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Offline snibook7537

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quad front shocks
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:28:49 AM »
I was just looking and saw a bracket for the quad shocks.  I've only saw one truck with these before and was told they were a factory option.  I am just wondering if those brackets bolt up to a regular frame with only 1 shock per side.  Also is there really any advantage to them, to they help with the ride, control, something?  Just wondering if I could go ahead and buy the brackets, shocks, and hardware and see an improvement over a stock regular setup with just the two.  By the way the truck is an 85 K-10 shortbed with a 6.2 I'm going to likely put a plow on it for some light use( my driveway, grandparents, family etc...)  I will also be putting an add-a-leaf on the front as well.  So basically does this actually do something or does it just look cool.

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Offline Edahall

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Re: quad front shocks
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 09:41:28 AM »
My 1990 Suburban had quads on it but it got taken off because it rode too bouncy.  It rides a lot better with the singles.
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Re: quad front shocks
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 12:15:44 PM »
The brackets bolt to a regular frame but of course you'll have to drill some holes.  I don't think they are necessary unless you are running bigger tires (35's and over), or using a bunch of heavy duty applications.  I would just go with a quality set of gas shocks.  If you don't like how it feels with the plow on then you could consider it, but until then I wouldn't bother with the quad shocks
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Re: quad front shocks
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 05:14:37 PM »
I put the quad shocks on my sled puller.

As far as a street truck I'm sure a good set of singles will do just fine.

However, if you do deceide to add the factory quad shocks the holes should already be in the frame for the brackets.
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Re: quad front shocks
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 05:51:53 PM »
The purpose of having multiple shocks is to disperse the load and heat buildup into multiple bodies.  Repeated rapid cycling of the shocks generates heat which can cause aeration of the fluid, resulting in weakened shock absorption.  Having multiple shocks, spreads the load of those cycles into multiple bodies of fluid resulting in longer more predictable shock absorbing.
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Re: quad front shocks
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 10:09:01 PM »
I'll probably hold off on them for now.  I've got a set of 1 ton axles that I want to put under her this coming summer so I might not even worry about it until then. 
1984 Fiero se pwr windows Holley TBi, cam, 86 5spd
1987 GMC V3500 350 TBi 4spd 205 t-case

Shoulda never sold:
1976 c-10 beater 250-6 4spd no pwr steering, brakes. Recycling truck

 


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