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What shocks do you suggest?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dasanii19, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. dasanii19

    dasanii19 1/2 ton status

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    Id like to get new shocks on my 76 K5 but dont know what ones to get. I dont do much hard core wheeling but do get in the dirt.

    Im pretty sure I have a 4" suspension lift and I do live near summit racing if that narrows down my options at all?

    I dont want anything complicated, I just want to buy 4 shocks and stick them on. I dont know anything about shocks so please explain exactly which shocks you suggest I get. Gas? nitro? I want to make this as easy as possible. I dont want junk though.
     
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    I have heard a lot of ppl recommend Rancho RS5000's as a good all around shock. Summit carries them I do believe.
     
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    Bilstiens' 5100s:D
     
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    So if I go rancho and I have a 4" sus lift I should get 2 RAN-RS5112 and 2 RAN-RS5001 ???

    Are those the model #s for the front and rear that I need?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    What he said.... Bilstein's dog Rancho...
     
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    x2 :D
     
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    Too late I got the rancho RS5000's, plus summit had a promotion for buy 3 get one free.
    Thanks for all the input, I hope I didnt make a horrible choice :confused:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You just made the common, hugely advertised choice is all...

    Not a bad choice, maybe try some Bilstein's next time round.....
     
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    The only thing wrong with rancho 5000s is they are valved stiffer and ride a little harsher than many other shocks. But other than that they are a good shock for the money.
    If you like rancho RS 9000s are a lot better.
     
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    I looked on Blistens website and didn't see any part numbers for 5100's for k5's... who knows where I can get these?
     
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