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Old 06-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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do i need longer shocks

im putting a doestch shacle lift on my 95 5 lug and im wondering if the stock shocks can handle the 3 inch lift?
also do i need extended brake lines?
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You might max those stockers out...may be a good idea to upgrade to some Bilstein 5100s.

Someone else will chime in
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Time for 5125s. Not sure about the brake line on a 1st gen.
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8.5 10 or 11 inch? i read somewhere the stock shocks are 8.5 so i would want the 11s? could i run it as a dd for a couple weeks before i replace the shocks?
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Are you SUA or SOA ?? I think 5 luggers were both for certain years, if spring over axle you'll def. need ext. shocks , probably ext. brakeline too..
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SUA. these would work right? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bilstein-512...fd60b4&vxp=mtr
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Call that number in my sig pic (Down South MotorSports) & ask Sonny or Marco, not sure on the length you mention but def. 5125 series, they can be in many custom lengths.

You'll have to give them measurements but... HEY ! You live in Lakeside ? As in 92040 Lakeside ?? Shit just drive down there & they'll def. set you up right !! Best vendor on this entire site too..
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Call that number in my sig pic (Down South MotorSports) & ask Sonny or Marco, not sure on the length you mention but def. 5125 series, they can be in many custom lengths.

You'll have to give them measurements but... HEY ! You live in Lakeside ? As in 92040 Lakeside ?? Shit just drive down there & they'll def. set you up right !! Best vendor on this entire site too..
ok thanks yeah that lakeside on willow
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ok thanks yeah that lakeside on willow

Nice... you go to El Crapitan huh ?? my graduating year was 1976

yeah, i'm old
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Nice... you go to El Crapitan huh ?? my graduating year was 1976

yeah, i'm old
nope im homeschooled, it gives me more time to work on my truck.
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nope im homeschooled, it gives me more time to work on my truck.

Shit, back in my day if you were homeschooled it was only because you were expelled..haha

on willows huh ? before it turns to dirt ? towards El Monte park ?
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Shit, back in my day if you were homeschooled it was only because you were expelled..haha

on willows huh ? before it turns to dirt ? towards El Monte park ?
yeah right beore it turns to dirt,not really shure where el monte park is but i do know that the dirt road is a shortcut to el cap resivoure,(if you have decent suspension or just want to avoid lights) and i emailed down south motorsports (i dont really like to talk to people) so i hope ill have a reply by tuesday or so
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yeah right beore it turns to dirt,not really shure where el monte park is but i do know that the dirt road is a shortcut to el cap resivoure,(if you have decent suspension or just want to avoid lights) and i emailed down south motorsports (i dont really like to talk to people) so i hope ill have a reply by tuesday or so

I've been in Lakeside since 1958 (3 months old) & yeah I know where your talking about, I worked at El Cap reservour for about 4 years.. I have friends that live at the end of that dirt road..

HA !, small world huh,

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I've been in Lakeside since 1958 (3 months old) & yeah I know where your talking about, I worked at El Cap reservour for about 4 years.. I have friends that live at the end of that dirt road..

HA !, small world huh,

Anyway DSMS will take care of ya dude & welcome to TW.....
ok thanks and i checked my email and they told me this,For a 3" lift in the rear of that vehicle you will generally use a 9" or
10" travel it depends on how fatigued your factory leafs are. For the
best fitment we suggest you install the shackles and then measure the
suspension at full droop to ensure you get the closest one available in
the 5125 series line. That vehicle is designed to take a shock about 1"
shorter on the driver side but using the universal 5125 you may have to
end up running the same length on both sides and just adjust your bump
stops accordingly so you do not bottom out the shock.
if i need anymore help ill probably just drop by the shop.
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ok thanks and i checked my email and they told me this,For a 3" lift in the rear of that vehicle you will generally use a 9" or
10" travel it depends on how fatigued your factory leafs are. For the
best fitment we suggest you install the shackles and then measure the
suspension at full droop to ensure you get the closest one available in
the 5125 series line. That vehicle is designed to take a shock about 1"
shorter on the driver side but using the universal 5125 you may have to
end up running the same length on both sides and just adjust your bump
stops accordingly so you do not bottom out the shock.
if i need anymore help ill probably just drop by the shop.
Really ? huh ...I did not know that even the SUA 5 luggers were side specific like a regular 1st gen.

If you need leaf spring help let me know bro'....I may be able to help...


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Really ? huh ...I did not know that even the SUA 5 luggers were side specific like a regular 1st gen.

If you need leaf spring help let me know bro'....I may be able to help...


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ok thanks i might because the spring right now is flat almost frowning
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