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Unread 04-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #16
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Great info! The only problem I see is when you flex it being all the shocks have 2 inch less compressed length it would limit your up travel when on uneven ground. Might not be that big of deal but just a thought. Do you have any pics of it flexing to see how it sucks up the down tire?
absolutely no problems flexing with the bastard pack and shocks. I did this just for you today. the edge is over 1 and a half foot right were its at and I could have gone even further but i was by myself and didn't want to tip. (im not very experienced with flexing.

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Be careful on the rear shocks and make sure that the auto parts store gives you the ones with 2 eyelets and NOT the ones with the stud and one eyelet, or better off just ask for the ones for a 91 grand wagoner (same shock)

I have been fighting with the idiots at the auto parts for about a week now first off they had to special order them, and they where the ones with the studs. Then they reordered and I got 2 different shocks with the same part number on the boxes but the compression rate is different on them. Now I have to run to the next town tomorrow to get Hopefully the correct ones and finally get them installed.

The fronts do feel much better though. I would defiantly recommend extended brake lines, because mine where tight with the factory shocks and with the longer shocks I got 3 inches more drop in the front when flexing so the factory would have pulled or snapped.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #18
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absolutely no problems flexing with the bastard pack and shocks. I did this just for you today. the edge is over 2 foot right were its at and I could have gone even further but i was by myself and didn't want to tip. (im not very experienced with flexing.
Looks good Thanks
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Unread 05-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #19
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Be careful on the rear shocks and make sure that the auto parts store gives you the ones with 2 eyelets and NOT the ones with the stud and one eyelet, or better off just ask for the ones for a 91 grand wagoner (same shock)

I have been fighting with the idiots at the auto parts for about a week now first off they had to special order them, and they where the ones with the studs. Then they reordered and I got 2 different shocks with the same part number on the boxes but the compression rate is different on them. Now I have to run to the next town tomorrow to get Hopefully the correct ones and finally get them installed.

The fronts do feel much better though. I would defiantly recommend extended brake lines, because mine where tight with the factory shocks and with the longer shocks I got 3 inches more drop in the front when flexing so the factory would have pulled or snapped.
For the brake lines i just relocated them to the bottom of the frame, was super easy and gave me a ton on brake line to work with. Also didnt cost me a thing!
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For those fronts (rears out of a f150), does it matter if its a 4WD or 2WD vehicle? Im trying to find a spreadsheet to tell me f150 shock sizes, but cant come up with anything (not the greatest researcher either :P).

Anyone know if what years the f150 rear shocks would work (having a tough time tracking down a specifically 1997)
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For those fronts (rears out of a f150), does it matter if its a 4WD or 2WD vehicle? Im trying to find a spreadsheet to tell me f150 shock sizes, but cant come up with anything (not the greatest researcher either :P).

Anyone know if what years the f150 rear shocks would work (having a tough time tracking down a specifically 1997)
it has to be 97 and 4wd i just went to autozone
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so i guess the weight of the pick up doesn't matter on the shocks? i thought shocks were made having to do something with the weight of a vehicle too?

i am asking because i really don;t know, not trying to put down this because i have always thought of doing this but was not sure since the weight differences
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there might be a little variation between shocks but i haven't been able to notice anything what so ever. All a shock does is prevent the vehicle from bouncing up or down uncontrollably. the shock does not lift a vehicle.
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I understand but I thought heavier vehicles required higher pressures I the tube?

Either way, it appears to work fine. It didn't make the ride more harsh?
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I understand but I thought heavier vehicles required higher pressures I the tube?

Either way, it appears to work fine. It didn't make the ride more harsh?
they probably do have more pressure then other shocks but I haven't noticed it. I went straight from stock gabrials to these gabrials and didn't feel any difference. Plus i dont think its possible to make the ride anymore harsh

If your going to do this i wouldnt be worried because if you were to buy rough country or rancho shock it would be stiffer then any gabrial shock and they flex great!
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I did this last week, I also got about 2" of Lift.
I went to a pick-n-pull, and got the leaf springs out of a '99 blazer - which had 4 leafs on it, so I didn't have to cut any. And I still have the main leafs if I want to make any changes, I just have to cut them to the length I want.

I'm planning on getting the rear shocks this week. I think the base Grabiel shocks will be an upgrade from the 25 year old stock shocks that are on it....
Thanks for the info!
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I did this last week, I also got about 2" of Lift.
I went to a pick-n-pull, and got the leaf springs out of a '99 blazer - which had 4 leafs on it, so I didn't have to cut any. And I still have the main leafs if I want to make any changes, I just have to cut them to the length I want.

I'm planning on getting the rear shocks this week. I think the base Grabiel shocks will be an upgrade from the 25 year old stock shocks that are on it....
Thanks for the info!
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I guess its about time I do a little update. That shocks are still doing great. I recently bout a pair of 3.5 inch fabtech leaf springs, which with my shackles I netted about 5" of lift in my rear. The shock are still good for it but are limiting me a little at max flex, so Pretty soon here I will be doing another search and see If I can find shocks good for a 6 inch lift. here is the latest flex results with the fabtechs.

furthest up the ramp ive gotten so far. I could have gone further if the shocks weren't limiting me, my back drivers tire started to lift off the ground. I could use some bump stops too. Still well worth the price and the research.

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Updated with part numbers.
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Updated with part numbers.
Thanks for the write up.... I have a leaking shock in mine with a 4" lift I think, thats the way I bought it anyway so I will likely pull one off and measure it to be sure.

The part numbers from the original post are correct for the 4" lift right??
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