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Our Chevys old shocks were tired and bore all the sighs of a long, hard life. To their credit, they did not show the signs of oil seepage we expected to see around their top seals.
With the old shocks removed, we pressure-washed the inside of the Chevys front wheelwells to remove hard-caked dirt and grease.
Installing our new shocks was as easy as extending them so that theyd slide into their mounting points, inserting bolts, and tightening those bolts down.
We chose Pro Comps ES 3000 for this installation because our truck had double shocks on each front corner. Two ES 3000s per side would, we figured, provide just the amount of damping we needed. We were right.
A shock absorber not only is one of the hardest-working components on your truck, it also is one of the most misunderstood. But heres one thing we all understand: Upgrading your trucks shocks is almost always a very good thing to do. With that in mind we got in touch with Explorer Pro Comp and obtained a set of that firms ES 3000 shocks, which we installed on a 72 Chevy ¾-ton pickup that was wearing four worn-out shocks up front.