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Old 07-16-2007, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i did the diy shackle flip kit and used the 4 in shackles along with a 63 in spring swap and removed the lift blocks on my 77 k10 and i was wondering what you do to measure for the new shocks that are needed. if any one has done this same mod what shocks are you using? any shock recomendations will be appreciated. i dont want no crazy expensive shocks just some good middle priced ones
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check out the bilstein 5150 series. got mine from mad fourwheeldrive
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to measure for shocks:
Jack up truck by frame until wheels and suspension hang free.
Measure from shock mount eye center on truck frame to shock mount eye center on axle.
This figure will be how long the need to be, plus a little extra so as not to rip your shocks apart if you really hang them wheels.
Next, jack up axle (one side at a time) and stuff that tire up into the well until the whole truck lifts up.
Measure from mount to mount again.
That is how short it needs to be fully compressed.
Remember, function, not form is the purpose of the venerable shock absorber.
16 shocks per wheel may look cool on monster trucks, but serve no useful purpose.
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I use the Bilstein 5150 shocks too. I like them and they were only $99 apiece. Which isn't too bad for a reservoir shock.
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