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shocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1st timer, Dec 30, 2000.

  1. 1st timer

    1st timer Registered Member

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    i was wondering if i could just put air shocks in front and back to lift the truck a couple of inches i really don't do any hardcore off road just like the way it looks maybe 3 inches i seen someone do it once and it drove nice ..
     
  2. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    dont see why not


    --matt
    shaggyk5: 85 Blazer, 6" lift coming soon!

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Look at the size of the metal in the spring shackles. Now look at the size of the metal in the shock mounts. The shock mounts aren't designed to hold up the weight of the vehicle. [​IMG] It may hold for a while but sooner or later you'll fatigue the shock mounts to the point of failure.

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