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Old 11-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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dual vs single shock high lift

hey yall, jus finished my SAS swap. im using skyjacker f250 rear 8in softride leaf springs up front. been researching but cant find a good answer. should i go dual shocks up front or single? the springs are kind of stiff, but still have a good bounce to them.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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dual shocks will help prevent shock fade but will cost more obliviously than a single shock setup.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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might make the ride alittle too stiff. try 1 and see if its enough
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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havent done the sas swap but thinking about doing the same, pretty much cuz the buckets have seen better days and havent decided to reoplace with single or dual
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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get rid of those buckets and use use a 78-79 style buckets and F250 shock towers. the buckets add 3" of lift or so and the shock towers allow longer shocks and use a standard eyelet instead of a stud to mount the shock.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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I always feel you are better off with 1 quality shock with proper valving than 2 crap shocks. If you are sticking to slow speed offroad driving, shock fade shouldn't be a big issue.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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I run dual shocks on mine and love it. I have a 5" lift, SAS, superflex coils, Duff radius arms, BKG shock hoops and no sway bars
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #8
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Duals are cool but a quality single can do the same.
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yea i might go with one fox racing air shock, they are adjstable to, but i heard that dual help lifted trucks without sway bars? like mine
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hows the truck running without the sway bar?? i am considering taking mine out but get mixed reviews, some people say go for it some say never do it
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hows the truck running without the sway bar?? i am considering taking mine out but get mixed reviews, some people say go for it some say never do it
It handles fine so long as you take a corner at the posted speed
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:49 AM   #12
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i'll give it a try, worse comes to worse it goes back in. tires currently rub on it
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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well my truck isnt road ready yet, still in oricess, came with the sway bars but i dnt want them in, more fabbing and i want as much clearence everywhere as possible
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:56 PM   #14
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this is my daily driver and i do a little bit of trail riding, nothing too rough though. but yea worse comes to worse it just goes back in
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