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post #1 of 8 Old 08-16-2010, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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if you install the daystar pucks without the new shocks what will happen?the site recommends the new shocks but why do they sell the pucks by themselves if you "need" the shocks?can some suspension savvy person help me?

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IIRC it has to do with the length and travel of the stock shock.
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The readylift one I got for my truck a while back has shock extensions to allow the shock to run up and down where it was intended to. I would think it's going to make them run too far extended and possibly reach their ends. I thought that daystar had some extensions that were similar?
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not that ive seen,and i dont think i need new shocks at 50k but i might drop the coin when i do it.i guess itll depend if i can get 35's under there or not

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The readylift one I got for my truck a while back has shock extensions to allow the shock to run up and down where it was intended to. I would think it's going to make them run too far extended and possibly reach their ends. I thought that daystar had some extensions that were similar?
Yeah, that's what I used too - nice kit. I ordered Rancho RS-9000 shocks 'cuz I hated the stock ride. I purchased a set that was listed at from 1"-4" of lift and installed them as I was doing the lift.

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thanx for the info

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Yeah, that's what I used too - nice kit. I ordered Rancho RS-9000 shocks 'cuz I hated the stock ride. I purchased a set that was listed at from 1"-4" of lift and installed them as I was doing the lift.
I actually have some Bilsteins that were on the truck when I bought it. They're the blue and yellow ones, I think they're the HD ones or something? Pretty sure previous owner took his lift off and threw those on when he traded the truck in... But they ride ok, I couldn't imagine that they're any better than the stock "Ranchos" for ride quality..... Hopefully whenever my Icon shocks finally get in I'll have an even better ride with my new 7'' PMF kit
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The HO's are much better than Ranchos..

To the OP..your lift kit ..you need castor shims and a adj trackbar as a lift will reduce the minimal factory castor to almost nothing leading to wobble. Without a adj track bar you axle is shifted 1/2-3/4" and will make the truck dogleg..This is why quality lifts cost what they do. Longer shocks are advised..
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