|07-16-2007, 08:00 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Member # 88586
Location: omaha, ne
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
|07-16-2007, 08:04 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2002
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Location: home of the wayward dirt bike
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check out the bilstein 5150 series. got mine from mad fourwheeldrive
1972 GMC Submarine
383 / TH350 / 203D-NP205 / D60 / 14FF / 42's on Stazworks / heavy foote / four eyez
Inclined to brute force attack a 70* incline with a Quadrajet
1997 GMC K3500 Suburban
454 / 4L80E / HP60 SAS / PROJECT TOWHOE
|07-17-2007, 01:21 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 51243
Location: Tropical Paradise
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.
[COLOR="Lime"][B]1999 Chevy K3500, 5.7/4L80E/14FF/stock/stock/stock[/B][/COLOR]
Last edited by GMCTruxrule; 07-17-2007 at 01:22 AM.