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Opinion on Rancho Air Shocks

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Anteak, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Anteak

    Anteak 1/2 ton status

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    For any of you that have them on your Blazer, I'm like to know how you like them and what setting you run them at.
    When I bought my Blazer it had the Rancho 9000 air adjustable shocks but one shock had a broken elbow fitting. This made the shocks inoperable. Currently the replacement elbow has been on backorder for the last 6 months. I was able to clamp off the one air line to that shock and put an adjuster knob on it, but I still have a leak in the system. After checking and tightening all the connections, I can pump it up to about setting 4 and it will hold for about 2 minutes before re-pumping.
    Are these shocks that great that I should hold off for the replacement part or should I chuck the system and go with the adjustable knobs? Can someone comment on this.

    73 Blazer in So. Ca
     
  2. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    I have the regular 9000s, with the knobs. They work great for me, I didn't want the hassles of the air system like it seems you are having...I like the easily adjustable knobs. I usually only touch them before and after wheeling, and it is one of my usual routines (air down, lock the hubs, disconnect sway bar and set shocks to 1!)

    I would suggest just going with the manually adjustable 9000s...

    Keith

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  3. Overkill

    Overkill 1/2 ton status

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    I think you should ditch the whole 9000 system. You can just send it to me (I will pay shipping of course). haha j/k

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    (Formerly heaj1)
    Swimmin like a rock, slingin like a stock, but not for long.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    R5000s are ok for street rigs. RS9000s are sweet, but at $60+ a shock they had better be. They are adjustable, and thats cool...but I'd rather spend half as much and just adjust my driving habits. (who am I kidding, I already take corners at 3mph!). =)

    J


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