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Does anybody have Rancho RS9000 shocks on a SOA YJ? What part numbers did you use? Did you retain the stock mounting styles (stud/eye up front and eye/eye in rear)or did you make all new mounts for the shocks?

-Dorian
88 YJ w/ factory paint
 
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Dorian -

I don't have them, but you need to let folks know what springs you used (i.e. stock or not) as otherwise its not apples to apples. You should still try to measure full droop and compression so you have actual measurements from your rig.

Jim O'Brien
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Dorian,
You have seen the pictures of my 89 set up.
I would suggest modifications to go an eye to eye install in both the front and rear, and while your at it move the lower mounts from below the axle front and rear to about the Center line of the axle tubes. I dont know the model number, but with mount modifiactations and relocation you can install the 33" shocks with 16" of travel front and rear. I just order them as 33" R9000s with bolt mounts both ends. I also installed the in cab adjusters for front and rear yesterday, the rears are up and running the front still has R5000s but the plumbing for the air lines are in place. I plan to replace the fronts with the 9s as they come up lame. It was most beneficial to have the adjustability in the rear because the 45 deg angles on the rear shocks make them much more reactive to the soft/firm settings.
Jeff
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switch to the loop style mounts on the front and I beleive you can fit RS9012's on the front, these are the longest shocks available from rancho. I don't know what fits in the rear, good luck on the project

Jeff
'83 Toyota long bed
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here's what i did. after installing the lift, i flexed the suspension and took measurements extended and compressed. (i added a little to keep the shocks for limiting travel.) i also measured the ride height length. then looked through all the shocks to find ones that fit my application perfectly. here's the chart.

http://reality.sgi.com/rogerb/4x4/rancho.html

79/CJ-7/AMC360/TH400/Q-TRAC/d30/d44/33's/RS9000s/Herculiner/Pro-jection 2D
 
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