbrocks on my '91 DD and they give a REALLY nice ride but are spendy and I had one go bad (leak and sieze up solid) after a few weeks. They replaced it but it shouldn't have happened! If you read the litarature that comes with them it almost seems like they expect you to have a problem or two!! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    lt61173 1/2 ton status

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    I have the Gabriel gas 4" lift shocks and I like them, plus they are lifetime warrenty.
     
  5. pauly383

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    For my opninion based on what I run. I have rear 4 inch lift procomps on my front, and autozone gabriels on my rear and they BOTH appear from same manufacturer. I love the ride, controlled but comfy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Do a search for DT8000's. I have read nothing but good chit about them on this site. And they're around $30 each. That's what I'm gettin' when it's time for new shocks for me.
     
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    RS9000X's here. Love them. Regular RS5000's ARE harsh, the adjustable 9000 series are not.
     
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    You won't want these exact shocks but I just got a four EXP-ES936000 from summit for $34.95 each. Buy 3 get one free...free shipping and about $9 handleing worth a shot /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif they are 36" over all and 15" of travel /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Gabriel Lt shocks( I Think they changed the name from LT to Ultra ) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif low cost, work great, Good ride.
     
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    Gabs too on mine, G63438 12" travel shocks all around.
     
  11. 79blzrfan

    79blzrfan Registered Member

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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gifThanks for all the help. I'll check out the DT8000's and maybe take a look at the es3000's /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gifThanks for all the help. I'll check out the DT8000's and maybe take a look at the es3000's /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    I would highly recommend the DT8000's. They have the biggest piston of the shocks on the market, and you can tell when you look at the massive rod. Great shocks. I can honestly 100% say that I have never ever heard one single thing bad about them.
    -Harrison
     
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    i run DT8000s and dig em. Until I go full on coilovers and stuff, DTs are all Im gonna buy/run.

    j
     
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    I just installed some Bilstein 5150 shocks on the rear of my 89 K5 with a 6" lift and 35's. Wow it rides much better but they are pricey ($99.99 each)at Performance Products. I had RS 9000's on it before and it road like a duce and a half. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I'd have to agree with the Bilstiens. I have 14" travel 5100s on my 78 they ride good on and off road. I have Rancho 9000s on my '84. You can adjust them to ride as harsh or as soft as you want, but I still like my Bilstiens better. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have to replace all the shocks on my 79 and I'm leaning toward the ProComp ES9000's. What do you run, and what do you recomend??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I considered the Rancho's but everyone I talked to said they were pretty harsh. (Stock suspension for now)

    [/ QUOTE ]In all honesty, My Procomp ES3000's have been just fine, I have no complaints at all about them. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Ive had good luck with my Doetsh Tech shocks for a year.The set i had before my lift had 20 k on em and are still good.
     
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    Who carries DT8000s? Does Summit still sell them?
     
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    Yes summit still carries these
    part # DOE-8403 $35.00 each
     
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    I'm all about my Pro Comp ES3000's. I don't remember how much they cost but it couldn't have been much as I was on a seriously tight budget for the Blazer at the time. Good luck to ya with whatever you decide on.

    Allan
     

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