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Shock size help

Can someone help me with the shock length? I need the aprox size (I'd love a link on summit racing) of the shock I need for about 4" lift over stock...

I have a short AAL, shackle, and soon to be 3" block. I just need the right shock to go with it. I figured it was pretty common.

BTW I'm intersted in es9000's, but any reccomendations? I'm just looking for a lower cost shock.
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you could just measure it

i wouldnt get the cheap procomps, ive havent heard good things about them.
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you could just measure it

i wouldnt get the cheap procomps, ive havent heard good things about them.
I can't. I don't have the height I will with 3" blocks. I have coil-overs in the rear now, they lifted me ~1.5".

All i want is an approximate from someone who knows. Something like saying a 99+chevy 4x4 stock shock is the right height..I don't know if it is or not, but an example.
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I can't. I don't have the height I will with 3" blocks. I have coil-overs in the rear now, they lifted me ~1.5".

All i want is an approximate from someone who knows. Something like saying a 99+chevy 4x4 stock shock is the right height..I don't know if it is or not, but an example.
Coil-Overs in the rear? Id love to see a pic if ya got the time...
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I have a set of rear Bilstein 5100's here that came from an RCD lift kit. They measure about 29 1/2" eye to eye extended. IIRC, these are about 2" longer than stock compressed and about 3 1/2" longer extended.
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I have a set of rear Bilstein 5100's here that came from an RCD lift kit. They measure about 29 1/2" eye to eye extended. IIRC, these are about 2" longer than stock compressed and about 3 1/2" longer extended.
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I'm going to go with 31 extended I believe, maybe 32. Anything else I should know?


I'll take a pic of the coilovers after paramedic tonight.
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they arent real coilovers I assume, I know a few people on here have shocks that have helper coils, but are really a leafspring truck.

If they were real coilvoers you wouldnt have to ask for shock reccomendation...
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Thank you!

I'm going to go with 31 extended I believe, maybe 32. Anything else I should know?


I'll take a pic of the coilovers after paramedic tonight.
Cool man thanks in advance...
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they arent real coilovers I assume, I know a few people on here have shocks that have helper coils, but are really a leafspring truck.

If they were real coilvoers you wouldnt have to ask for shock reccomendation...
I don't know, they are off of a dodge 2500 retro-fitted. I have no idea what year or anything. I took bushings off of an f250 and pressed them into the shock hole. They were awesome for about 3k miles, then they took a poopie on me. I'll get pics or find some soon
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