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Shocks, which ones?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlackDog714, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. BlackDog714

    BlackDog714 1/2 ton status

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    I am finally starting my build up of my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif and I am looking to buy new shocks.

    I will be removing the sway bar (D60 and crossover) but I will also be driving it on the street. Springs are either going to be TC or BDS 4 or 6 in.
     
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    How about these at Edlebrock or these at Fox Shox
    Bill

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    Both of those are awesome, but how much are they? I know the Bilsteins are like $100 a piece and that was pretty much my limit.
     
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    Well you did'nt say you had a spending limit /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif!Fox Shox aren't that much more $140 on up!
    Bill
     
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    I believe the pictured shock will run you quite a bit more than $205. All those bypasses and the res, and that shock is meant to fly man, not to crawl. The Edelbrocks well I haven't seen any travel numbers, they seem to sell for vehicle specific and they are almost $200 a shock. Definetally go with a 5150 over that. I plan on 5150s all the way around, 14" travel jobs since I will have 52" springs up front and coils in the rear.
     
  6. 88Silverado

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    Doetsch from Summit (8403's 13.5" of travel)
    $34/ea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Doetsch from Summit (8403's 13.5" of travel)
    $34/ea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    How are they for road ride? Anyone use these w/o a sway bar?
     
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    I'm not currently running them nor have I herd any feed from those who are, but I like the RS9000x. Its what I'd like to replace my $30/piece el cheapos with.
     
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    I have them on all four on my 88 daily driver without the swaybar connected.
    The DoeTsch are a prerunner shock and there a few people on this board running them. You can see pics on my Silverado link below.
     
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    Gabrial G63438

    30" long, 12" travel, $20 at autozone with a lifetime warranty

    I'm doing them all the way around on my rig. I thought they were going to be too short for the rear but I did some playing with a measuring tape today and they're going to work out perfect for me, with room to spare.

    To use them up front I'm going to need to install my Ford towers.
     

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