Shock installation instructions

Tiny
FRANK A FILLION
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 17,500 MILES
Just got new shocks but can't tell the difference. Does it take awhile to be broken in?
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Monday, May 3rd, 2021 AT 5:48 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Absolutely not. If the old shocks were bad, you should notice a difference right away. Can you tell me what is happening?

Joe
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Monday, May 3rd, 2021 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

To answer your question no. There is no break in type period to have the shocks perform their best. Depending what brand shocks you installed and if they are adjustable or non adjustable there can be several factors what you could be noticing for ride quality when driving. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace shock absorbers:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-shock-absorber

As far as my personal recommendations on my Chevrolet truck I've always recommended Bilstein brand. however, they are a little more pricey but ride quality is superior. Do you know what brand shocks were installed? Is the ride quality a little more stiff as a result? I've attached picture steps below on how to replace the shock absorbers on your vehicle. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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I had a garage install them.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Is the vehicle still bouncing after the install? Does it do the same things it did prior to repair? Can you describe exactly what is happening?

Let us know.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello again.
As Joe stated in the earlier post it would help us diagnose the problem by knowing the ride quality-issue at hand after replacement of your shocks. I've added a few pictures below of the Bilstein brand shock absorbers I use personally on all my 4x4's for superior ride quality. Hope this helps. Get back to us when you can and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

Danny-
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 AT 11:53 AM

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