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Time for shocks... recommendations?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Danno, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, popped both of the shocks on my driver's side front, and I have a feeling the rears aren't far behind. Truck in question is listed below in the sig...

    I'd like to hear what you guys running big blocks are using for shocks. I've got factory quad shocks, if that makes a difference... I've only had the truck since last June, and I haven't had to replace anything until now.

    Stock springs (the next thing to get replaced), no lift, 31" tires.
     
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    chris672 1/2 ton status

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    are you going to replace the stock springs with a lift?
     
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    dragricinMT 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running Rancho shocks. They have a lifetime warranty on them,so when you get your lift tell them they are bad and then get longer ones.
     
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    Doetsch Tech DT8000s.

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  5. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not planning on doing a lift until I get better axles. I'm sticking with 31" tires for now, and stock springs.

    I've been thinking about getting heavier springs (like for a 3/4 ton), but haven't looked into this yet.
     
  6. Danno

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    Which Ranchos? 5000? 9000s? Other?
     
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    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    I've never heard of those before... Do you have a URL for their web site (if they have one)?
     
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    If you are staying stock, I have heard alot of good things about Edelbrock shocks. The RS9000's would also be a good choise.
     
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    I had Rancho 5000's on my K5,before I lifted it. Real stiff ride..I'm running Procomp 3000's much better.
     
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    Thanks... I'm looking at Ranchos and Edelbrocks right now. Guess it depends on the price. I'm not too concerned about ride quality on the road, just how it performs off-road.
     
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    If your looking into the Edelbrocks (IAS) shocks make sure you talk to other guys who actually have them and use them off road. They sound great on paper, but for the price they are not worth it. I got em for my stock height Suburban when they first came out and am definitely NOT impressed. I don't wheel the Suburban, but I know mine don't have much travel for off roading (they top out going down my gravel driveway). Unless they have improved them since 1998 when I got them, I would go with the Ranchos (just got 4 RS9000's from Summit for the Jimmy). Just my .02
     
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    i have a set(8) of shocks for a 6 inch lift. i know this is not the for sale board, but if you are going to go 6 inches then i can help. they are ES3000 and i am asking 200 for all 8. 220 with the kit for the rear since you have the front already.
    my buddy runs them on his 76 burban with a 454. has no problems. has duals also.
    grant.
     
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    I am going w/ the doetechs (sp?, hell, i can even say it) got them from West texas Offroad. for $32 a pop (got the 3000 series) and the 5000 were $35. should be here w/in the week,so ill throw an evaluation.
     
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    <font color=blue> I had worn out Ranchos on mine and repalced them with Pro Comp ES3000's and love them ........ decent price too.
     
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    Hey Scooby you got a part # for the ones you got? I need some shocks too I'm running rancho 5000s but they suck big time, if you have the part # can I have it? thanks.
     
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    I just got them in today pt# DT3404, and the are the 3000 series w/ the longest travel.
     
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    Awesome. I haven't ordered my shocks yet, was going to do that around the middle of next week. I'd be very interested to hear what your experiences are with those shocks.

    Thanks!
     
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    Yeah me too I'll wait to hear from you thanks for the #
     
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    AC Delco shocks?

    I was looking around at different parts stores' web sites, and found that Checker Auto sells AC Delco shocks. They had "Z75" shocks that claimed to fit my truck. Anyone have any experience with these?

    They're incredibly affordable. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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