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Front 9012's/F250 Mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBadBowTie, Jun 16, 2000.

  1. BigBadBowTie

    BigBadBowTie 1/2 ton status

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    Front 9012\'s/F250 Mounts

    I'm sorry if this has been anwsered in the past, I came in real late on this one. Anyway do the F250 mounts bolt in or weld in. What exactly is required to mount these new shocks. Finnally if I don't go with the 9012's and just normal sized 9000's does everyone agree that I'll have a better ride with single 9000's up front as compared to Quad of any brand?

    Rick
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  2. Shawn

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    Re: Front 9012\'s/F250 Mounts

    The F250 shock mounts can bolt in. You will have to drill some holes in the F250 towers. Since I hate to drill more holes in the frame, I'll be using the same holes as the old mounts which means the old rivets will have to be drilled out. I plan on doing this done tonight so I may have some pictures Monday. If you mount the 9000's in a quad setup and set the valve to soft, I'm sure the ride would be good. The problem I've had is the non adjustable shocks (like Procomp and Rancho) aren't valved correctly for this. Monroe or Gabriel may be valved correctly but I think their sizes are limited. The only reason to go with F250 towers and 9012 shocks is to allow more droop or flex on the trail.

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  3. Chris Demartini

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    Re: Front 9012\'s/F250 Mounts

    <font color=blue>what's the difference between 9000s and 9012s, aren't the 9012s the same only with incab adjustability?</font color=blue>
     
  4. Shawn

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    Re: Front 9012\'s/F250 Mounts

    They are the exact same thing. It's just the part # of the shock. The 9012's are the longest 9000 shock. All Rancho 9000 shocks have the 5 spd adjustable knob and are capable of being controlled inside with a in-cab controller which is an option. I have the dual controller, which is next on my list of things to do.

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  5. HarryH3

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    Re: Front 9012\'s/F250 Mounts

    Think of the 9000's as the 90xx series of Rancho shocks. They probably don't even sell a shock that is actually part number 9000. But they do have 9001, 9002, etc. The last 2 digits represent the actual configuration of the shock. I've got RS 5000's on my truck, but the part numbers were something like 5011 and 5023 (not the actual numbers but hopefully you get the idea). [​IMG]

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