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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2001, 09:52 AM
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Rancho Springs?

Well everyone ran all over Pro-Comp springs with out much said about Rancho lifts. Anyone have any first hand knowledge about these lift kits-the price is sure right.I'm probably just looking to fix my screwed up old springs (63 CJ-6) It's cheaper to buy the kit than to buy the parts to fix the springs.Just looking for a little feedback.Thanks

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Re: Rancho Springs?

Different rig, but I had a Rancho Kit on a '75 K5 Blazer that I liked a lot, not to stiff, but stiffer than a friends SkyJacker Softride set. I have a Pro Comp kit on my Suburban, and it is very stiff.

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'Jacker 'Soft Rides' are just that ... soft.
They give a heck of a nice ride but they quickly sag.
Usually up front from engine weight and especially if you have a wench.


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Re: Rancho Springs?

I had Rancho add-a-leaf springs on a 70's Cherokee,they were stiff,but if I wanted to ride in comfort it wouldn't be the jeep! I just have never used the whole kit(springs,bushings,shocks,etc.)Thought some first hand info would be helpful.

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I had both Procomp and Rancho. They are both stiff and don't flex all that well. The Rancho ride just a bit better and are better made. If these are your only choices I'd go for the Rancho but better look elsewhere. I heard good things about Superlift. Is OME out of your price range? because they ride like a dream

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A.B.- What does OME stand for Old Man Egypt--HaHa just kidding.Don't really need them to be for crawling,just want a couple of inches lift,and new stuff underneath.It's cheaper to get a kit,and lots easier.I live about 40 miles from Superlift,which could mean a lot in shipping,Their priced higher than others--but they are close.

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Dave, you're killing me. Please don't complain about shipping! I live in Egypt and have to ship all my after market stuff from the US. You don't wanna know how much I paid shipping my lift kit .

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A.B.--Point well taken,when you look at it that way.I bet your shipping was higher than the lift kit.

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Try 3 times as much including custom fees [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: Rancho Springs?

I have run Rancho's for many years,(87YJ) they are stiff, strong and they don't flex as well as some others, but I don't have to put up with spring wrap, sagging, or twisting. I would recomend Rancho if you want to get a good suspension but forget about getting smoothe ride from it,,, it's made for WHEELIN!!!!!!!!!!!
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