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    about shocks

    Hey guys,

    I was going to order m y shocks, I am getting the bell tech 7203 for the front, but what about the rear, yea its going to be lower 3". With blocks not leafs, so wouldnt that put the shock hanger down three more inches instead of closer? Can any body who used 3" blocks recommend a good rear shock?
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    If the shock hanger is located on the axle, then the shock will be shorter by however many inches the block is. So if you have a 17" shock, and lower your truck 3"... you will need a 14" shock... So go measure your shocks, and then subtract however many inches your block is.

    If the shock mount is located on the plate that sits on or below the leaf, then you do not need new shocks because the mount doesn't change location, just the axle. But you should get some stiffer shocks to improve your ride. :)

    Hope that helps.

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    are the shock mounts located in a different place on second gens?


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    Mine mount below the leaf spring on the spring braket
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    well then it wont change a damn thing, if your using blocks, you dont need different size shocks.


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    you could use shocks with a different load rate to make the rider better.........
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