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replaced rear shocks

Finally got around to doing the swap.. It was a B!TCH!!!!!

had to lube up the new shock bushings and the shock stud to get the new shocks to go on.. No boots, will this cause any problems?

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let me know what you think..

Also, now that i have the bigger shocks, they have ALOT more down travel than the stock ones, when i lifted the truck after putting these on, it seemed to put a little more stress on the leaf packs and whatnot, should i be worried about this?
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i think the boots are there to prevent any contamination. Ie dirt, dust, mud etc just an idea
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hmm, ill have to have my dad send me the boots then..
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its a double edged sword cause they also hold it in....when are you going to get rid of the stacked blocks?
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I would be more worried about the clearance between the passenger shock and the exhaust.
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its a double edged sword cause they also hold it in....when are you going to get rid of the stacked blocks?
well, dont know yet lol.. not really sure how to get rid of them..
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I would be more worried about the clearance between the passenger shock and the exhaust.
yeah, the pass. side does hit the exhaust a little.. Should i be that worried about it?
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If you go flying through the mud and it gets caked up on the rod and there's bits of sand or little rocks in it, it may puncture the seal around the shock and cause it to leak when you flex it out and it compresses.
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well my dad is sending me my boots.. untill then i wont go flying through any mud:) lol
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well, dont know yet lol.. not really sure how to get rid of them..
Add a leafs
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Add a leafs
Chevy Shackles

Skyjacker softrides
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Chevy Shackles

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yeah, but heres the thing.. theres like 3 major things i want/need to spend my money on..

1.) - possible coolant leak in #4 cylinder.. OUCH

2.) - Coilover conversion, gunna have to wait if I have #1

3.) - Removing blocks from rear, chevy shackles and aals.. yeah.
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yeah, but heres the thing.. theres like 3 major things i want/need to spend my money on..

1.) - possible coolant leak in #4 cylinder.. OUCH

2.) - Coilover conversion, gunna have to wait if I have #1

3.) - Removing blocks from rear, chevy shackles and aals.. yeah.
i hear ya man... just throwing out the alternatives to the "blocks" for lifting the rear end
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i know, and trust me, i HATE the blocks.. Like the worst way to lift it, but unfortunatly the dam truck is running like ****, and i cant seem to figure out what it is other than a head gasket leak.. which will take up all my money lol
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Dude i would definetly worry about the shock that is close to the exhaust find a way if you can move the exhaust a little since when you put those boots on the shocks the exhaust will make quick work of that other one lol.
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hmm. well do you think it will be ok, until I get the exhaust cut and re-routed?
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I wouldn't put the boot on that one until you get the exhaust moved.
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I wouldn't put the boot on that one until you get the exhaust moved.
maybe he likes melted boots?
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well im gunna take the truck to the shop hopefully this week to get the exhaust moved..
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