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Ford shock tower conversion... what shock to use

camiswelding

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1)Ive got the ford shock mounts and am ready to do the conversion of the k5... I have a 4 inch lift, 1 inch bodylift and I have plent of room for long travel shocks...
In Steves Rancho Shock tech article they didnt say what part numbers were used

2)can anyone tell me what part numbers I should look for on the rancho extended series..

3)also is anyone running anything else I should look at...

4)and lastly... who has the best shock deal for extended shocks
thanks
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I choose the DoeTsch 8403 shocks for my conversion. They have 13.5" travel and cost $35/ea at Summit Racing. Ride real nice.
U can see pcs of the installation on My 88 Silverado link below
 

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Rancho 99012's, they replaced the 9012's. They have something like 13.5" travel.
 

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I have bilstein 14" travel 5100's that Im gonna put in. Bilstein makes an awsome shock but they are $70 a piece.

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thanks all...
the gabriels are so inexpensive compared to the other ones... any seat of the pants negatives about them?
 

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I chose the Rancho 9000x's - the part number is RS99036, they are 21.125" compressed and 36.125" fully extended, 15" of travel. My truck is still in pieces so I haven't been able to drive with them yet.
 

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thanks all...
the gabriels are so inexpensive compared to the other ones... any seat of the pants negatives about them?

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They're the highest quality shock that Gabrial makes. The reason they're not expensive is that they're not advertised as "lift kit" shocks.
 
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