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Old 05-25-2011, 09:04 AM
BrianR BrianR is offline
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Default Rancho RS5000 or RS9000?

This summer I'm looking to put new shocks on the ol' pickup, but I'm curious as to which I should use. The price difference is going to be around $200 between them, and with money a little tight I am wondering if it's worth getting the 9000's or if it's ok to just stick with the 5000's. Right now my little truck has just stock suspension an I'm looking for a more smooth ride above anything, it's a daily driver not a hauler.

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Rancho RS5000 or RS9000?

I installed 5000's on one of my trucks,
They were great!
I never really needed to be able to adjust up to 9 settings like on the 9000 series.
It's a truck! It is never gunna ride like a Caddy!
The price hike was too steep for me anyway
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:34 AM
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I've got the 5000 on my ranger. Paid under 200 for them. Much better ride on and off road.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: Rancho RS5000 or RS9000?

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I installed 5000's on one of my trucks,
They were great!
I never really needed to be able to adjust up to 9 settings like on the 9000 series.
It's a truck! It is never gunna ride like a Caddy!
The price hike was too steep for me anyway
Oh I know it's not going to be a Caddy, I am just looking to make it less bumpy when on the freeway or driving around town. I guess I'll go with the 5000's then, if both you guys have liked them and they are half the price, it sounds like a plan! Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:13 PM
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I just replaced my 5000s with 9000s. It was too good a deal to pass-up. 4wheelonline (IIRC) has a set of 4 RS9000XLs for like $320, free shipping, AND $100 mail-in rebate.
Torsion crank, 265's, and crappy-ass roads--seems to ride much better now. 5000s were far from worn-out; I'll put them back on in the winter and hopefully keep the 9000s looking good for show season.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Rancho RS5000 or RS9000?

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I just replaced my 5000s with 9000s. It was too good a deal to pass-up. 4wheelonline (IIRC) has a set of 4 RS9000XLs for like $320, free shipping, AND $100 mail-in rebate.
Torsion crank, 265's, and crappy-ass roads--seems to ride much better now. 5000s were far from worn-out; I'll put them back on in the winter and hopefully keep the 9000s looking good for show season.
MikeR
exactly, you ll be happy you spent alittle extra money and got the 9000's.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:57 PM
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Dang it now I have a conflict!!! I guess I'll look at my income and see down the road, but I'm glad to hear they are both alright shocks.

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