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Blown Front Shocks - 5001 or Turd Towers and 5012/9012?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Sep 6, 2005.

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Stock 4" lift shocks or long travel?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2005.
  1. Stock Rancho 5001

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Stock Procomp

    4.3%
  3. Rancho 9012 w/Ford Towers

    52.2%
  4. Rancho 5012 w/Ford Towers

    47.8%
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  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    So, murphy's law strikes. My front shocks are completely blown with NO oil left in the cans. Running a 4" lift on my rig and need new shocks for a run this Sunday. So, quick way would be Rancho 5001's or Superlift 85100's. However, I'm considering the standard 5012/9012 route with ford towers. Vote?

    Update 9/9:
    Purchased 5012's since they were cheap and I've had OK experience w/Rancho to date. Ford towers should be here via UPS today.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2005
  2. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    I am cheapo so I went with the 15" travel pro comps and furd towers. Not bad for a total cost of 80.00
     
  3. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Depending on the local stealership you might not be able to get the towers in time...otherwise I'd be all for the long travel option.
     
  4. thor

    thor 1/2 ton status

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    Superlift 85160's or even 85150's (from scratch and dent) with ferd towers.
     
  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Anything but Ranchos. Bilsteins would be my preference.
     
  6. TLCOR

    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    Bilsteins and tubed shockhoops.
     
  7. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Rancho 5012 - Soft Valving

    The 5012 shocks were a tad too long for my application and way too soft. The valving is 205 Comp 805 rebound on these units and they are meant for dual shock application.

    I've since replaced them with RS999112 although meant for rear application on a 4" blazer lift they fit fine and can be dialed up to 763 Comp 1797 Rebound. Approximately 3" shorter which should do well for my setup.
     
  8. skidog1us

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    The 64,000 dollar question is...where to get the tubed shockhoops...besides fabricating them?
     

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