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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 04:25 AM
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which shocks

I have my spoa with stock shocks and I would like to move to rancho shocks. I have been to Petroworks site and they have several references.
9117, 9125, 9012 and 9010 which ones should I order ? which ones go in the front and which ones go in the back.

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Re: which shocks

Avoid Rancho 9000's. We ran them for years... and even though they're a decent riding shock, they're not worth the money. The adjustability seizes after awhile, the knobs break off, if you get the air system, it leaks.

I"m not trying to sell you our shocks, just don't waste your money on the 9000's. There are shocks out there that ride just as well for 1/2 the cost.

Also, the shock sizes you gave are fairly substantially different. What you need to do is measure up what is on your vehicle and go from that, not some shop 8,000 miles away that has no idea what shock mounting system you have. Do a compressed shock measurement on each end and that will tell you how long of a shock you need.


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Re: which shocks

go with DSTs from RRO cause you can run a wide range of sizes!!

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Re: which shocks

Does anybody know if there are equivalent OME shocks to these rancho references.
If I was to go with rancho would the ref 9117 go at the front ?(mounting lower shock mount at the front) and 9125 at the rear mounting lower shock mounts and approching the upper mounts ??


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Re: which shocks

Hey Rui, there is a local buy that just changed out his long travel OME shocks for RS 9000's, so he's selling the OME's. They are fairly new (I helped him remove them when I welded longer mounts on his YJ), and in new shape. Check out http://pub59.ezboard.com/fnewengland...picID=75.topic

They even have the right mounts for a Zuk.

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Re: which shocks

i love the Rancho 9000 ... they are expensive, but boy they are really heavy duty...

I recently made a bigger jump (unintendendly) and the shocks bottomed out and ripped the whole RRo spoa upper-rear-shock mount assembly apart (and those are NOT cheesy)

... the rod of the shocks was NOT bent nor did the shocks drip oil, etc...
... i bet they would come through the floor-board before the rod would bend or the shock would start dripping...

just something to consider... they are built to last...

but i guess it all boils down to your local price...

for what it is worth...

alfred

ps: in the front i run pos yellow Monroe Magnum LT -> would not recommend them

pps: due to the valving mech. the rancho 9000 dont expand as much as other shocks of the same length


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Re: which shocks



http://www.off-road.com/toyota/tech/shocks/

there's all the info you need

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