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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 3030, Apr 27, 2000.

  1. 3030

    3030 Registered Member

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    I'm going to buy new shocks and was looking at the ranch rs5000, but after reading what corey88k5 wrote I think I need a few more suggestions. My k5 feels like I'm riding on the frame now so I really want a soft riding shock. Any opinions on the rancho rsx17000 self-adjusting shocks?

    There ain't no way I'll get stuck in that hole.....oops.
     
  2. SVBlazer

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    Go with the 9000s. They are WAY soft on position one. Plus you can spin-em up when you want a little more for off roading. Just a thought.
     
  3. Mr Red

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    After fixing two broken front-upper shock brackets and replacing worn out shocks, I know what you mean about feeling like you're riding on the frame!

    My vote's for the Trailmaster SSV's. SSV=Speed Smart Valving. They've got a valve that senses when you're on or off-road. It closes off-road for a stiffer ride and I'm tell'n yah, on-road is nothing but sweet. Thought I was driving a Cadillac today. Best part is, you don't have to monkey with anything to change the s/u, it's automatic.

    Just my 2cents worth,
    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     
  4. chaka73

    chaka73 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Mr. Red how much did you pay for the Trailmaster SSV's they sound pretty good, it sounds like you're in love with them I'd like a set of those hunnies for me and where did you buy them.

    keep blazin !!!
     
  5. Nrose07

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    They sound like the Edelbrocks, are they the same technology? Also you guys know if the factory dual front shocks were common or not?

    Displacement, cubes, and did you say you drive a riceburner???
     
  6. buttman

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    I have Rancho 9000's and they work great. you can adjust them from a soft ride to a firm ride.There not cheap but after you try um you should be satisfied, Buttman
     
  7. Mr Red

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    Got 'em through BaddBoyz Off Road Stuff and Installation Center in Woodbridge, VA: 703-490-0330. Paid $45 each (regularly $73). They were on sale. Don't know if they still are on sale. I don't know if he'll sell to someone out of the area but you can always check. Call and ask for Jeff (my neighbor).

    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     

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