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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 11:49 PM
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What Rancho front shocks are best on SOA YJs

I'd like to know which Rancho RS9000 or RS5000 part numbers work best on a SOA Wrangler YJ. And can you also tell me if:

-You're using factory leaf springs or lifted springs
-The shock has topped or bottomed out

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 07:58 PM
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Re: What Rancho front shocks are best on SOA YJs

I don't mean to be a pest by re-posting, but surely I can't be the only person with a sprung over YJ and Rancho shocks. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

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Re: What Rancho front shocks are best on SOA YJs

I use R5012 on the front of my YJ with SOA suspension. I have about 3" of lift in my springs. I run a shackle reverse set-up also which moves my front axle about an 2" forward. I use Ford F250 shock towers mounted about 2 1/2" higher than stock. I bottom out and top out the 13" of travel all the time. I would like to find a shock with about 18" of travel that didnt cost an arm and a leg.

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Re: What Rancho front shocks are best on SOA YJs

I'm running Doetsch Tech 3000's on my YJ with a spring over with stock springs.
One shock number is DT 3407 (I don't remember if it is front or rear) and on thier web site they don't list an application for the 3407, but they have the specs for it listed (32.00 inches extended, 18.5 inches compressed. I have sent them an email requesting the application.

The others are DT 3333 (1969-91 full size k-5 Blazers with 2-4 inches of lift or the rear of a 1998-99 Ford Ranger) and are 26.5 inches extended, 15.5 inches compressed and work with the stock shock mounts.

These are the shocks Rubicon Express sells for thier YJ spring over kits and they both have eyes on the top and bottom, so an eye to stud adapter is required for the front.
Not exactly an answer to your question, but I hope it helps. I would also like to get the rancho part numbers.

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