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Old 08-07-2011, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: New Rancho 9000's and still having a rough ride....

I gotta check dude....I had a busy weekend maintaining my other two vehicles. I need to just buy a cheap portable one, but like I said, I have been pretty busy.

I definately need to check the pressure though because I got new tires on the truck, and my civic at the same time (different locations and stores though). My civic tires were over-inflated by about 8 PSI !

Ill also post some picks of my worn suspension parts to see if you think they need replacement.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:11 PM
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I will post the pictures this weekend.....but my tires are 225/75 15 and the PSI was around 40 when I checked. I dropped them down to the recommended 30 PSI.

Max pressure for the tires is 56 PSI......should the 30 PSI be OK?
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:52 PM
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:20 AM
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I will post the pictures this weekend.....but my tires are 225/75 15 and the PSI was around 40 when I checked. I dropped them down to the recommended 30 PSI.

Max pressure for the tires is 56 PSI......should the 30 PSI be OK?
Max tire pressure generally doesn't have any bearing for most people unless the max pressure rating is lower than what the manufacturer recommends. 30 psi will be fine if that is what is on the door jam, though both my '98 and '11 recommend 35 psi...
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: New Rancho 9000's and still having a rough ride....

UPDATE: Forgot about this post I made a while ago, but incase in outsiders (or insiders) stumble upon this post.....

This issue was the Rancho 9000's.....they are not made for my truck, and were literally bottoming out everytime I hit a bump. That would explain the extremely rough ride. At the time, RockAuto had the listed as acceptable for my vehicle, but FORGOT TO MENTION that they can only be used in trucks that have torsion bars (not coil springs like my make and model).

Furthermore, some dumars at Rancho told me to cut out the factory drilled holes and complete the installation anyway. The guy assured me that my control arms had probably been replaced (even though I know they were stil factory).

Anyhow, I made the cuts outs on the bottom part of the shock (as directed by the manufacturer) and got them to fit. The problem was that they where the wrong part! And for all the smart ars' out there, the part LOOKS identical to the OEM shock, and even looks the same as the Gabriel Ultra's I have on there now.

DO NOT put these shocks on your truck unless you have torsion bars. I ended up snapping off the lower control arm mounting bolt. It was a complete pain to drill it out and make the needed adjustments to put the appropriate shock on.

I am happy to say that the Gabriel Ultra's were a lot cheaper and ride like a dream, however, Rancho still screwed me over. They are in the process of sending me a prepaid shipping container for all four shocks and will be giving me full refund. This does not make up for the damage that they caused to my truck....

Hope this post saves someone else the trouble in the future!
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