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GreenTaco4x4 said:
Everyone is saying that they suck and they you should shell out more for the 5100 bils. So what is the probelm with the ranchos, and if you compare them please just compare them with stock so this is fair.
I ran the 5000 series Ranchos for awhile. They are really stiff and don't ride well. I have the 9000 series now, I like them a lot better because they are adjustable. Probably still suck compared to what's out there if I felt like spending a little money.

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GreenTaco4x4 said:
Doe you have a prt no# for the 5000 and the 9000?
I don't have the part numbers for a stock application, sorry. I'm sure someone here will chime in.

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I had the Rancho 5000's on my '91 Toyota truck and they were as hard as concrete. I thought I was going to lose some teeth offroading with those pieces of crap.
 

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GreenTaco4x4 said:
Everyone is saying that they suck and they you should shell out more for the 5100 bils. So what is the probelm with the ranchos, and if you compare them please just compare them with stock so this is fair.

I used to have Ranch 9s on My Suburban, they rode great on the road as long as I kept them on a soft setting. It was nice to be able to stiffen them up when I towed our boat... kept the car from getting to bouncy.
 

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I have the Rancho 5000's are they are stiff as hell, ride like shit. Dont get em.
 

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Like a lot of manufacturers, rancho makes the shocks to fit more than one application. As you have read, the shock stated for the toyota is pretty stiff. I personally think it is a valving really made for big trucks, and not light trucks. But, I can tell you specifics. My ranchos got hot...HOTHOTHOT. Then, they leaked the slightest bit. And once they cooled down, they clunked like a bad ball joint. The damping went totally out of them, and it was a drag. I got Doesth tech shocks from downey, for a decent price, to hold me over until I have finished my rear shock relocation, and the install of some 7100's. The ride is really good, and it is a worthwhile investment of $90 or so for the pair. They don't get as hot, I have noticed. So, I am waiting for this rain to stop for a while, then I'll break out the welder again. Got me a NASTY wake up when I was welding and it started to rain the other day. No more of that shit!!
 
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