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Anyone else running rs9000 with a 4" lift..in particular rs99001?!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eripley, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. eripley

    eripley 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone else running rs9000 with a 4\" lift..in particular rs99001?!

    What is rancho thinking?! Im ticked. These shocks have a full extended reach of 20 3/4 which is about 3" shorter than any other brand of shock for a 4" lift. I put them on my 4" lift and there is only about 1-2" max of travel that the wheel can go down. Up is no problem as there is about 5" of travel that way. If my tire falls in a pothole it will break the eye off. I thought the whole purpose of a lift is to have wheel travel.
    I'll assume im missing something. These shocks are not cheap, cant return them and rancho tech support is no help.
     
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    Re: Anyone else running rs9000 with a 4\" lift..in particular rs99001?!

    You're missing the Ford towers upgrade that everyone does here. Do a search. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. eripley

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    Re: Anyone else running rs9000 with a 4\" lift..in particular rs99001?!

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    You're missing the Ford towers upgrade that everyone does here. Do a search. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Forget it. Rancho can kiss my trailer hitch. Watch for these shocks on ebay. Your chance to pick up some rs9000's really cheap.

    The ford towers would have to be mounted 2"-3" below the bottom of the fram to make these shocks work. 20 3/4" fully extended for a 4" lift?! What a joke. From center eyebolt on my driveshaft to center eyebolt on my frame is 20"!!

    I took some old advice and bought Doetsch shocks that have the right travel. I hope I dont regret it.

    Rancho lost my business. Im not buying anything from them ever again.
     

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