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Another call out to those Rancho 9000 users

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bigmeats, Aug 28, 2000.

  1. Bigmeats

    Bigmeats 1/2 ton status

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    Hello all,

    I just received my Rancho 9000's and the remote controll for them.

    My question is how long should i set aside to install the system, and is there any special tricks i should know about?

    Should i worry about the air lines freezing in the winter due to moisture from the compressor.

    Does anyone use an antifreeze for compressor lines?

    I am thinking about running all the air line through plastic wire lume for added protection.

    Lookes to me like one switch pumps up both shocks at same time, and then you controll the lowering of the shocks seperatly, this true?

    Any tips or sugestios on the placement of the aircompressor?

    Any help would be great!!!![​IMG]
    Bigmeats


    Carl...75 Blazer...Manhattan IL
     
  2. Depdog

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    Its the same line as air shock line, I dont think you have to worry about it freezing. I routed the rear shock line in that black flex tubeing for extra protection. My shocks are also upside down so the air line is at the top and you dont need a long loop of it to move with the shock.

    I mounted my comprerssor to the fire wall. Yes you blow up all the shocks at the same time and if you have the duel controller, you can let down the front or rear set independently of the other.

    Depdog

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  3. Bigmeats

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    Depdog what is the advantage of mounting them up side down?

    Bigmeats

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  4. Bigmeats

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    Also how long did it take you to install the remote unit?

    Thanks,
    Bigmeats

    Carl...75 Blazer...Manhattan IL
     
  5. Boss

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    Meats, I'm installing mine this weekend. (RS9000 dual incab remote that is) Install looks reallyyy simple. I'll do a write up of it after I'm done and post it on my website. I also mounted my shocks upside down like Deps. The only advantage I saw to that was it was easier for me to adjust the knob of the shock than the on the bottom. But that won't matter after the incab remote. Also another advantage I thought was it kept the knob out of harms way, like rocks and stuff when wheelin. Other than that, it the same deal. Anyways, I'll have the write up of the install by next week, if you want to wait, if not, good luck to you brother.
    Boss
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    Thanks Boss!

    Carl...75 Blazer...Manhattan IL
     

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