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Old 07-30-2011, 09:21 PM
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Default new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

Ordered Rancho 5000's front and back.

I saw the how to on installing the rear shocks, any tips or tricks I should know before doing the fronts?

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

parts arrived....................nobody has any tips?????
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

PB blast the hell outa the bolts before hand. Collect all the tools you'll need all at once so you're not crawling out from under the truck 1000 times,

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Old 08-03-2011, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

I had to cut the front holes out completely on my Rancho 9000's for the front struts...

Manufacturer said it would not void the warranty. Bolt studs were like 2 3/4 in on the truck and only 2 1/2 in on the strut (maybe it was 3 in instead of 2...I cant remember). Anyhow, you can file the holes out or cut them out if you need to.

You'll definately need some vice grips to hold the strut shaft when you are tightening down the top nut.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:24 AM
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Default Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

got them installed!!! front and back.

what a pain in the ass getting the top nut off the front shocks!! Ended up hacksawing it off.
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