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Shocks????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 76K5WakeBoarder, May 9, 2000.

  1. 76K5WakeBoarder

    76K5WakeBoarder Newbie

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    Just wondering what people like. I have a 76K5 with a 4in Susp. lift. I sheared a lower shock bolt on the front axle this past weekend at the lake and started looking at the shocks closer. I NEED SOME NEW SHOCKS. Just wondering what everyone likes and dislikes so I can better my choice.
    Thanks

    Randy
    76K5
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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    HAHAA, Ok I know we have coverd this more than once so sence I am the first to post a reply I will give you what the majority will say.......Rancho RS9000 wins the readers choice for this board!!!

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG]
     
  3. 76K5WakeBoarder

    76K5WakeBoarder Newbie

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    I'm edging towards the Rancho 9000's but thought I would see what the general public thinks.
    Thanks Again,

    Randy
     
  4. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    yep 9000's are the way to go especially the 1,2,3 free deal they have now

    <font color=purple>79' K-5 396cid 600hp, TH350, NP203</font color=purple>
    http://79blueknight.homepage.com
     
  5. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard great things about the Edelbrock IAS shocks...kinda selfadjusting....a little pricey. I think they are making them for lifted trucks now. Be sure to shop around for best pricing, it seems to differ allot.

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
  6. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    I have the Edelbrocks. I'm very happy with them. Great On-road, great off-road.

    <font color=black>//////
    What the heck!...Drive it like gas is $0.50/gal!!!
    </font color=black>[​IMG]
     
  7. BillR

    BillR 1/2 ton status

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    I've had good results with Heckelthorn shocks. They're cheap and solid. I've never used Rancho, so I probably don't know what I'm missing. [​IMG]

    Blazin' in Flagstaff
     
  8. Mr Red

    Mr Red 1/2 ton status

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    TrailMaster SSV's (Speed Smart Valving). Self adjusts for on/off road. I love'em. Just swapped out old shocks, due to rust etc. ended up cutting two of them off, cutting three bolts and hunting through 5 different stores to find grade 8 bolts & nuts of right diam. & length.

    Good Luck,
    <font color=red>David, '86 K5</font color=red>
     
  9. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Anybody running the Explorer Pro-comps? I've heard not so stiff, maybe a bit more flex allowed than the 5000s?

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    '79 Blazer in progress
     
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    SVBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I run edelbrocks on my dodge 3/4 ton and 9000 on the blazer. If I didn't tow 12k worth of trailer with the dodge it would have 9000s too. 9000 are much better off road than the IASs...
     

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