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What are the best shocks.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dunc03, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Dunc03

    Dunc03 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 86 k5 that is in desperate need of new shocks. I have looked at edelbrocks IAS shocks, and have heard good things about them. Is anyone running these? I want something that is good on and off road. Thansk for the help
     
  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I'm running Pro Comp ES3000's and they're a real good shock ............. I'd recommend them. They're not an expensive shock but they will be a big improvement to what you've got now.

    L8r,
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  3. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I too run the ProComp 3000's and I am happy with them. I hear the edelbrocks are nice on the road but never heard how they do off road. Pricey too. At $28 a pop the 3000's are great for me.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

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  4. 77Blazer

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    if you got the $BLING$ $BLING$ pick up some King shocks.

    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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  5. CaptCrunch

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    I hear the edelbrocks are excellent on the road... but don't quite stand up to the abuse offroad. Edel's w/ a nice spring will come darn close to making your rig ride like a yuppie suv [​IMG].

    I'm looking for shocks if I can ever get some money to spend that isn't a emergancy fix on my truck. Trailmaster SSV's and Doestech are both under $50 and are suppost to be great. I also love the Bilstiens but at $70 a pop it can be kinda tough to swallow.

    -Mikey
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  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I have the Rancho 9000s out back right now, they are good for daily driver type stuff. But I'm going to replace them with Bilsteins.

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  7. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i like my new RS-5000s but kings would be cool

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  8. laketex

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    Pro comp ES3000s are repackaged Rancho 5000s. Same shock, different sticker, $10 difference. I went with the pro comps, installing them this weekend.

    Sherman, Tx
    <font color=red>The blazer's almost on the road....anyone got tree fiddy?</font color=red>
     

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