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Shock question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TexasBlazerBoy, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    Installing 4 inch lift

    I got four new shocks

    Two are long

    Two are short

    Which two go in the front, long or short?:doah:
     
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    short ones in for the front, long ones for the rear
     
  3. TexasBlazerBoy

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    Thanks
     
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    You may want to look at an inboard shock setup (like this: /\ rather than this:\/) it really helps out articulation...and the stock rear shock mounts on our trucks suck and extremely limit flex.
    -Harrison
     
  5. TexasBlazerBoy

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    Like the one DIY4x has on his web page
     
  6. hunterguy86

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    Did your truck come with dual shocks from the factory? If so, install the shocks on the lower mounts. I can get pics of mine if you need it.
     
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    I have a 90 burban that I put a 6inch rough country lift on and I have quad shocks up front. They sent me two shorts and four long, so I thought the long went in the front... so do I need to switch the rear ones to the front? I did notice that the rear front shocks have a shorter mount so do I change them to the rear ? Then if I go with the ord flip kit for the rear do I need new(longer) shocks?
     
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    No my truck did not come with dual shocks, only single.

    I put the short shocks up front.
     
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    So does this mean you are closer to being ready for Shiloh? ;)
     
  11. TexasBlazerBoy

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    I freakin hope so.

    I got my 12 bolt dropped, springs out and one hangar ripped off last night. Now I get to do the other side:eek1:

    It is going pretty well so far. I just hope repairing the brake lines that I broke up front won't be to horrible.:doah:
     

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