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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2001, 10:10 AM
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What kind or shock should I get for a 88 GMC Jimmy 2dr 4wd. I was thinking of Procomp es9000 or Trailmaster SSV. I want to see if this will raise up my back end and eliminate the sagging.Which is the best shock?

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">If a pair of shocks raise the back end of your rig, then something's not right. You'd have to either get new springs, or some longer shackles if you wish to raise your back end a bit. Shackles I believe will change the pinion angle a bit, and springs are a bit costly. Shocks aren't meant to support any weight at all. Just to dampen the springs do you don't just go bouncing down the road with each bump.

I have a set of Rancho RS5000 's. I mounted the front can up like they said. The ride is a little weird that I've been noticing more lately as the roads have gotten rougher here in Michigan. What I'm going to try in the spring is to try mounting them can down like normal and see what happens. I think there's clearance between them and the axleshafts. And I'm pretty sure that would improve them dramatically, but that's just a guess.

Next time I think I'm going to go for a set of Bilstein shocks. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]</font>

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I cannot help you with the shocks because I have never tried either, but the back end sagging was a problem with my 89 S-10 Blazer 2dr 4wd. I put on 2 inch add-a-leaves from Rough Country and that brought up my back end to a normal level and it looks a ton better. I received them as a Christmas gift so I cannot say the exact amount they costed, but I think it was something like $200-$300. Well worth it for that amount.
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Just to clear up the confusion on adda leaf prices they typically run from $39- $80 total. Go to JC Whitney and they have brand new springs to replace yours for around $90 ea. And shipping isn't that high. If the springs are worn out, then I'd go that route, Then maybe adda leafs if you wanted more lift after a torsion bar tweak of an inch or so. One more thing, get full length adda leafs, not the short kind, they are much easier on the springs and better in the long run all together, Tom

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Now that I think about it; I don't really know where I got my price ranges from. It just seemed that it was high like that, but I guess it would make sense not to cost a whole dang lot. Oh well, all that matters is it really did improve the looks. And I thought about getting brand new springs but the add-a-leaves were a Christmas gift so I am not complaining.

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If I got any parts for Christmas for my ZR2 I'd be happy!!!

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