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shocks, how necessary are they?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    i have yet to reweld my rear shock mounts cause im running a 14 bolt. is it ok to drive the truck for like 2-5 miles to the welding place w/o running shocks in the rear? just takin some precautions before i drive out there.

    phill
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    in my opinion I would say go for it..I drove my Jimmy for 2 days before I got the rear shocks finally put on.

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  3. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    it should be ok, watch the speed and specially the bumps. get ready for a bouncy ride.

    oh yea and don't tap on the brakes too much when you are coming to a stop. you may give the low rider homeboys beside you some competition.

    ARQ.

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  4. mike reeh

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    i think youll be surprised at how "normal" its rides w/o shocks.. I have pretty heavy springs on mine but after I installed my lifted I drove it w/o shocks for a while.. hard bumps was really only where I noticed it, it wanted to keep bouncing.... definately not unsafe to drive especially if you're not abusive

    mike
     
  5. FatBoyBlazer

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    i did it for a month......then put some gabriel red ryders on.....road like a dream, just don't wheel too hard with those you'll jut break them right out of the frame....

    hola
     
  6. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    Well...in the Feb. '02 4Wheel &amp; Off-Road, there's a '74 K-10 running a 502 Mark IV motor with a 250 hp. nitrous kit and 38.5 boggers with no rear shocks? YIKES!?

    9/11/01..Never forget...Never forgive
     
  7. m j

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    dunno about power units but shocks are not legally required with leaf springs on a trailer

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  8. four_by_ken

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    You will be fine without the shocks for a little while. I drove my old 454 Jeep without shocks for 2 years. Was a bouncy ride and I always said, "I need to get shocks on this." But, I never did get around to it.

    Ken H.


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