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Should i use drop shock?

Hey yall, Got A ? About putting drop shocks on my 76 GMC swb pu, i've got this truck mostly done. Some of the things i put on it are, 2" drop coils, and the stock spindles, in the front. And a 4" drop spring hanger,and shackle kit in the rear, which meens the rear axle is still under the lief springs. The truck still sit up about 3" above the front and rear tires, which are P275R60's. My ? is do i need to use the drop shocks, or can i use stock length shocks. (Please Advise)

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How far below the bump stop are you??
The bump stop is there so you can't bottom the
shocks out. Trying to "lean" the shocks more is
a bad Idea, as the shocks jounce and rebound
are altered, basically they become stiffer. Your
best bet is to replace the shocks, if you're not
going to use the truck to haul anything, finding
areplacement shock isn't that hard...
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Thats a good ? because i havent gotten to the bump stops yet. When i took the truck apart, all the hangers, bump stops, cab mount brackets got removed and replaced. As far as the rear housing goes, it was left under the rear lief springs, which are atleast 6" below the frame. I dont want to spend money on short shock, when the stock shocks are needed.
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