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shock drop

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike reeh, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

    Jul 23, 2001
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    San Diego, CA
    I have a 4" lift on my truck (its a good 4" too possibly 5").. anyways I got some procomp 9000 shocks for the front .. they are definately the right part number.. anyways since they are gas charged they extend by themselves..

    now picture this... I install the shock, with the bottom mount first.... with the truck sitting at NORMAL right height (not on stands or anything) I only had MAYBE an inch and a half of shock sticking past the top mount.. meaning I only compressed them 1.5" to bolt em on.. soooooo if I want ANY travel in the opposite direction, it aint happenin.... what would you guys says is minimum amount of "play" ?? 1.5" is definately not enough in my opinion... I went to 4WPW and they already ordered me new longer ones to replace for free.. so Im pretty happy with them this time...

    how much travel do you guys think is minimum ?

  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    E-town baby!
    That's about right. My front end droops another 1 1/2" with the front shocks removed. Also a 4" lift. I think whoever came up with the shock length for the fronts of these is a moron...


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