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Alternatives to RS9012's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DaveCowley, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. DaveCowley

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    Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    I'm in need of some new shocks because 3 of mine are blown and I want to upgrade to longer travel ones with custom mounts. RS9012's look good but I don't really want to drop that much money. Does anyone know what the longest travel RS5000 is? That is what I have had for 2 years now and they held up well. I would like to get 12"-14" of travel from the shocks. Any help would be appreciated.

    Dave Cowley

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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    it is a 5012 it is 31" inches in travel length and about 17" compressed Rancho is pretty cool a 5012 is also a 9012 part # also the new mx6 by pro comp shocks will be building serously lifted trucks with long travel needs and is a 6 position shock.
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    call up the guys at West Texas Offroad and get yourself a set of DT8000 shocks from Doetsch Tech. Very beefy, nice and soft, 13.5" of travel and less than half the price of a RS9000...

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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    i just picked up the shocks mentioned in another post from auto zone they have 12 1/4 " of ttravel ( i measured ) and onlu cost $42 for 2 of them out the door. dont know how they ride yet /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    P/N or a link to that post would be great. TIA.
    Never mind found the other post autozone Part # G63438, BTW. I'm going to get some this weekend.
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    I got the procomps that have 1/4" more travel than ranchos. Something like $120 for all 4, and I'm very happy with them. You can order them from a lot of different stores in the 4x4 mags.

    Bryan
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    WHat is the extended and compressed height of those cheapo shocks? Thinking about some for me too.
    -- Mike
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    When I was ready for shocks I got the truck flexed and measured the extended and compressed hights. Took a inch off the compressed for some fudge room. When to the Zone and they had a chart that lised all the compressed and extended lenghts. About $20 a shock, lifetime warranty. They are either Gabrials or Monroe's. Done the job just fine.
    RS 5000 are really stiff. Lots of storys of broken shock mounts and 5000's.
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    Pro Comp has a 15" travel ES 3000, and Rancho intro'ed a 15" travel RS 5000. All available at 4WP or through many mail order stores.
     
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    Re: Alternatives to RS9012\'s

    Thanks guys, I'll look into the 5012's and also the Pro Comps because it looks like I'll save about $30 if I go with them.
    I always appreciate the knowledge on this Forum

    Dave Cowley

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