Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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Re: Why two shocks per wheel in the front?
The "quad-front shock" option was offered for improved handling. It was included in the Camper and Towing packages from about 1982-1996. The standard suspension only included the shocks behind the front springs. Deleting the forward shocks would allow the front wheels to bounce more, reducing the time they spend in contact with the road surface. It will also allow the truck to bounce and sway more. Before I added quad shocks to my truck and upgraded to 2" shocks, I rolled it, so I suggest keeping all four for safety and comfort.
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